A new morning course of Tai Chi for Arthritis will begin at 11:00am, January 19 on Zoom, courtesy of the Learning Connection. This Tai Chi course will run for 8 weeks.
Care Connection for Aging Services began the online Learning Connection to offer older adults opportunities to participate in programs from the safety and comfort of their living rooms.
The new session of Tai Chi is meant for beginners and will take participants through all the motions in a slow, methodical manner.
Stacey Gilkeson, one of the certified Tai Chi instructors for Care Connection, said she noticed a marked improvement in her balance after about four months of twice weekly classes of Tai Chi online.
“There is a cool-down exercise to stand on tip toes, and I noticed I can do that much better than when I began,” said Gilkeson, Lifestyle Program Manager. “Also, I can stand on one foot for a really long time, and I used to not be able to do that. We encourage people to continue after the eight-week class to see these improvements.” The agency also offers an ongoing class.
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese meditation exercise that features slow, precise movements. The class has proven to improve balance, mobility, strength and flexibility. It’s known to decrease pain and help prevent falls.
Registration is required by calling 1-800-748-782 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.