Falls are a threat to the health and independence of older adults and can significantly limit their ability to remain self-sufficient. However, the opportunity to reduce falls among older adults has never been better. Today, there are proven interventions that can reduce falls and help older adults live better, and longer. The Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance program has been scientifically proven to help older adults reduce falls, improve physical function, and improve balance.
Moving for Better Balance Classes
The Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance program complements a variety of health care settings. Designed specifically for community-dwelling older adults and senior service providers, this program is based on the research and program development of Dr. Fuzhong Li. With support from the State of California Department of Public Health, the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine serves as hub and support network for Tai Chi instructors specializing in this protocol.
Schedule of Classes in California
Become an Instructor
Learn to teach the Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance program. This is a great program for health professionals and service providers who specialize in serving an older adult population.
Sign up to join the Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance listserv for announcements and communication about this program.
Citation: Li F, Harmer P, Fisher KJ, McAuley E, Chaumeton N, Eckstrom E, Wilson NL. Tai Chi and fall reductions in older adults: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Gerontology. 2005 Feb;60A(2):187-94.