All programs are offered free of charge (unless noted) thanks to funding provided by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Centers for Disease Control, and the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Programs (by county):
Become an AFEP leader in 2012! Let us know if you are interested in becoming an exercise leader and we will arrange a free leader training. Minimum class size of 4 to schedule a training. Call the NEMO RAC at 660-626-2049 or 866-626-2878 ext. 2049.
Monday and Friday 10-10:45am at St. Andrews Apartments, 500 Osteopathy St., Kirksville, MO 660-627-5400
Monday's and Friday's beginning January 23, 11am-noon, Novinger Firehouse, 102 Front St., Novinger, MO call Jennifer Chrisman at 660-665-0330
Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:30am at Thompson Campus Center, ATSU, Osteopathy St., Kirksville, MO 660-626-2213
Clark: Contact the Northeast Missouri Regional Arthritis Center to schedule a class.
Monday and Wednesday 11:00-11:50am at North Central Missouri College, Ketcham Community Center, 1322 Mabel St., Trenton, MO (There is a modest fee for this class and scholarships are available.) 660-359-3948 ext. 1457
Tuesday and Thursday 12:45-1:30pm at Grundy County Senior Center, 2901 Hoover Dr., Trenton, MO 660-359-3058
Monday and Thursday 10:00am-11:00am at the First Christian Church in Edina on Highway 6 from March 14 - May 5. Call Anita Gibbons at 660-397-3443
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:30-10:30am at Ewing Nutrition Center, 101 W. Bryan St., Ewing, MO 573-209-3631
Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:30am at La Grange Senior Center, 905 Jefferson St., La Grange, MO 573-655-4387
Monday through Friday 11:00am-12:00pm at McLarney Manor, 116 E. Pratt, Brookfield, MO 660-258-7402
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-11:00am now through May at Life Care Center, 315 Hunt St., Brookfield, MO 660-258-3367
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-10:45am at Grand River Multipurpose Center, 440 Locust St., Chillicothe, MO 660-646-1555
Macon: Contact the Northeast Missouri Regional Arthritis Center to schedule a class.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00-10:00am at Douglass Community Services, 711 Grand Ave., Hannibal, MO 573-221-6944
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00-11:00am at Mercer County Senior Center, 110 N. Broadway, Princeton, MO 660-748-3636
Putnam: Contact the Northeast Missouri Regional Arthritis Center to schedule a class.
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-11:00am at Forget Me Not Senior Center, 412 S. Main St., New London, MO 573-985-2491
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-3:00pm at the Christian Church, 302 E. Salling St., Perry, MO 573-565-2799
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-3:00pm at the Town Hall, Center, MO 573-267-3513
Scotland: Contact the Northeast Missouri Regional Arthritis Center to schedule a class.
Wednesday and Friday mornings, 9:30am-10:30am, Schuyler County Nutrition Site, N. Marion, Lancaster, MO
Wednesday mornings, Clarence Care Center, 111 East Street, Clarence, MO 660-699-2118
Tuesday and Friday 10:00-11:00am at Sullivan County Hospital, 630 W. Third St., Milan, MO 660-265-4212
Live Like Your Life Depends On It: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program:
This free, fun, and interactive workshop on healthy living meets once a week for six weeks. Contact your Northeast Missouri Regional Arthritis Center at 660-626-2049 or 866-626-2878 ext. 2049 to schedule a class!
Leader Training: Become a "Live Like Your Life Depends On It" leader! Make a difference in your community! Free leader trainings may be scheduled by calling the NEMO RAC at 660-626-2049.
Clark Co. Health Department in Kahoka: Tuesdays beginning Feb. 7, 2012, 9:30am-10:30am. Join friends for a free, fun workshop that focuses on living well. Door prizes and Incentives. Fresh ideas for living. Call 600-397-3443 or 660-727-2356 for more information
Macon: Thursdays 9:00am-11:30am, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, and 19 at the Macon County Health Department, 503 N. Missouri, Macon, MO. To register or for more information, call Doris Fountain at the Northeast Missouri Regional Arthritis Center 866-626-2878 ext. 2049 or Judy Rushton at the Macon County Health Department at 660-385-4711 .
Lincoln: Tuesdays 9:00-11:00am, April 19-May 24 at the Troy Senior Center, 1380 Boone St., Troy, MO. Free transportation is available. Lunch follows the workshop with a $3 suggested donation for 60 and up. Give Cheryl or Sarah a call at 636-528-7000 to find out more or to register. Sponsored by the Northeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging, the Lincoln County Medical Center, the Eastern and Northeast Missouri Regional Arthritis Centers, and the MO Department of Health and Senior Services.
Tomando Control de su Salud:
"Tomando Control de su Salud" is a fun, interactive Spanish version of the Live Like Your Life Depends On It: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop. For information on classes or leader trainings, contact Doris Fountain at 660-626-2049 or 866-626-2878 ext.2049, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Para espanol; Nora Gates 660-665-1048, Nancy Cruz 660-216-4434, or Denese Wellborn-Chaverri 660-234-5237. Leaders must be fluent in reading, writing, and speaking in Spanish.
Todos los jueves, 4:30-7:00pm, Mayo 19, 26, Junio 2, 9, 23, 30 Incluye comida. La cena, el libro, y los discos son gratis. Programa para los ninos y ninera para cuidar los chiquitos. Sullivan County Health Department, #1 Hawthorne Drive, Milan, MO. Informacion para espanol, Maria 660-265-4141 y Denese 660-234-5237.
Arthritis Self-Management Program:
The Arthritis Self-Management Program: Life Improvement Series workshop is specifically designed for those with arthritis. For more information or to schedule a free class, call the Northeast Missouri Regional Arthritis Center at 660-626-2049 or 866-626-2878 ext. 2049 or e-mail email@example.com.
People with arthritis and fibromyalgia can live a healthy life by actively managing the physical and emotional problems that may come with this disease. The Arthritis Foundation Toolkit does not provide cures or miracles because most types of arthritis cannot be cured. Living a healthy life with a chronic disease is possible with good self-management!
The Toolkit includes the basic building blocks for each inidividual to use in constructing a personal approach to the management of the disease through exercise, pain management, and relaxation. It encourages goal-setting, action-planning, proactive thinking, and acting ahead.
Each Toolkit includes the following self-management tools:
- The Arthritis Helpbook
- Information sheets briefly describing common problems and helpful solutions
- Self-test that helps individuals identify the elements and set priorities for a personal self-management plan
- Action Plan description with instruction and examples for developing a unique plan
- Exercise Action Plan with hints and instruction on use of the other exercise and activity materials
- Relaxation and Exercise CDs
- All in one self-contained kit to which the individual can add their own materials
The key to good self-management is learning skills and then practicing them. It will take practice. These are the elements that can help you design an individual program to restore some degree of control over the effects of the disease on the body and activities and live a healthier, happier, more comfortable life!
Toolkits are available to check out for 6 weeks at no cost or to purchase ($25) through the Regional Arthritis Center, your local senior center, and the University of Missouri Extension office.