Walk With Ease

Program Overview

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.


2021-2022 Walk With Ease Grant Application

In support of the Y’s cause of strengthening communities and improving the nation’s health and wellbeing, the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease Program can help participants overcome the obstacles of living with arthritis and revitalize their health. Funds from the New York State Department of Health Arthritis Program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will support the New York State YMCA Foundation, Inc. as it looks to scale Walk With Ease throughout New York State. This funding application will be live on November 1, 2021, and must be submitted by 5:00pm on November 19, 2020.  Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted. 

Informational Webinar

Join the New York State YMCA Foundation and the New York State Department of Health Arthritis Program for a 2022 Walk With Ease Grant Informational Webinar on Tuesday, November 9 at 11:00am.  

To view the webinar recording, CLICK HERE.

Important Documents

Online Grant Portal

Click on the following link to access our new online Grant Portal:

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