These classes will be offered using Zoom.
This gentle Sun Style form of Tai Chi, approved by the U.S. CDC, has been shown to reduce falls by as much as 70% if practiced routinely. An ancient Chinese practice that combines slow, smooth, and graceful movements) Tai Chi helps to increase strength, balance, and posture. With continued practice, Tai Chi helps to prevent falls. Tai Chi also helps to reduce stress!
The one-hour class includes 10-15 minutes of warmup exercises followed by learning and practicing the basic six Tai Chi movements. Tai Chi is performed while standing; participants may use a chair if balance, strength, or pain is an issue.
Workshop materials for Tai Chi for Arthritis program (handouts) will be sent electronically to participants per NYS DOH Fall Prevention Program guidelines. Participants will view both class leader and Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD 's creator Dr. Paul Lam demonstrate the warmups and the basic movements. Participants will be required to:
This program is supported through funding from the NYS and Sullivan county offices for the aging.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.
Contact the CCESC office to request any special accommodations.
This program is free. Registration is requested in advance online. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Last updated June 25, 2020