Chair Riser Program

Chair Risers are devices which were designed jointly by WOCO and the Arthritis Foundation to assist arthritis patients in getting up and out of chairs, couches and beds. Since 1990 more than 5000 sets have been manufactured by Club members and provided at no charge to people in twenty five counties in Central and Southeastern Ohio.

The design has been shared with other woodworking clubs and is being used as far away as California. Detailed drawings and plans are available in the Plans section of the Members Only section of the website.

To obtain these blocks or other services, contact Central Ohio Chapter Arthritis Foundation at (614) 876-8200

For more information on this WOCO program contact Dave Madison ( or Lou Gatch (