CDC’s Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance Windham CT

CDC’s Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance Windham CT Senior Center

12 Week Fall Prevention Activity  EVENINGS!

The Windham Senior Citizens Center will host a 12 week evening Tai Chi program for more active seniors still working or otherwise unable to attend day schedule activities.

The program will follow the CDC’s evidence based fall prevention protocol, and will be led by a certified instructor. CDC’s “Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance” has been shown to reduce fall risk by as much as 57%, and has been the subject of research on many other chronic conditions. Research has shown this Tai Chi protocol to improve quality of life for persons with Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, fibromyalgia, type II Diabetes, hypertension. “Shingles”and depression sufferers benefit when this program is combined with traditional treatment. It has shown positive effects in rehabilitation from stroke.

CDC’s Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance Windham CT Begins April 5th

Monday and Thursday Evening

6-7:00 PM

Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance is a logical post-rehabilitation activity for those who could benefit from additional therapeutic activity.

Registration Required

CDC’s Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance Windham CT Enrollment Limited

Instructor Laddie Sacharko has been trained and certified by the program developer, Fuzhong Li, a researcher with the Oregon Research Institute under funding provided by NIH, and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). Sacharko has several years of working in CT communities bringing this program to seniors through their senior and community centers, with more than 1000 hours of experience organizing and teaching CDC’s Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance in CT, and more than 8,000 hours teaching other tai chi protocols.

Windham Senior Citizen Center 247 Crescent Street Wilimanitic, CT

860-423-4524

The program is scheduled to begin on April 5th, and will be offered Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:00 PM at the Windham Senior Center. The protocol calls for twice weekly program participation for the 12 weeks in order to be effective. Seniors who can only attend one class per week may sign up on a “wait list”, priority will be given to those who register for both evening sessions.

The CDC’s Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance Windham CT program is “self-pay” as no funds are available to subsidize this cost, class fee is $5. per person per 1 hour session.

Kate Cox

Activity Director

Windham Senior Citizen Center

247 Crescent Street

Willimanitic, CT

860-423-4524

Tai Chi for Seniors Windham, CT Register Today

Tai Chi for Seniors Windham, CT Classes  WED 9:00-10:00 and  FRI 9:00-10:00

Enrolling for afternoon classes: Wednesdays and/or 1-2:00PM,


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.

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 .

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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.

 

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

Chaplin. CT Tai Chi

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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Tai Chi for Seniors Chaplin, CT

Tai Chi Wellness and Fall Prevention for Seniors: Thursdays  11-1200

Call Roxanne:132 Chaplin Street  Chaplin, CT 06235
(860) 455-1327

Well documented Tai Chi for Seniors Chaplin, CT wellness & fall prevention classes.  This Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance Fall Prevention Program is Recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Has been clinically proven to

  • Reduce the Risk of Falls
  • Reduce the pain associated with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
  • Improve Sleep
  • Reduce the need for medications in the treatment of depression and other diseases
  • Improve Quality of Life for Persons with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Improve Mood Imbalances
These evidence based, therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors, Chaplin, CT wellness and fall prevention classes are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Agency on Aging.  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.”  Learn more about current research about Tai Chi and wellness.

Don’t have time or opportunity to attend classes as scheduled?  Try this home study video.