“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: This Tai Chi addresses the pain associated with arthitis and fibromyalgia, can be effective for persons with Parkinson’s Disease.
For Additional Information: Cindy Dainton, Director, Mansfield Senior Center: 860 429 0262, or Laddie Sacharko,Program Director/Instructor, Starfarm Tai Chi: 860 333 2651
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.”