Where: 1202 Bristol Street, Second Floor, Costa Mesa CA 92626
When: Saturday mornings at 9:15 AM for one hour; begins January 11 for 10 weeks
Cost: $5 per session or $50 for the series
Class registration is completed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, faxing the forms to (949) 824-2812, or mailing them to the SSCIM administration office.
Questions? Call 949-824-5763
This is a CDC– and AOA-recommended, evidence-based fall prevention program for community-dwelling older adults. The program consists of an 8-form routine core with built-in exercise variations and a subroutine of integrated therapeutic movements, which, collectively, comprise a set of simple yet functional Tai Chi-based moves. This approach represents a significant enhancement of traditional Tai Chi Chuan by transforming the movements into therapeutic training for postural control, daily func-tioning and clinical rehabilitation for older adults and individuals with physical limitations. Practice focuses on stimulating musculoskeletal, sensory, and cognitive systems via self-initiated, controlled movements such as unilateral weight-bearing and weight-shifting, trunk rotation, ankle sways, and coordinated eye-head-hand movements, and taxing sensory integration, limits of stability, functional adaption, anticipatory control, compensatory responses, and effective gait patterns. The goals of the program are to improve both static and dynamic postural stability, mindful control of body positioning in space, functional walking activi-ties, movement symmetry and coordination, and to increase range of motion around the ankle joints and build lower-extremity strength. Chair-supported progressions, from completely seated, through sit-and-stand, to chair-assisted, are also included, with a variety of challenges, to meet the specific needs and performance capabilities of the participants.Finally, a set of home-based exercises is also included to provide addi-tional out-of-class practice. Overall, the program protocol offers an integrated training experience in motor-sensory-cognitive systems and postural control, with the ultimate goal of improving performance of daily functional tasks and reducing incidence of falls among older adults.
National Counsel on Aging (NCOA)
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Mark started his personal practice 10 years ago to improve his arthritic lower back and since has become a Tai Chi & Qigong (Chi Kung) enthusiast, student and teacher of many “Forms” including Yang, Chen, Sun and Wudang styles. The goal of Mark’s class is to remove any mystery of Tai Chi teaching beginners in a fun and interactive method to improve balance and general health.