Contact: Belinda Riddle
Tai Chi for Health
Appropriate for individuals with mild to moderate impaired joint motion and/or strength. Available upon request for groups of 12 or more.
Part I is taught in 12 sessions. Cost is $48.
Part II is taught in 12 sessions. Cost is $48
This specially designed program by medical and Tai Chi experts focuses on the health benefits of diabetes, suitable for people with no prior knowledge of Tai Chi, it is safe and easy-to-learn. Designed to prevent and improve control of diabetes by gently increasing physical activities, cellular glucose and relaxation.
Class is taught in 12 sessions, cost is $48
This is an easy-to-learn, effective and safe program for people with osteoporosis. Medical studies have shown tai chi improve balance, reduce falls and slow down the loss of bone density. Tai Chi movements from these studies have been incorporated in this program.
Class is taught in 12 sessions, cost is $48.
A series of energy enhancing exercises that coordinate movement with breathing and concentration. They are beneficial for people of all ages and can be performed either sitting or standing. Unlike most forms of exercise that work on the larger muscle groups, Tai Chi Qigong encourages the stretching and stimulation of smaller muscles and ligaments, stimulate blood and lymph circulation, and exercise all major joints, ligaments and muscles, resulting in increased flexibility and muscle tone.
This form is a natural progression for those who know Tai Chi for Arthritis (TCA) Part I and Part II Included are some of the same movements plus many new and challenging ones. This class is open to individuals who have completed TCA I and II. No charge.
Fitness & Exercise
This program has been developed by the Arthritis Foundation as a resource to enable community educators to form walking groups of any kind, from informal walking clubs of a few friends or neighbors, to more structured facilities, senior centers and work sites. People with arthritis can enjoy this program as well.
Managing Chronic Conditions
A workshop given 2 1/2 hours once a week for six weeks, in community settings. People with type 2 diabetes attend the program in groups of 12-16. Workshops are facilitated from a highly detailed manual by two trained leaders. Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, and an audio relaxation tape. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The program does not conflict with existing programs or treatment. Treatment is not altered. For medical questions, participants are referred to their physicians.
A workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions, 3rd Edition, and an audio relaxation tape, Time for Healing. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The Self-Management Program will not conflict with existing programs or treatment. The problem is especially helpful for these people, as it gives them the skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their health, as well as to help them keep active in their lives.