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Bakersville – Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

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Date(s) - 06/06/2017 - 06/29/2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Mitchell County Senior Center


Event Phone:   828-265-5434


Tai Chi for Arthritis 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. 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.

Dates:   Class begins on June 6th and will conclude June 29th, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Time:   12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Contact:   Nicole Hiegl    828-265-5434

Last date to register online:   June 9th, 2017



This event is fully booked.