In preparation for our Tele Tai Chi study (set to launch Fall 2020), TechSAge team members (Tracy Mitzner, Elena Remillard, Kara Cohen, & Lelah Cochran) completed a 2-day workshop with the Tai Chi for Health Institute and are now certified to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis (seated and standing versions). Recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Council on Aging (NCOA) & Arthritis Foundations around the world, this evidence-based program has been shown to be effective in improving arthritis symptoms and preventing falls. Dr. Paul Lam, founder of the Tai Chi for Health Institute, has generously agreed to provide our study participants with online access to the Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Lessons and the Tai Chi for Health Online Global Community.
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