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North Wilkesboro – Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

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Date(s) - 09/04/2018 - 11/07/2018
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Health Foundation Multi-Purpose Room


Event Phone:   (336) 973-2483

Description:   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. 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:   Tuesdays and Thursdays – beginning September 4 and ending November 7, 2018

Time:   5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact:   Joan McCord   (336) 902-7994

Last Day to Register Online:   September 4, 2018