Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance (TJQMBB) is an evidence-based exercise training program that was designed for older adults at risk of falling and/or people with balance disorders. The program was developed at Oregon Research Institute by Fuzhong Li, Ph.D, based on traditional Tai Ji Quan also known as Tai Chi.
TJQMBB is a 12 week program consisting of 60-minute sessions that meets two times per week in groups of 8-10 participants. Unlike traditional Tai Ji Quan routines that are used as a martial art or recreational activity, TJQMBB focuses on improving balance and preventing falls by addressing common, but potentially debilitating, functional impairments/deficits.
During the class, participants learn:
This program is funded in part by the State of MN Department of Human Services Live Well at Home grant, and the Older Americans Act through the Central MN Council on Aging.