Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:00am
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 10:00am
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:00am
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:00am
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:00am
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:00am
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:00am
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:00am
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:00am
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:00am
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:00am
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:00am
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 10:00am
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 10:00am
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 10:00am
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:00am
Location: 
Lois E. Harrill Senior Center, Boone, NC

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention is an evidence-based fall 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. The movements taught to both left and right sides and with turns to move forward and backward to improve mobility and offer a variety of combinations. Tai Chi for Arthritis must be offered for a minimum of 16 hours, which can be delivered one hour per week for 16 weeks or two hours per week for eight weeks. Led by a certified Tai Chi for Health Institute instructor, this program has been shown to improve movement, balance, strength, and flexibility; offer relaxation; and decrease pain and falls. It is appropriate for adults with or without arthritis, rheumatic diseases or related musculoskeletal conditions, joint involvement and back pain, and those at a higher risk of falling.

Class begins Tuesday, June 5th at 10am. To register, contact Deb Walden at debwaldendances@gmail.com