A fall is defined as an event which causes a person to, unintentionally rest on the ground and is not a result of a major intrinsic event or overwhelming hazard. Rest? When I talk to elderly people, falling is one of their biggest fears as it often leads to a lack of independence
Falls and fractures in older people are often preventable, and reducing them is important for maintaining the health, wellbeing and independence of older people. Do something your future self will thank you for and join one of our Tai Chi classes today.
Most falls don’t happen from a height, but rather when individuals slip or trip. Tai Chi for falls prevention is one way to reduce your risk, so why not join us at one of our classes which are currently held in a quiet park in Shefford.
- "My handwriting has improved – my hand used to shake but it is much steadier now."
- "I am more aware of the correct way to bend, sit and stand and have learned how to control balance."
- "After a fall years ago, I have developed difficulties with balance and I now walk with a stick. These classes have enormously developed my sense of balance. It follows now that, instead of expecting a near future of less and less mobility, I anticipate to be mobile as long as I live."
- "I have had a bad back for years – but it hasn't hurt since I started Tai Chi – and I saved money on a Physio."
- "The classes have taught me to sit, walk and generally hold myself up properly. They have helped to ease tension especially in my back and to relax my body."
- "Since starting tai chi with Ian I have noticed an increase in energy levels and a calmer state of mind. It does take work and practice, but is most definitely worth the effort" - Carla N
I have discovered something marvellous. This morning I had a sore throat, felt slightly feverish and was out of sorts because I hadn't slept very well. Then I went to a session of Alexander technique, mixed with Tai Chi. (At Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living). I came away feeling absolutely marvellous. I still have a sore throat and a bit of a high temperature - but my sense of wellbeing is so great that it really doesn't seem to matter. Thank you Ian Deavin and Judy Hammond for a great Sunday morning! - Julie Furnivall
- "I am more relaxed and less stressed."
- "It had helped me to focus on my body and mind and taught me how to relax more and not focus on everyday problems."
- "Better movement in lower back."
“I have been practicing Tai Chi once a week with Ian Deavin and after 4 years I realised just how much better my back was feeling and that I simply don’t notice my shoulder, which used to be quite painful – so I have started going to classes twice a week and really enjoy it.” - Val Rigby, 81
- "I find it much easier to bend and move about."
- "I hold myself a lot better."
- "I don’t need to hold onto the bannister rail now when I go up or down stairs."
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