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 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 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