Tai Chi is a series of gentle physical movements and stretches that promotes body awareness, physical wellbeing, and mental wellbeing. The program has proven to relieve pain associated with arthritis, improve one’s quality of life, and decrease the risk of falls. The benefits include improvements on balance and coordination, flexibility, and muscular strength.
Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention will be launching a 1- hour virtual tai chi for arthritis workshop. The workshop will consist of an 8-week series hosting a maximum of 15 eligible participants per workshop. S
Since our program is through the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) there are some requirements that need to be met.
- Participants Must attend the first class before attending the follow session.
- Participants must be 18 years or older, a Montgomery County resident, & diagnosed with arthritis or at risk of falling.
- Must Complete a Participant info. form (Pre-Survey) before class begins and Post-survey at the end. If individuals need help filling out a survey that can be directed to the assigned instructor.
- Waiver will also need to be signed before class begins.
- Each Instructor are required to teach two workshops
- Each workshop can be an 8 or 16 -week series. Since we are trying to meet the deadline for ODH we will start off with doing a total of 4 8-week workshops between both instructors.
- Incentives will be given away on the 4th week and at the 8th week of the workshop. Participants must attend those classes to receive incentives.