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Tai Chi for Seniors Windham, CT Classes

WED 9:00-10:00 or 1:00-2:00 Starts 01/04/17

FRI 9:00-10:00 or 1:00-2:00 Starts 01/06/17

For Additional Information: Kate Cox, Activities Director, Windham Senior Center: 860-423-4524kcox@windhamct.com.   47 Crescent Street Willimantic, Connecticut 06226 or Laddie Sacharko, Program Director/Instructor, Starfarm Tai Chi: 860 455 0353, laddie@starfarmtaiji.com.

Tai Chi for Seniors Windham, CT wed and friThe “style”  or name of the tai chi used in this program is the CDC’s Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance.  It will be led by a certified instructor.

This evidence based, therapeutic tai chi fall prevention program was developed 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.”

The  Tai Chi for Seniors Windham Classes will be offered 2 times weekly for 12 weeks. You may register for twice weekly for 12 weeks,  and you may register for 1 class weekly, “tai chi a la cart”, or wellness program (does not meet requirements as  fall prevention activity; instead tai chi for seniors windham ct).

Part of the program protocol is  voluntary 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 fall prevention program.  Participants may elect to purchase a companion DVD, and/or guidebook.

Special Note: Tai Chi addresses the pain associated with arthritis and fibromyalgia, can be effective for persons with Parkinson’s Disease, can improve mood and sleep disorder.  This program focuses on tai chi as fall prevention exercise.

More information at the Senior Center.

Tai Chi for Therapy CE Workshop 2016 Schedule Next: Sept 17

One Day Certification Course Tai Chi for Therapy “Teacher In Training” Evidence Based Therapeutic Tai Chi Program

IN-House, In-Service, Off-Site Presentations

American Tai Chi & Qigong Association Approved CEC Provider

Helping People with Scientific Certainty,
Grow your business: Improve Enrollments and Retention rates, Earn Continuing Education Credit
CT Physical Therapy Approved CEH Course: 8CEH
American Therapeutic Recreation Association Approved (IACET provider #406) .70 CEU’s
American Fitness Professionals and Associates approved 8 CEC’s

Chaplin Senior Center Sept 17 800AM-500PM


An Evidence Based  Tai Chi for Therapy Program: Community Fall Prevention, Clinical Balance Training , Tai Chi for Parkinson’s, Depression, Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Pain : Download Mail-in Registration On-Line Registration;More info visit http://www.taichi4therapy.com/

The evidence based Therapeutic Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Program  approach targets functional training for bilateral and unilateral stance(and transition), stepping forward, stepping sideways, stepping backward.(gait and balance). This Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance program is one of 14 Fall Prevention programs recommended by the CDC, and the tai chi program protocol used in this training presentation.

This protocol “represents a significant enhancement of traditional Tai Chi transforming the purposeful movements into therapeutic training of balance.” The protocol consists of a standard set of tai chi exercises and movement practiced over a specified period of time (16 weeks), with a specific frequency (min 2x weekly), using pre and post testing of participants with functional tests.

Functional outcomes include better movement excursion and control, and consistent, steady walking patterns:

  • improved postural stability
  • improved control of body positioning
  • improved gait initiation
  • improved movement symmetry and coordination
  • improved lower extremity strength

Why this program?

  • Community-based clinical trial with older adults DONE
  • Reduction in the risk of falling by 55% ESTABLISHED
  • Community-based evaluation and dissemination DONE
  • Recommended falls prevention program (one of the 14 programs by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) DONE

Where do we go?

  • Using (tai chi moving for better balance) for balance, strength, posture and gait training in the clinical setting(tai chi therapy), and (tai chi moving for better balance) fall prevention programming in  the community setting.
  • Establishing a usable standard for the both the community tai chi teacher and the allied health professional, extending the continuum of care beyond the initial therapeutic intervention into the rehabilitation, prevention, and wellness stages.
  • Reducing the impact of the chronic (fall and related injury/illness) condition on people and cost.


Fall Prevention Tai Chi: DVD $5.99

“Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance” fall prevention tai chi program has been thoroughly researched.   This is the fall prevention tai chi balance training program needed to take action for people who feel at risk of a fall injury, or want to improve balance.  Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance has been shown to improve balance, ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease;  and Tai Chi has been shown to improve treatment for depression.  This Tai Chi Program consists of a short series of easy to learn movements and the regimen required to achieve reliable results.  The original study’s materials DVD is now available here for just $5.99  THE BEST TAI CHI DVD!  The original studies materials Guidebook  is also available below, at checkout .

Tai Chi Class for Seniors CT: Canterbury

Starts February 10, 2017

Seniors Tai Chi Class CT, Canterbury Senior Center
Fridays, 915-1015
Mike Rich: richmike01@comcast.net

More Info: starfarmtai chi

Eight one hour tai chi for seniors sessions are geared towards the senior(65+).Beginners of all ages will benefit from an hour of relaxation, breathing, and moving. Warm-up exercises gently work the body while relaxing the mind. Deep, diaphramatic breathing oxygenates the blood and stimulates a pleasant feeling of well-being. Joint rotation exercises help manage arthritis pain. New research shows Tai Chi class helps manage fibromyalgia pain. This tai chi class consists of ten simple movements. These tai chi movements  are practiced during this seniors tai chi class for their ability to train balance, flexibility, and increase tolerance for exercise.

Program: One hour class is held weekly, Fridays 9:15-10:15 Canterbury Community Center. 8 Weeks

A person practicing in tai chi class moves her body in a slow, relaxed, and graceful series of movements. One can practice on one’s own or in a group. The movements make up what are called forms (or routines). Some movements are named for animals or birds, such as “White Crane Spreads Its Wings.” The simplest style uses 13 movements; more complex styles can have dozens.The term “tai chi” has been translated in various ways, such as “internal martial art,” “supreme ultimate boxing,” “boundless fist,” and “balance of the opposing forces of nature.” While accounts of the art’s history often differ, the most consistently important figure is a Taoist monk (and semi legendary figure) in 12th-century China named Chang San-Feng (or Zan Sanfeng).

This class is taught by Paula McNally, a Starfarm “Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance” teacher in training.

If you are considering or using any type of (Complementary or Alternative Medicine) CAM, talk to your health care provider about it. This is for your safety and a complete treatment plan.

Tai Chi for Seniors Class Ashford, CT

Joe Pandolfo is  teaching ongoing classes on Fridays, 10-11 O’clock.

The Class will be based on the Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance program, participants will be able to “drop in” or sign up for a series of classes.

More information is available from the Senior Center director, at 860 489 5122.