Continuing Education Classes On Active Aging

SPRING 2017

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention (TCAFP) is an evidence-based program that is supported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) targetinTai Chi Participantsg seniors to improve balance. In addition, TCAFP promotes relaxation, flexibility and strength. The Hawaii Dept. of Health (DOH) is a co-sponsor of the TCAFP workshop (w/ Tai Chi for Health Institute), the DOH promotes the TCAFP classes island wide as part of their Fall Prevention Program. As part of a commitment to the DOH, KCC will offer non-credit tai chi that will prepare students with no background in Tai Chi to practice and become familiar with the warm-up, first 6 movements and the cool down segments of TCAFP.
Participants are encouraged to practice the skills.
Notes: Participants must wear loose, comfortable clothing, socks and flat soled shoes. This is an activity class with the purpose of preventing falls, so a balance assessment will be completed at the beginning of the class. Participation is expected twice a week for the duration of the class and a balance re-assessment will be completed at the end of the class. Full participation is expected and encouraged in order to see the full benefits of TCAFP.

Priority will be given to Seniors and individuals with compromised balance.

Instructor: Jan Thurman, MPH, RKT
Board Certified TCAFP Instructor
MELT Method Instructor

Course No.: ENR3089 - 001         Course Fee: FREE

Sec Days Dates Time Room
A W, F March 8-May 5 7:45am-8:45am KCC Chapel

 

 

How to Register:

  Go online:  https://ce.uhcc.hawaii.edu/

 If you have problems call Non-Credit Registration:(808)734-9211 or call Kupuna Education Center: (808)734-9108

 

Download a pdf of the Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention flyer

 

Check out the KCC Continuing Education Website for more courses:

 

 

Be sure to check each semester schedule as the courses change by semester.

 
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