Older Adult topic

Activity: Tai Chi for Fall Prevention and Arthritis

On-Lok Health Program
Thursday, 7/11/2024
12:30 - 1:30
North Beach Library Community Room
North Beach

850 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
United States

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Improve your balance and confidence. This class is an evidence-based program to improve balance and decreased arthritis symptoms. It incorporates exercises that improve balance, muscular strength, flexibility, and fitness. The class is based on Sun style Tai Chi, which is a gentle form and can be practiced standing or seated. The movements are reviewed by physician and professionals to tailor them for people with arthritis, especial for those people with osteoarthritis of hips or knees. 

About the instructor:
Richard Fong is a Tai Chi instructor in San Francisco for 7+ years. Initially, he worked as a teaching assistant for Sifu Bryant Fong at City College of San Francisco. In 2016, Richard began teaching Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Self Help for the Elderly. Since then, he has taught at many locations. Richard’s focus is on Qigong, a mindful movement and meditation training integral to Tai Chi, which offers an array of exercises and movements that can be readily adapted to various fitness levels and exercise backgrounds.

We are offering 20 weekly classes, starting March 7 through July 18, 2024. Space is limited. Reservation is required. Call (415) 355-5626 to reserve your space.


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This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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For questions about the program or help registering, contact sfplcpp@sfpl.orgAll programs are drop-in (no registration necessary) unless otherwise noted. All SFPL locations are wheelchair accessible. For accommodations (such as ASL or language interpretation), call (415) 557-4557 or contact accessibility@sfpl.org. Requesting at least 3 business days in advance will help ensure availability.

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