Tuesday, January 06, 2015

New Year For Tai Chi Quan - Moving For Better Balance

Tai Chi Quan Classes Offered At Nobles Senior Center

LABELLE, FL. -- LaBelle's Senior Center on Cowboy Way will once again host a free 25-session class in Tai Ji Quan, popularly known as Tai Chi for anyone age 50 or over.

The 12-week, twice weekly class will start January 13 and be held on Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. at the L.J. Nobles Senior Center in LaBelle. Registration is required and class size is limited. Only those who are aged 50 and above and who can attend all 25 class sessions should register because of limited space. Call the toll free elder helpline at (866) 413-5337 to register.

About Tai Ji Quan

Tai Ji Quan, "Moving For Better Balance" (pronounced Tie Jee Chuan) is a program for older adults developed by Dr. Fuzhong Li of the Oregon Research Institute and recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as an evidence based program to develop balance skills and prevent falls through a combination of twice weekly group classes and daily home practice of eight coordinated Tai Ji Quan movements.

Participants will learn balance skills, good body alignment, and eight coordinated movements in a gentle and flowing motion.

Requirements: age 50 or older, able to walk (canes and walkers are ok), interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength, able to attend all Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. sessions from January 13 through April 7, and willing to practice daily outside class.

The program is sponsored through a grant by the Florida Department of Health and administered by the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida. Don Browne is the certified Tai Ji Quan - Moving For Better Balance instructor.

Watch a Video: Click: Tai Ji Quan Moving For Better Balance - demonstrated by two LaBelle 2014 participants

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