About Us

One out of three adults over 65 fall every year.  Half of those falls involve injury.  Falls have a huge cost, both in terms of dollars and independence.  Tai Chi has been recommended as a “Best Practice” to prevent falls for older adults. And even if you have a fall (because we cannot eliminate all falls) by doing Tai Chi you lessen your chances of having an injury.   If you are interested in becoming an instructor, would like a Tai Chi demonstration, or have any questions call Chris at 402-393-6911 ext. 166 or ccj@taichibalance.org.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN A TAI CHI CLASS:

  • Improved social and mental well-being
  • Improved balance and physical functioning
  • Improved confidence in conducting daily activities
  • Maintained independence and improved quality of life

CDC Guide for Program Implementation

If you are interested in a class check out the schedule and check with the person listed as Contact to see about joining the class.  You want to wear comfortable clothing and flat or tennis shoes .

Our Partners:

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     Tai Chi for Balance Advisory Team

Nicki Ayer RN, BSN      CHI Health Faith Community Health Network

Beth Dankert Babb, OTR/L         Friendship Program, Inc.

Susie Davern, R.D., L.M.N.T.      Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging

Grace Knott, PT, GCS          Hillcrest Health Services

             Rebecca Reilly, MD         Methodist Hospital Geriatric Evaluation &   Management Clinic

Joseph Siu, PhD        Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC