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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Fitness
  • Water Aerobics/Exercise
  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program (AFAP) is a water exercise program designed for people with arthritis and related conditions. Water exercise is especially good for people with arthritis, because it allows you to exercise without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles. The AFAP gives you the opportunity to do gentle activities in warm water, with guidance from a trained instructor. Although it is a nonclinical program (one that will not replace a prescribed regimen of therapeutic exercise), past participants have enjoyed some physical benefits such as decreased pain and stiffness.

Swimming ability is not required, however a physician's consent is required for nonmembers. Each session meets M,W,F for 4 weeks Sessions begin December 1, January 3, and February 2 There are four class times: 9:00-9:45 a.m., 10:00-10:45 a.m., 11:00-11:45 a.m., and 12:00-12:45 p.m. These classes are free for members and $25 for nonmembers.Registration must be completed through the Service Desk two days prior to the start of each session.