Community Tai Chi Fall Prevention or Wellness Classes: 860 455 0353
More than any other preventable cause, falls cause more older adults in Connecticut to lose their independence and be placed in nursing homes.”Special Note: Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance addresses the pain associated with arthritis and fibromyalgia, can be effective for persons with Parkinson’s Disease.
Program Director/Instructor, Starfarm Tai Chi: 860 455 0353. [email protected]
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This evidence based, therapeutic tai chi fall prevention program is recommended by the CDC. It was proven through years of scientific research to reduce the rate of falls among older adults by 55%! In its first update of the American Geriatrics Society and the British Geriatric Society’s guidelines on preventing falls in older persons since 2001, this year AGS/BGS recommended “multifactorial interventions which include exercise for balance, gait and strength training, such as Tai Chi or physical therapy.”
Tai Chi Fall Prevention Classes are optimally offered 3 times weekly for 12-16 weeks, the recommended protocol for achieving results. You may register for 3x weekly of 2x weekly, the minimum required as program protocol, or you may register for 1 class weekly, “tai chi a la cart”, or wellness program (does not meet requirements as “fall prevention program”.
Part of the program protocol is functional balance testing before and after training; participants will know exactly what their efforts have achieved, and can document for their Primary Care Provider the results of a formal tai chi fall prevention program. The data will be reviewed by a mean score comparison and with a statistical analysis; results provided to the community leader responsible for the program.