Tai Chi for Seniors Thompson, CT Therapeutic Fall Prevention Program

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New therapeutic tai chi for fall prevention class forming:  starts Sept 10, 2014, must register by Aug 31

Evidence Based Therapeutic Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Program for seniors  will be offered twice weekly in Thompson, CT.  The class sessions will be on Tue and Thu at 9:00 at the  community center.  These classes will follow the therapeutic tai chi for fall prevention program protocol known as “Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance”.  Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance MediaThompson

This therapeutic tai chi for 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%!  The Classes will be offered 2 times weekly for 12 weeks, the minimum recommendation for achieving results.  Cost for the program is absurdly low, contact the Thompson Recreation office 860 923 9440 for details.View Download registration.

Part of the program protocol is functional  balance testing before and after training; participants will know exactly what their efforts have achieved.

This program is one of only two of its type to be offered in Eastern CT.  View/Download Registration  No other therapeutic tai chi for fall prevention program for seniors in Eastern CT has the validating science behind it.

Instructor Laddie Sacharko has been program certified by the senior  researcher, Fuzhong Li(Phd, Physical Therapy), who studied tai chi and developed this tai chi fall prevention program for the Oregon Research Institute.    Li’s study was funded by the US government in its efforts to curb falling as a chronic health challenge to older Americans.

More than any other preventable cause, falls cause more older adults in Connecticut to lose their independence and be placed in nursing homes.

  • How big is the problem?View/Download CTDPH Fact Sheet

    • In Connecticut, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for Connecticut residents aged 65 years and over and the fourth leading cause for all ages.
    • Falls resulted in approximately 6,000 inpatient hospital stays and 24,000 emergency room visits among older Connecticut residents each year from 2005 to 2008.
    • In addition to being the leading cause of hip fractures among older adults, falls are also the leading cause of traumatic brain injury and a leading cause of earlier admission to a nursing home.
    • Costs for hospital stays due to falls for older adults totaled $273 million from 2005 to 2006, not including the costs of long-term care or rehabilitation.

 

  • Studies show that a combination of measures can significantly reduce the risk of falling, and increasing awareness of the key measures that older adults can take to reduce their risk is important.

 

  • The Department of Public Health recommends the following actions to help prevent falls:

  •  Begin a regular exercise program such as therapeutic tai chi for fall prevention, especially one that increases balance, strength, and flexibility.
  • Consult with a health professional about getting a fall risk assessment.
  •  Have all medications, prescription and over-the-counter, reviewed periodically for interactions that could lead to falls.
  • Get vision checked at least annually by an eye doctor.
  • Make your home safer by reducing tripping hazards, installing handrails and grab bars,and improving lighting.

 

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Tai Chi for Seniors Windham, CT Register Today for September Classes!

Tai Chi for Seniors Windham, CT New Classes Begin Sept 10th WED 9:00-10:00 and 12th FRI 1:00-2:00

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.

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.

More information at the Senior Center.

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Fall Prevention Tai Chi: DVD $5.99

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“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 .

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Tai Chi for Therapy CE Workshop 2012 Schedule Next: Sept 15

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

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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.

 

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Tai Chi for Beginners Chaplin CT Monday New Session Sept 10, 2012

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Contact Laddie Sacharko Phone: 860 455 0353 Location: Chaplin, Connecticut

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New Session begins Sept 10,2012
Monday Evenings, 8 Weeks Sessions. 6:30-8:00 PM

Beginner thru Intermediate, any or no, previous experience,(mixed ability training).

Yang Style, based on Cheng’s 37 Form Simplified Tai Chi Ch’uan. Reduce the effects of stress, learn mind and body relaxation techniques; use your mind; improve circulation and breathing; burn calories; quiet your mind; loosen tight joints. Relax, feel the “chee”, and learn the moves, while having fun with like minded people!

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Chinese Yoga with Healing Qi Thompson

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Contact Marie or Renee @ Thompson Recreation Commission Phone: 860 923 9440 Location: Thompson, Connecticut

Views: 5 Price: $ 28.00       View Download information/registration.

For Seniors and other Beginners

Begins  Sept 2012 Tuesdays: 10:30- 11:30 AM

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“Animal Frolics” scroll, about 500 BC

These range of motion exercises not only stretch the tangible tissue(muscle, tendon, ligament), but also regulate the flow of qi (energy). Back, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, hands and feet, fingers and toes are stretched and relaxed to achieve optimum energy flow throughout the body. Ideal for improving blood pressure issues and hypertension, blood sugar problems (type 1 and 2 diabetes, and dealing with weight management issues.

Video for home study available:DVD includes detailed video instruction for each of the ten techniques, along with detailed discussion of how each exercise works energy meridians to achieve optimal flow of “qi”…vital life energy.

via World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Connecticut / Find a Class Near You.

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Free Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance Class Demo-Griswald CT

New therapeutic tai chi for fall prevention class forming:  Free “demonstration” class  Sept 22, 2014 2 PM.  Call (860) 376-2604 to reserve.

Evidence Based Therapeutic Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Program for seniors  may be offered twice weekly in Griswold, CT.  The class sessions will be at the senior center: 22 Soule Street Jewett City, CT.  These classes will follow the therapeutic tai chi for fall prevention program protocol known as “Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance”.

This therapeutic tai chi for 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%!  The Classes will be offered 2 times weekly for 12 weeks, the minimum recommendation for achieving results.  Cost for the program is absurdly low, contact the senior center at (860) 376-2604   for details.

As a part of the program protocol,  functional  balance testing will be done before and after training; participants will know exactly what their efforts have achieved. No other therapeutic tai chi for fall prevention program for seniors in Eastern CT has the validating science behind it.

Instructor Laddie Sacharko has been program certified by the senior  researcher, Fuzhong Li(Phd, Physical Therapy), who studied tai chi and developed this tai chi fall prevention program for the Oregon Research Institute.    Li’s study was funded by the US government in its efforts to curb falling as a chronic health challenge to older Americans.  Sacharko has 3 years experience implementing this program in nine  Eastern CT communities.  His classes have been independently validated to result in significant improvements by researchers from the University of CT.  Sacharko recently attended a refresher training course at the Oregon Research Institute.

More than any other preventable cause, falls cause more older adults in Connecticut to lose their independence and be placed in nursing homes.

  • How big is the problem?View/Download CTDPH Fact Sheet

    • In Connecticut, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for Connecticut residents aged 65 years and over and the fourth leading cause for all ages.
    • Falls resulted in approximately 6,000 inpatient hospital stays and 24,000 emergency room visits among older Connecticut residents each year from 2005 to 2008.
    • In addition to being the leading cause of hip fractures among older adults, falls are also the leading cause of traumatic brain injury and a leading cause of earlier admission to a nursing home.
    • Costs for hospital stays due to falls for older adults totaled $273 million from 2005 to 2006, not including the costs of long-term care or rehabilitation.

 

  • Studies show that a combination of measures can significantly reduce the risk of falling, and increasing awareness of the key measures that older adults can take to reduce their risk is important.

 

  • The Department of Public Health recommends the following actions to help prevent falls:

  •  Begin a regular exercise program such as therapeutic tai chi for fall prevention, especially one that increases balance, strength, and flexibility.
  • Consult with a health professional about getting a fall risk assessment.
  •  Have all medications, prescription and over-the-counter, reviewed periodically for interactions that could lead to falls.
  • Get vision checked at least annually by an eye doctor.
  • Make your home safer by reducing tripping hazards, installing handrails and grab bars,and improving lighting.

 

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Tai Chi for Seniors Thompson, CT

Starts September 9th, 9:00AM

Contact Marie Phone: 860 923 9440 Location: Thompson Library/Community Room  recreation@thompsonct.org

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: call Marie, 860 923 9440, 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.”

The Tai Chi for Seniors Thompson, CT Tai Chi Fall Prevention Classes will be offered 2 times weekly for 12 weeks, the recommended protocol for achieving results. You may register for twice weekly for 12 weeks, the minimum required as program protocol, and you may register for 1 class weekly, “tai chi a la cart”, or wellness program (does not meet requirements as “fall prevention program”; instead tai chi for seniorsthompson, ct).

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 fall prevention program.  Current plan calls for physical therapy students completing their academic preparation at the University of Connecticut to conduct these measurements. The data will be reviewed with a statistical analysis and the results published as a study as a part of these students’ training completion requirements.

Registration is limited, enroll early.

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Tai Chi DVD Just $5.99

DVD $5.99 tai chi moving for better balance dvd just $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 TAI CHI MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE DVD!