Tai Chi for Falls Prevention – Dansville Free Methodist Church – Wednesday and Fridays for 9 weeks from 9:30 to 10:30 (ET) starting September 8

September 8, 2021 - November 12, 2021

Registration Deadline: September 15, 2021 - 05:00PM

Dansville Free Methodist Church, 1330 Mason St., Dansville, MI 48819


Contact: Sheilah Hebert at murphysh@msu.edu or Dawn Contreras at contrer7@msu.edu

Wednesdays and Fridays, Sept. 8 - Nov. 12, 2021
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET 

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention helps people with or without arthritis to improve balance, both mentally and physically, which helps significantly reduce the rate of falls experienced by older adults.  Studies have shown that tai chi can reduce falls by nearly 70%. The program focuses on confidence building, which is linked closely to the reduced rate of falling.  Other benefits include: 

  • Increases strength
  • Increases balance and posture
  • Prevents falls
  • Improves mind, body, an spirit
  • Reduces stress and increases relaxation

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention is led by a certified instructor, with each session including:

  • Warm-up and cool-down exercises
  • One or two movements per lesson, progressively leading to completing six basic core movements and six advanced extension movements
  • Breathing techniques
  • Tai chi principles relating to improving physical and mental balance

Modifications will be provided for those who want to attend seated or standing.  This program is targeted to help older adults and older adults with disabilities at risk for fall stay active. 

Cost: FREE
This is a live class. 

To Register: https://events.anr.msu.edu/TaichiSeptember2021Dansville/   

Contact: Sheilah Hebert, murphysh@msu.edu 517-432-3076

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