An initiative of The N.C. Center for Health & Wellness at UNC Asheville

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

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. 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.  For more detailed information, please click here.

Register for a Workshop


NCOA’s Fall Prevention Programs video

The National Council on Aging created this video as an overview of several evidence based programs offered nation wide. The video team visited Hendersonville and Asheville to take footage of programs in action. Click to see North Carolina community members featured!


NC Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) offer many evidence-based programs with the federal funding support of the Older Americans Act; therefore, AAAs cannot charge for the classes supported by these funds. There is no limit to the number of classes that a participant can take through the AAA. Depending on the funding source, classes listed on our website are offered at low or no cost.