Moving for Better Balance is an evidence-based, falls-prevention program that uses the principles and movement of Tai Chi to help older adults improve balance and increase confidence for everyday activities.
The program is led by a trained instructor and focuses on improving functional ability to reduce fall-related risks and frequency for those with low to moderate risks of falls.
“Twelve very wonderful and useful weeks! I’ve made new friends and learned new moves! The routine is useful for better balance but they are also meditative.”
--Moving for Better Balance Participant
SESSIONS and Locations
Moving for Better Balance is a 12-week program that meets twice a week for 24 sessions. Each session is one hour.
A.E. Finley YMCA
Starts Sept. 17, Tuesday & Thursday, 6 - 7 p.m.
Alexander Family YMCA
Starts Sept. 23, Monday & Wednesday, 2 - 3 p.m.
Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA
Starts Aug. 28, Wednesday & Friday, 2 - 3:15 p.m.
Downtown Durham YMCA
Starts Sept. 10, Tuesday & Thursday, 2 - 3 p.m.
Kraft Family YMCA
Starts Sept. 9, Monday & Wednesday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Take our falls risk assessment to see if you qualify for the program.
Moving for Better Balance is an evidence-based program offered through a YMCA Medical Membership. A YMCA Medical Membership is for anyone who needs access to quality, evidence-based programs, health coaching and workout facilities.