"If you say you want to help your mother exercise, then give me something I can do"
That simple request, said to founder Stan Cohen by his 80 year old mom was all it took to set the path for what was to become Chi for Caring.
In 2006 Stan took a trip to visit mom. He noticed her walking had declined. Her mobility had declined and she was not feeling "right".
They talked about her needing to exercise and take better care of herself if she truly wanted to feel better and maintain living in her home..
While there, Stan modified a few standard Tai Chi exercises and instructions to make it easier for mom to follow and got positive feedback from she and a few of her friends.
In the years since, Stan has been working with his local senior community and continues to develop, test and teach seated, standing, balance and fall prevention exercises and programs.
Mom got it started the rest as they say is history
Is Chi for Caring only for Caregivers?
Chi for Caring is for anyone who wants to feel better and work toward increased health.
The movements in our programs are geared to
improve overall body movement
build balance and stability
provide a form of respite from daily stress.
Is Chi for Caring good for families?
The answer is yes, in a number of ways.
The nature of careving is stressful, all consuming and by nature wears you down. Chi for Caring programs help to restore the balance and fitness.
They are geared to be learned quickly
They do not take much time to perform
They can be used by yourself or with those you care for so all can participate and benefit.
Is Chi for Caring for professionals?
Absolutely, via our certification program.
Our certification program will allow professionals in the senior and caregiving fields to deliver another value service and expand their market.
They add a differentiation
They add another valuable service level of care
Caregivers using the program increase their own wellness and incur less downtime.