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
Due to social distancing restrictions to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, leader training in the first part of 2021 will likely take place on a virtual platform. Dates and times are still to be determined. Join our email list if you would like to receive information as it becomes available. You can also contact us directly to be added to an interest list for the training.
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 Cheryl Lanigan, Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-322-4144.
Resources for Leaders
Resources for planning and leading your Tai Ji Quan course.
Promoting Your Workshop
Planning Your Workshop