Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Arthritis: Steuben County AmeriCorps Seniors' Signature Evidence-Based Program

Based on Sun Style Tai Chi, (pronounced Soon style Tie Chee), Tai Chi for Arthritis is designed to help older adults improve balance, flexibility, and posture. The program meets for 1-hour classes, twice a week for 8 weeks. Proven to reduce the risk of falls by 70%, the program incorporates powerful Qigong (pronounced chee-Gong) breathing exercises with gentle Tai Chi movements. You do not have to have arthritis to benefit from the classes.

Tai Chi for Arthritis workshops have been held throughout Steuben County.  All workshops are taught by AmeriCorps Seniors Volunteers, certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute.  As this is a volunteer-lead program, the availability of the workshop is fully depended on our AmeriCorps Seniors Volunteers.  If you have experience in Tai Chi, martial arts, physical therapy services, other health-related services, or leading physical fitness classes, we recommend that you try out a workshop near you.  Tai Chi for Arthritis is based on the idea that “anyone can learn Tai Chi for better health,” and Steuben County AmeriCorps Seniors is dedicated to promoting that concept.  After completing a workshop, if you feel that you would like to help promote this too, contact Christine Towner, AmeriCorps Seniors Coordinator, at 607-664-2298 for more information.

Find a Workshop

LocationDatesRegistration Type

Hornell YMCA

Ellen Arnold, Instructor
18 Center St.
Hornell, NY

1/28 – 3/20/2019
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.


Wayland Free Library

Colleen Liggett, Instructor
101 West Naples St
Wayland, NY 14572

March 11 - May 1, 2019
Mondays and Wednesdays
Monday: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Wednesdays: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Both classes are part of the same workshop.


Campbell United Methodist Church

Cindy Hayes, Instructor
8516 Main St
Campbell, NY

Mondays and Wednesdays
June 3rd - July 26th
9:30 - 10:30 am

Tai Chi for Arthritis Session Dates as of: 01/18/2019

More workshops will be listed as they are scheduled.  Please remember, workshops are available as our AmeriCorps Seniors Volunteers are.  Please check back regularly for updates.

Registration is required prior to attending workshops.  To register, please call the Office for the Aging at 607-664-2298.

You may also register online by visiting the Upcoming Events page, and selecting the workshop you wish to register for.