Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention Training with Richard Link

When and Where

Date 24th - 25th Aug, 2017
Time 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Address Lakewood Link Recreational Center
1295 S Reed St
Lakewood CO 80232
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. 

Who Can Come?

Anyone with or without prior tai chi experience can attend this workshop. Preparation is strongly recommended. 


Prepare by working with the Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD as much as possible. It will enable you to gain the maximum benefits and enjoyment from this workshop.

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


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://taichi

At this workshop qualified instructors will have an opportunity to update their existing qualifications. There is 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.

Registering online

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.

forhealthinstitute.org/faq-for-becoming-a-board-certified-instructor/. A nominal fee is required.



Two Day Instructor Certification Workshop  $350

Tuition includes a training manual, Dr Lam's TCA Part 1 DVD, Dr Lam's Teaching Effectively book, 

Updates Available     Must attend Day #2


Lakewood Link Recreational Center

1295 S Reed St.

Lakewood CO




For Details Contact: Sarah Smith      Education and Training Assistant   for payment information and details

            Consortium for Older Adults (COAW) 

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