Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention and/or TCA Part 2 and/or Seated TCA Instructor Training and Updates with Jocelyn Simpson

When and Where

Date 15th - 18th Aug, 2017
Time 9am - 5pm (Registration at 8:30am)
Address Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging
4080 Mundy Mill Road
United States




Dr Paul Lam, a retired family physician and tai chi master, led a team of tai chi and medical specialists to create this evidence based program. It is easy, enjoyable and safe for people with arthritis to learn. Medical studies have shown the program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as prevent falls for older adults.  For this reason, the Arthritis Foundation around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are giving it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis and fall prevention, it is a great start for beginners to improve health and wellness. 

Four Day Overview:

DAY 1 and 2: Tai Chi For Arthritis and Tai Chi for Arthritis For Fall Prevention Instructor Qualification Training

DAY 2: REQUIRED For Those Attending For Recertification/Update; Recommended To Attend Both DAY 1 and DAY 2

DAY 3: Tai Chi For Arthritis Part 2 Instructor Qualification Training

DAY 4: Seated Tai Chi For Arthritis Instructor Qualification Training

Choose one, two or all three workshops.

Who Can Come?

Anyone with or without prior tai chi experience can attend this workshop. Preparation is strongly recommended. Current certification in Tai Chi for Arthritis or Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention or attendance at Day 1 & 2 is required in order to attend TCA Part 2 and/or Seated TCA. 


Prepare by working with the relevant DVD as much as possible (Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 and/or Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis). It will enable you to gain the maximum benefits and enjoyment from this workshop.

The book “Teaching Tai Chi Effectively” and the "Tai Chi for Arthritis" handbook will be our texts for this workshop. Review of these texts, and especially the chapters on safety, teaching effectively, Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method and Working with Chronic Conditions is part of your preparation.

The dvd, text, handbook and other resources are available at www.taichiproductions.com. Paid participants receive a 20% discount.  A code will be given to you when your booking is confirmed and payment received.

Please arrive to the workshop scent free in consideration for those with perfume allergies. Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

Who will be Certified to Teach the Program?

Participants who have met all requirements on completion of the workshop will be eligible to be certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute to teach this program. Please see the following link for details of the certification process:  http://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/faq-for-becoming-a-board-certified-instructor/. A nominal fee is required. In addition, you must be CPR/First Aid certified.


At this workshop qualified instructors will have an opportunity to update their existing qualifications. There may be an administration fee and you will need to complete a written assignment and submit it no later than two weeks prior to the workshop. Be prepared to demonstrate the form associated with the program you are updating.  Reminder: Updates are required every two years.

Update assignments are due August 1.


Registering online

Registration is a two-part process:

1) Register online with TCHI by clicking the link above. If you are already a certified instructor, you will need to login to the website to register for this workshop.  Use the "Lost Password" link to reset your password if you are having difficulties logging on.

2) Register with Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging at the following link: http://www.legacylink.org/files/2011/09/Tai-Chi-for-Health-Training-Legacy-Link-AAA-Registration-Form-1.pdf.  Credit card or Paypal payment can be made by going to www.legacylink.org and clicking on "Donate".

Registration Deadline:  August 1

CEU Credits

6.5 contact hours for CEUs per day are available for a small additional fee for Physical Therapists (PTs & PTAs), Occupational Therapists (OTs and OTAs), Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) & American College of Sports Medicine Certified Professionals (ACSM). Every state and certifying organization has different requirements, and these requirements are subject to frequent changes.  TCHI, as with all CE providing organizations, require that each participant check with their certifying organization to verify that they will accept these CEUs.

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that the Tai Chi for Health Institute meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2015-December 2018. Approved Provider #701292.

The Tai Chi for Health Institute is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The course offering is approved for up to 16.5 contact hours applicable to APRN, RN or LPN relicensure. KS State Board of Nursing Provider Number (SP1426-0119).


Cost and Payment Information may be found at the following link:  http://www.legacylink.org/files/2011/09/Tai-Chi-for-Health-Training-Legacy-Link-AAA-Registration-Form-1.pdf

Credit card or Paypal payment can be made by going to www.legacylink.org and clicking on "Donate".

Registration includes morning and afternoon tea breaks and lunch.

Registration Deadline:  August 1

Cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee prior to July 15, 2017; after this, cancellations will be refunded at 50% of fees paid.


Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging
4080 Mundy Mill Road / Oakwood, GA 30566

Hotel suggestion:
Best Western Plus Lake Lanier Gainesville Hotel & Suites
4535 Oakwood Road / Oakwood, Georgia 30566
Toll Free Reservations: 1(800) 780-7234 / Hotel Direct Number: (770) 535-8080


Local Contact

Lisa Howard, Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging


Master Trainer

Jocelyn Simpson