Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 14 - Nov. 4, 2021
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET

Oceana County Council on Aging, 4250 W Tyler Rd, Hart, MI 49420

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention combines slow movement, deep breathing, and focused intention to help people improve strength, balance and posture while helping prevent falls. This program is targeted to help older adults and older adults with disabilities at risk for falling stay active. Modifications will be provided for those who want to attend seated or standing. *This is a collaborative venture between Michigan State University Extension and the Oceana County Council on Aging.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention is led by a certified instructor, with each session including:
  • Warm-up and cool-down exercises
  • One or two movements per lesson, progressively leading to completing six basic core movements 
  • Breathing techniques & Tai chi principles 
Benefits include: 
  • Increases strength
  • Increases balance and posture
  • Prevents falls
  • Improves mind, body, and spirit


Participants should plan to attend the majority of these weekly sessions.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are planning for an in-person program. However, we continue to monitor the evolution of the pandemic and how this might impact the event. We will decide as to whether it is necessary to postpone or change the format of the event prior to September. This decision will be based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendations/guidelines from MSU, the State of Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health departments. You will be contacted regarding any changes or updates through the email you use to register.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information or questions contact: Naomi Hyso at hysonaom@msu.edu, 231-845-3362.