Our online workshops are currently full. However, you can find a self-management workshop in your community or find an arthritis self-mangement tool kit filled with tips for managing arthritis using the links below.
The Arthritis Foundation also has an online community for people living with arthritis.
Get the support you need from a small group of up to 25 people who are living with arthritis just like you. You’ll need to commit a total of about two hours per week for six weeks to complete the program; although you can always spend more time if you want. The workshop is flexible so you can log in whenever it’s convenient for you.
There’s no cost for participating in the workshop at this time. Funding is provided through a grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
You’ll bond with other participants by sharing stories, strategies and struggles – the workshop is anonymous so you can discuss whatever you’d like. The facilitators have chronic conditions, like arthritis, so they know what you’re going through.
If you decide to participate in the program, you’ll receive a free workbook, the Arthritis Helpbook, to provide support as you go through the workshop.
The six week workshop will cover a variety of topics, including:
Dealing with difficult emotions
Fitness and healthy eating
Fatigue and energy conservation
Working with your health care team
Communicating with your family, friends and doctors