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2/20/24 - SIS Virtual Event - Perspectives in Aging Community of Practice Meeting 
Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

Title: The “Occupation” of Tai Chi Chuan


Members - FREE

Non-Members - $20


Virtual Meeting 7:00 pm 

Please note - These sessions are not recorded for future viewing.




Number of Contact Hours: 1.0


Facilitator and Speaker:  

Speaker: Michael Gagliano OT/L, Tai Chi Instructor

Facilitator: Susanne Giannitti OTR/L


Bio/Background of the Speakers:

ConnOTA community of practice-perspectives in aging members are OT practitioners who work with older adults, have worked with older adults, or who are seeking to work with this population. Areas of practice include but are not limited to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care facilities, home care, ALF, ILF, Adult Day Care, Senior Centers, as well as students, retirees, and those who teach older adult OT content. Members bring their expertise and skill set as well as questions and a strong desire to use social learning theory to learn, share, and pool resources and knowledge.

Mastery of group objectives is orally assessed.

Learning Objectives Attendees Should Achieve:
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1. Name and describe 3 task performance areas of Tai Chi
2. Name and give 3 examples of performance components Tai Chi addresses.
3. List 3 OT interventions that can be utilized to augment Tai Chi


Summary of Event:

We will discuss the roots of Tai Chi, its place within Traditional Chinese Medicine including a working definition. This discussion will include the integration of Tai Chi into Western Medicine & specifically into our OT frame of reference.

Concepts such as “holistic approach”, “task performance”, “performance component” will be appreciated within the art form of Tai Chi. How we can integrate Tai Chi with various OT interactions will be covered, as well as the appropriate language to describe Tai Chi principles/practice into OT documentation


This event is sponsored by Connecticut occupational therapy practitioners. ConnOTA is supporting this event by overseeing the award of CEUs for registered participants.