“Practicing Tai Chi can help reduce the risk of falling by as much as 55%.”
• Falls are the leading cause of death from injury among people 65 and older.
• Approximately 9,500 deaths in older Americans are associated with falls each year.
• Elders that fall and are hospitalized stay twice as long as persons admitted for other reasons
• One-fourth of seniors who fracture a hip from a fall will die within six months of the injury.