Balanced individuals; balanced communities.
The mission of Tai Chi for Balance is to measurably improve balance and well-being, body, mind and spirit in the communities we serve. We do this through a team of well-trained instructors.
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 email Chris at firstname.lastname@example.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 .
Tai Chi for Balance Advisory Team
Nicki Ayer RN, BSN CHI Health Faith Community Health Network
Beth Dankert Babb, OTR/L Omaha Public Schools
Susie Davern, R.D., L.M.N.T. Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging
Grace Knott, PT, GCS Hillcrest Health Services
Joseph Siu, PhD Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC
We are grateful for our fiscal agent, Society of St. Vincent de Paul