Free Tai Chi for Fall Prevention classes coming this spring

February 16, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Michigan Medicine in conjunction with Michigan State University Extension is teaming up to offer free Tai Chi for Fall Prevention classes!

The classes will be held via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. between March 21 and May 11. They are targeted to help older adults and older adults with disabilities at risk for fall stay active. 

Tai Chi has proven to help:

  • Increase strength
  • Increase balance and posture
  • Prevent falls
  • Improve mind, body and spirit
  • Reduce stress and increase relaxation

This online series is led by a certified instructor of Tai Chi for Fall Prevention and is free to all participants. It was designed by Paul Lam, a retired family physician and tai chi master. Lam led a team of tai chi and medical specialists to create this program with special features that make it easy to learn and is designed to reduce the fear of falling and improve overall balance. 

This research and evidence-based set of tai chi has shown to improve muscular strength, flexibility, balance and stress reduction

Modifications will be provided for those who want to attend seated or standing. 

Go to Older Adult Safety and Fall Prevention | Trauma Burn Center to register. For more information or help to register contact; Kristy Brown at