Walk With Ease is a six-week, evidence-based program appropriate for adults with, or without, arthritis. Studies show that Walk With Ease is proven to reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis; increase balance, strength, and walking; build confidence in one’s ability to be physically active; and improve one’s overall health. Walk with Ease can be offered as self-directed or in a community group-based setting.
The program is facilitated by certified instructors with training in group exercise and arthritis conditions and is conducted in small, supportive group settings. The only pre-requisite for program participants is the ability to be on one’s feet for at least 10 minutes without feeling increased pain. Walk With Ease is offered three times per week for 45-60 minutes for six weeks and does not require any equipment.
With funding from the New York State Department of Health and the CDC, up to six (6) grants of $3,000 will be awarded to YMCA Associations to launch one Walk With Ease site in their community. Note: For the purposes of this grant, Walk With Ease must be delivered in a group-based setting.
|Application Released||July 8, 2019|
|Application Deadline||July 29, 2019|
|Application Review||August 1-16, 2019|
|Award Notification||August 19, 2019|
|Subcontracts Begin||September 1, 2019|
|Subcontracts Ends||June 30, 2020|
Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Participant Guidebook (for purchase)
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