Workshops

Matter of Balance

This community class is designed to reduce the fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and improve activity levels among community-dwelling older adults.  

N'Balance

A high quality and effective fall prevention class that achieves results! Students will enjoy practice exercises and movements to strengthen their core balance and to overcome the fear of falling. For more information on N'Balance contact Benefits in Action at (720) 221-8354 www.benefitsinaction.org  

Stepping On

Building confidence and reducing falls, Stepping On is a small group program designed to reduce falls and build confidence in older adults. The program is a two-hour session once a week for seven weeks, followed by a booster session three months later. Participants engage in building self-confidence, making decisions and adding safety strategies to their everyday life. Guest experts lead segments in the areas of exercise, vision, medications and community safety. Stepping On covers a range of topics including fear of falling, strength and balance exercises, home hazards, safe footwear and safe clothing, vision as it relates to falls, community mobility, coping after a fall and understanding medication risks. 

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention

The class focuses on relieving the symptoms of arthritis. Proven to reduce pain, it is a safe exercise. It is ideal for beginners, with or without arthritis. The special feature of Tai Chi for Arthritis is that it is easy and enjoyable to learn, bringing with it the many health benefits safely and quickly. 

Moving for Better Balance

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® (TJQMBB; formally known as Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance®) is an evidence-based fall prevention program derived from a contemporary routine known as Simplified 24-Form Tai Ji Quan (pronounced tye gee chuwan). This class transforms martial arts movements into a therapeutic regimen aimed at improving postural stability, awareness and mindful control of body positioning in space, functional walking, movement symmetry and coordination, range of motion around the ankle and hip joints, and lower-extremity muscle strength. 

Trainings

A Matter of Balance

This 1-day Leader/Coach Training class prepares the participant to deliver the community class which is designed to reduce fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and improve activity levels among community-dwelling older adults. The program requires 2 Leaders/Coaches to lead the community class. Participants will: illustrate following the leader manual content and process; recognize that for older adults, the fear of falling is a significant risk factor in falling; use effective modeling strategies in leading the group exercises; and recognize how to handle difficult people and situations appropriately. Training attendees will receive a Training Manual.  

Tai Chi- Moving for Better Balance

 

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention

Tai Chi for Arthritis was designed by Dr. Lam and a team of Tai Chi and medical experts (www.taichiproductions.com) by combining traditional Tai Chi, medical knowledge and teaching methodology. All of Dr. Lam's Tai Chi for Health programs aim to empower people to learn Tai Chi easily and safely for improving health and quality of life. Almost anyone with almost any physical condition, can learn these programs. Medical studies have shown these programs help to reduce pain significantly and improve on many aspects of health. Each contains essential Tai Chi principles, precautions, warm up and Qigong (exercise to improve relaxation and vital energy). Ideal for beginners, people with and without disability can learn the program with suitable adaptation.  

Tai Chi- Moving for Better Balance

 

Stepping On

Stepping On Instructor Training is a professional course introducing an evidence-based program for older adults at risk of falling. Qualifications for this three day training include ability to teach in a team, willingness to learn the Stepping On techniques, and enthusiasm to work with older adults and make a difference in their lives. Offered in the community, Stepping On is a small group program designed to reduce falls and build confidence in older adults. The program is a two-hour session once a week for seven weeks, followed by a booster session three months later. Participants engage in building self-confidence, making decisions and adding safety strategies to their everyday life. Guest experts lead segments in the areas of exercise, vision, medications and community safety. Stepping On covers a range of topics including fear of falling, strength and balance exercises, home hazards, safe footwear and safe clothing, vision as it relates to falls, community mobility, coping after a fall and understanding medication risks. 

N'Balance™

N’Balance is the falls prevention class that addresses the physical factors affecting balance. Techniques to lower the risk of falls through the medium of exercise are taught in this evidence-based program. N’Balance is different from other falls prevention programs in that it engages the body and mind. The class design can accommodate all functional levels. Participants engage in exercises and movements to improve balance and coordination, strengthen lower body muscles and increase confidence. All levels can be appropriately challenged in the same community class. For more information on N'Balance contact Benefits in Action at (720) 221-8354 www.benefitsinaction.org  

Seated Tai Chi For Arthritis

What is Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis? This modified seated version of Tai Chi for Arthritis can be enjoyed by anyone wishing to practice tai chi sitting down. People with almost any chronic condition can learn to improve their health and mobility. This safe easy-to-learn program relieves pain and improves health and quality of life. Based on the Sun style of tai chi, Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis (Seated TCA) is easy to learn, effective and safe. It improves flexibility, muscle strength, increases heart/lung activity, aligns posture, improves balance, and integrates the mind and body.