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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance
- 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 Friendship Program, Inc.
Teresa M. Cochran, PT, DPT, GCS, MA THINK Whole Person Healthcare
Susie Davern, R.D., L.M.N.T. Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging
Grace Knott, PT, GCS Hillcrest Health and Rehab
Joan Norman, PT Hillcrest Physical Therapy
Rebecca Reilly, MD Methodist Hospital Geriatric Evaluation & Management Clinic
Joseph Siu, PhD Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC