The Faith Community Nurse Network provides training and support to faith community nurses to lead Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance in their congregations and other community settings.
Our Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance (TJQMBB) program is a small-group workshop for people age 60+ who have fallen or have balance concerns. TJQMBB aims to reduce fall risk and improve strength, balance, and mobility through a routine of controlled exercise and therapeutic movements. Based on martial arts movements, it is designed to improve postural stability, awareness of body positioning in space, and functional walking and balance.
Research has found that people who complete a TJQMBB workshop:
- Experience a reduction in falls
- Reduce falls with injury
- Improved functional balance and fear of falling
What is a TJQMBB workshop?
- Small group workshop with 10-15 participants
- 1-hour sessions, 2 sessions each week for 24 weeks
- Held in comfortable community settings
- Participants with a history of falls or balance disorders attend together
- Led by one trained leader
Become a Leader
Juniper is hosting a virtual Leader training August 10-11, 2021. Contact us to learn how to attend this training as a Leader with FCNN. Please join our email list if you would like to receive information about additional upcoming trainings.
If you have questions about bringing a TJQMBB workshop to your community, becoming a leader, or would just like additional information about the program, contact Jessica Drecktrah, Chief Nursing Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-237-4639.
Resources for Leaders
Resources for planning and leading your Tai Ji Quan course.
Promoting Your Workshop
Planning Your Workshop
Our evidence-based programs are supported by funding from the Live Well at Home grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. This program is also funded under contract with Trellis, Inc. as part of the Older Americans Act Program. We support evidence-based programs in partnership with Juniper, a statewide network of healthcare providers, health plans, housing providers, and community based organizations, all dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve — together.