Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Tai Chi exercise as a fall prevention strategy for older adults in low-income senior housing: A grant proposal
by Callies, Moira, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 69; 10249944
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to locate a potential funding source and write a grant to develop a fall prevention intervention that includes an evidence-based strategy, Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance (TJQMBB), in a low-income, senior independent living apartment building, Providence Gardens, with its non-profit partner, Las Palmas Housing Foundation. An extensive literature review determined that fall prevention can enhance quality of life and aging in place. The program will offer TJQMBB classes which increase strength and balance, as well as home safety evaluations, by a Tai Chi certified instructor and a Service Coordinator. The specific objectives include increased strength and balance and decreased fear of falling.

The Archstone Foundation was chosen as an appropriate funder due to its focus on supportive housing. The actual submission of the grant was not a requirement of the thesis project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Potts, Marilyn
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Wilson, Steve
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Gerontology, Social work, Aging
Keywords: Community dwelling, Fall prevention, Low-income, Older adult, Tai Chi, Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance
Publication Number: 10249944
ISBN: 9781369454024
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