Strong Body, Strong Mind: Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention

Date and Time: 
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 1:00pm to Friday, April 26, 2019 - 1:00pm
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 1:00pm to Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 1:00pm
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to Friday, May 3, 2019 - 1:00pm
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 1:00pm to Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 1:00pm
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 1:00pm to Friday, May 10, 2019 - 1:00pm
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 1:00pm to Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 1:00pm
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 1:00pm to Friday, May 17, 2019 - 12:00pm
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 1:00pm to Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Boone United Methodist Church: Boone, NC

Strong Body, Strong Mind is the new name for our Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention programs.  TCAFP is an evidence-based falls prevention program recognized by the CDC, National Council on Aging (NCOA), and U.S. Administration for Community Living. Developed by Dr. Paul Lam at the Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI), the program utilizes Tai Chi’s Sun style for its ability to improve relaxation, balance and its ease of use for older adults. We will be pairing up with Appalachian State University to also look at the cognitive benefits of tai chi - as the most recent recommendations for maximizing brain health with age is to focus on exercise, stress reduction, and cognitive skills, all of which are addressed in tai chi.

Class will meet on Mondays and Fridays from 1-2pm, beginning July 9th, 2018.  Class location is room 200 at the Boone United Methodist Church.  An additional cognitive health program will occur directly after tai chi on Fridays from 2-3pm.

For additional information or to register, contact Nicole Hiegl at nhiegl@regiond.org or (828) 265-5434 ext. 122