Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Tai Ji Quan Class Graduates At Senior Center

LABELLE, FL. -- Students from the most recent Tai Ji Quan exercise class received certificates of completion Thursday, April 2, 2015 after completion of 25 one-hour sessions at the L.J. Nobles Senior Center in LaBelle.

The classes have been sponsored for the last two years by the Area Agency On Aging For Southwest Florida and Hope Services through a grant from the Florida Department of Health. The classes held in locations throughout Hendry, Glades, Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties are supervised by Health and Wellness Coordinator Sherry Young of the Area Agency On Aging in Fort Myers.

Tai Ji Quan - "Moving For Better Balance" was developed by Dr. Fuzhong Li of the Oregon Research Institute and is an evidenced based three-month long course for older adults to prevent falls and improve balance and muscle strength.

Course graduates will continue the weekly classes for those able to continue practicing, and new beginning classes will begin again this summer and fall.

Photo: Maria Lopez, Adelina Rodriquez, Marie Hoffman, Thelma Deese, Don Browne (certified instructor), Pam Elkowitz, Janice Groves, Jan Park, Edna Tripp, Maria Fogelson, Clenton Walker, (not pictured George Homick, Linda McVey)

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