Monday, May 19, 2014

Tai Chi Class - Moving For Better Balance Graduates


LaBelle Tai Ji Quan Students Complete Classes 

LABELLE, FL. -- LaBelle area students completed a 26 session class in Tai Ji Quan - Moving For Better Balance last week at the L.J. Nobles Senior Center. Tai Ji Quan is popularly known as Tai Chi and is the world's most popular exercise.

The course taught in LaBelle was developed 10 years ago by Dr. Fuzhong Li of the Oregon Research Institute specifically to prevent falls in older adults and has been recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for daily use by adults. Falling is the leading cause of death and injury to older adults.

After attending a 13 week course to improve balance and strength and to prevent falls, the following received certificates of completion on Wednesday May 14:

Edna Tripp, Brenda Pearson, Loraine Rawls, John Ledeaux, Christine O'Bannon, Janice Davidson, Sherry King.

(Also shown in photo at left, Sherry Young, Health and Wellness Coordinator for Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, and at right, Don Browne, certified instructor Tai Ji Quan - Moving for Better Balance.)

Tai Chi classes are continuing at the Senior Center on Cowboy Way in LaBelle on Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. All previous students from 2013 and 2014 are welcome and encouraged to attend any or all of the one-hour sessions.

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