Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP) + “10 Keys” ™ to Healthy Aging

The CAPH-Prevention Research Center partnered with the Arthritis Foundation Great Lakes Region to create, implement, and evaluate a cluster randomized trial of programs in community sites in and around Allegheny County.  Sites were randomized to either the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP) or to the enhanced AFEP which included the “10 Keys” ™ to Healthy Aging.  The aims were 1) to determine if levels of mobility and risk factors for mobility disability in older adults (age 50 and over) are better in those participating in the combined AFEP + “10 Keys” ™ compared to those participating in the AFEP alone.  2) To determine if use of preventive services, as outlined by the “10 Keys” ™ is better in those participating in the combined AFEP + “10 Keys” ™ compared to those participating in the AFEP alone.  3) To examine the association between site characteristics and participant recruitment, retention and outcomes, and 4) To examine scalability (sustainability) of the AFEP + “10 Keys”™ beyond the Pittsburgh region (e.g. diffusion of innovation).


AFEP + “10 Keys” ™ to Healthy Aging Program Sites 

AHEPA (Washington Co.)
Allen Place Community Services, Inc. (Ross/Westview area)
Aries Athletic Club, Ellsworth Commons, Ellsworth, PA (Washington Co.)andrea1
Baierl Family YMCA (Sewickley Heights)
Beechview Manor, Beechville, PA
Bellefield Dwellings
Bethel Park Gracious Living
Bethel Park Library
Carnegie Library of Homestead (Munhall, PA)
Center for Fitness and Health (Rostraver Health Center) (Fayette County)
Century III Mall Satellite Center
Club One
Club Sport and Health
Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon
East Liberty Presbyterian Church
Eastern Area Adult Services, Turtle Creek
Edgewood Club/Carnegie Library
Fairmont Apartments
Germaine Harbor
Greenfield Senior Center
Harriet Tubman Terrace
Homestead Apartments
JCC South Hills
JCC Squirrel Hillandrea2
Lawrenceville Community Center
Leland Resource Center
Longwood at Oakmont
Lutheran Senior Services Bellevue
Marshall Township Municipal Building
McKeesport YMCA
Mount Ararat Community Activity Center
New Pennley Place
North Boroughs YMCA (Church of Epiphany)
Penn Hills YMCA
Pine Run United Methodist Church
Riverview Manor
Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church
Sewickley Public Library
Shenango Valley Senior Community Center (Mercer Co.)
Sheraden Senior Center
Silver Lake Commons
South Hills Retirement Residence
St Athanasius Parish
St John & Paul Church
St John Neumann
The Towers, HUD Housing, McKeesport, PA
Turtle Creek Senior Center
Union Baptist Church, Swissvale, PA
Union Project
United Methodist Church McKeesport
UPMC McKeesport Hospital
Vintage Senior Center
West End Senior Center
Westlake Apartments
Woodcrest Retirement Residence

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Community organizations committed to supporting healthy living

AgeWell Pittsburgh
Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging
Allegheny County Parks and Recreation
Allegheny County Library Association
Allegheny Trail Alliance
Alzheimer’s Association — Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
American Heart Association
Administration on Aging
Asbury Heights
American Cancer Societycitiparks_logo
American Diabetes Association
Arthritis Foundation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Community LifeMcKeesportHospitalFoundation_logo
Eastern Area Adult Day Services
Home Instead Senior Care
Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers
Jefferson Regional Medical Center
LIFE Pittsburgh
LifeSpan Inc.
McKeesport Hospital Foundationymca_logo
Mon Yough Community Services
Mon River Fleet
National Council on the Aging
United Way of Allegheny County
University of Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity
University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging
YMCA McKeesport

Last Updated Sep 7, 2017