Community Activities

 

“I’m going to start an exercise program. I’ll use the stairs instead of the elevator. I’m going to start slowly and just keep working on doing a little more every day.”

– Community Education Program Participant

 

As part of our directive from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), ENACT has conducted outreach efforts in the Boston area since its launch in 2010. These activities are undertaken with the goal of enhancing the lives of people with arthritis by developing, participating in, and delivering effective, evidence-based community education programs. These programs include supporting instructors through the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Training Program and participating in health fairs and community educational forums.

In cooperation with the Arthritis Foundation, New England Region and other local consumer advocacy groups or community groups, ENACT has delivered arthritis programming intended to educate, motive, and empower individuals and community groups to successfully initiate and sustain physically active lifestyles that support full participation in daily life activities. By providing people with arthritis with information, knowledge, and skills pertaining to activity and participation, ENACT hopes to enhance their involvement in work, social, and community activities and have a positive impact on moving the focus of arthritis research from disability to enablement.

View a summary of one of our programs.