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Sparta – Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Part I

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Date(s) - 03/06/2024 - 04/26/2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Alleghany Co. Public Library


Description:    Developed by Dr. Paul Lam at the Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI), the program utilizes Sun style tai chi. Sun tai chi utilizes mindful movements to improve relaxation, includes a common follow-step, which improves balance and strength, and has a higher stance, which allows the movements to be more comfortable and safer for older adults. The movements are taught to both left and right sides and with turns to move forward and backward to improve mobility and offer a variety of combinations.

A minimum of 16 hours of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention is recommended to achieve the health benefits published in the research literature. In NC, we require that this workshop be offered for 20 hours so that participants can attend 16 hours over 20 sessions to achieve the recommended benefit.

Dates: Wednesdays & Fridays from March 6 through April 26, 2024

Time:     12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST

For more information or to register, please contact:  Carla Angley  or call the Alleghany Co. Library at (336) 372-5573.

To register:  Click HERE