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North Wilkesboro – Beginner Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

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Date(s) - 02/07/2017 - 03/30/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wilkes Senior Resources


Event Phone:   336-667-5281

Description:   Class space is limited so registration is required. This is a free class open to seniors who would like to learn Tai Chi to help maintain and improve their mobility.

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:    8 sessions (2 x week) – Tuesdays and Thursdays – February 7th to March 30th, 2017

Time:   11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Contact:   Star Wood   336-667-5281   Email

Last Date to Register Online:   January 31, 2017


This event is fully booked.