Tai Chi for Arthritis; Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention; Seated TCA; TCA2 & Updates - Albany GA - MT Jocelyn Simpson

When and Where

Date: 26th - 29th Aug, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
335 W. Society Ave.
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 and Update

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

DAY 3: Seated Tai Chi For Arthritis Instructor Qualification Training and Update

DAY 4: Tai Chi For Arthritis Part 2 Instructor Qualification Training and Update

Choose one, two or all three workshops. In "Participant Comments" please indicate which days you plan to attend.

Who Can Come?

Anyone with or without prior tai chi experience can attend this workshop. Preparation is strongly recommended (see 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 & Fall Prevention" 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(s), text, handbook and other resources are available at 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: and for details on requirements and preparation. A nominal annual membership 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 (If updating TCA or TCAFP and attending both Days 1 and 2, no assignment is required.). Be prepared to demonstrate the form associated with the program you are updating. CPR and First Aid training must be up to date. Reminder: Updates are required every two years.

Update assignments are due August 12.

Registering online

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.

Payment is to be made to SOWEGA Council on Aging (See Cost and Payment Information below).

Registration deadline is August 12.

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 Tai Chi for Health Institute is approved as a provider of continuing nursing 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 (SP1460-0321).

The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency has approved the Tai Chi for Health Institute, c/o The Home Gym, Inc. to provide continuing education contact hours to Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants. This workshop (Tai Chi for Health) provides a maximum of 14 OT/OTA contact hours. Provider #98000561A

As a Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Kansas Physical Therapy Association has approved the Tai Chi for Health Institute to provide continuing education contact hours to Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. This workshop (Tai Chi for Health) provides a maximum of 14 PT/PTA contact hours. Provider #CEULO10539

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “Tai Chi for Health Institute” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2018 – December 2021). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 701292. ACSM approved providership of this program does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.”

Authorized Provider:  Tai Chi for Health Institute • USA Program Administrator:  TCHI-USA (CE) • c/o Meghan E Creations, LLC, 265 Turkeysag Trail, Ste 102 #130, Palmyra, VA 22963


Registration fees are $200 per day attended. 

$75 discount if attending all 4 days

If updating TCA or TCAFP Part 1, attend both days (August 26-27) at reduced rate of $275 ($125 discount).

Additional fee if updating programs other than TCA, TCAFP, Seated TCA or TCA2. Contact Master Trainer for details. (Updates are also available for TCD, TCE, TCE2, TCR, TCO, TCB, TCM.)

$30 if requesting ceu's (Please indicate in Participant Comments upon registering if you are requesting ceus.)

Please pay at this link:


SOWEGA Council on Aging

335 W. Society Ave.

Albany, GA 31701

Hotel Recommendation:  Mention you are with the tai chi group for discounted rate! There may be a limited number of rooms at this rate or a cutoff date for the discount, so please make your reservations early.

Merry Acres Inn & Event Center
1500 Dawson Road
Albany, GA 31707
(229) 435-7721


Master Trainer:  Jocelyn Simpson


Local Contact:

Robin McCord

Wellness Coordinator

SOWEGA Council on Aging

Office: (229) 432-1124

Fax: (229) 483-0995