Friday, April 19, 2013

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program in Greenfield Starting May 13

Dr. Lydia Kaume, nutrition and health education specialist
Tel: (417) 682-3579

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is a group format course offered by trained leaders in six-week increments. Topics covered include range-of-motion, flexibility, balance, strengthening and endurance-building activities; relaxation techniques; and health education topics.

University of Missouri Extension is offering this program at the Greenfield Senior Center in Dade County on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from May 13 and to June 19. Participants must register in advance by calling 417-637-2112.

The instructor for the course will be Dr. Lydia Kaume, a nutrition and health education specialist for University of Missouri Extension.

“Scientific studies have shown that physical activity can reduce pain and improve function, mood, and quality of life for adults with arthritis. Physical activity can also help manage other chronic conditions that are common among adults with arthritis, such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity,” said Dr. Kaume.

MU Extension and the Southwest Missouri Regional Arthritis Center (SWRAC) are partnering to deliver this program. SWRAC is one of seven regional centers established in Missouri by the Department of Health. For a complete schedule of courses offered visit

The mission of the Missouri Arthritis Project and the Regional Arthritis Centers is to reduce the burden of rheumatic disease by promoting optimal health and quality of life for all Missourians affected by arthritis, rheumatic diseases and related musculoskeletal conditions through prevention, early intervention, education, service and collaboration.


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