The San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) and Self-Help for the Elderly, with funding by Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), is offering free Tai Chi classes this fall for seniors. They partnered with different agencies around the Bay Area to host 6-week, 12 session classes taught by certified Tai Chi trainers.
Click here to view upcoming classes. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.
Note: These are not drop-in classes
Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention is an evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion program that aims to increase the physical activity and help reduce the risk of falls and injury in older adults throughout the senior community. This simplified Sun Style Tai Chi form, as adapted by Dr. Paul Lam from the Tai Chi for Health Institute, is specifically designed for older adults; it helps to improve the individual’s balance, mobility, and strength. The program hopes to improve the fitness level and well-being of high-risk seniors by empowering them to make positive lifestyle changes and take control of their personal health.
If you are interested in becoming a community partner and help bring these classes to your neighborhood, simply click here and fill out the request form.
You may contact the Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention staff below or call (415) 677-7608.
Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Director