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About The Program

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance is an evidence-based falls prevention program derived from a contemporary routine known as Simplified 24-Form Tai Ji Quan (pronounced tye gee chuwan). TJQMBB consists of an 8-form core with built-in practice variations and a subroutine of Tai Ji Quan – Mini Therapeutic Movements®, which collectively, comprise a set of functional Tai Ji Quan exercises.

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Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance (TJQMBB)

TJQMBB represents a substantive enhancement of traditional Tai Ji Quan training and performance as it 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.

Program Objectives:

  • To improve strength, balance, mobility and daily functioning, and prevent falls in older adults and individuals with balance disorders.

Intended Target Population:

  • The primary focus is on community-dwelling older adults and people with a history of falls, balance disorders, leg muscle weakness, abnormal gait or walking difficulty.
  • The program is able to accommodate people with a mild level of mobility difficulty (e.g., people who are occasional cane users)
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Is there a fee?

The cost for A.C.E. of SW Minnesota to offer TJQMBB classes is based on individual voluntary contributions and donations. No one will be denied services because of their inability or unwillingness to contribute towards this service.

Because this service is made possible, in part, under the Federal Older Americans Act through a grant award from the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA) under an Area Plan approved by the Minnesota Board on Aging, certain guidelines must be strictly adhered to. Cost sharing is one of those guidelines. A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota has a fully established and implemented Cost Share Policy/Statement of Value Process for Title III program participants with coordinating sliding scales. Title III-D Tai Ji Quan-Moving for Better Balance Sliding Fee Scale

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A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota is funded in part by AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP Program, MN Board on Aging, and MNRAAA.
It is also sponsored locally by Cottonwood, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Redwood, and Rock Counties.

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