Saturday, January 25, 2014

New Tai Chi Class For Adults Beginning In February

LABELLE, FL. -- The fourth session of  free classes  in Tai Chi Quan will begin in LaBelle at Hope Connections at the L.J. Nobles Senior Center on February 17, 2014 at 3 p.m. The first class was offered to the community in January 2013 when about 30 people took up the challenge to improve their health and balance.

Classes will be on Monday and Wednesday through May 7 at 3 p.m. Participants must be willing and able to attend all 24 free classes. Participant be required to conduct a pre and post course balance test.

The course, Tai Ji Quan - Moving For Better Balance was designed by Dr. Fuzhong Li of the Oregon Research Institute in 2003, and has been recommended by the Center For Disease Control and Prevention as am effective method to prevent falls in older adults.

This 12-week class is designed for adults 50 and over to help assist with balance and movement. This is a basic beginner eight-movement Tai Chi falls prevention workshop.

Pre-­registration is required and there is no cost to participants. It is expected that a waiting list of previous enrollees will fill the class, but anyone interested may contact.the Senior Center to see if available class spaces are open.

Funding for Tai Ji Quan - Moving For Better Balance is provided by a 2013-­2014 Older Adult Falls Prevention Mini Grant through the Florida Department of Health and administered by the Fort Myers office of Senior Choices of Southwest Florida.

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