Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Sage Bay County Public Library

May 7, 2024 - August 27, 2024 11:00 - 12:00 PM ET

Sage Bay County Library - 100 E Midland St, Bay City, MI 48706

Contact: Sage Bay County Library - 989-892-8555

Tuesdays, May 7 - August 27, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET 

Sage Bay County Public Library 
100 E Midland St, Bay City, MI 48706

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, and 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 falls stay active. 

*Commitment to the entire program is recommended due to the format of the program*

Cost: Free, thanks to support from MSU Extension

Register: Call Sage Library at 989-892-8555

For questions or more information, contact Liz Williams at josaitis@msu.edu or 586-909-9631


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