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Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

When: Every Tuesday Starting September 27

Time: 10am -11 am

Where: Golden Age Center

                         330 Aggie Blvd, Vernal

WHAT IS PROVIDED TO PARTICIPANTS

Participants will learn Tai Chi movements in a fun, non-threatening environment. We offer in person and virtual classes. Proven to reduce the risk of falls by 70%, each class begins with gentle Qigong warm ups and breathing exercises, followed by learning one-to-two new Tai Chi movements (Forms) each week. The program is free and will meet every Tuesday (1-hour classes) at the Golden Age Center in Vernal from 10 am-11 am starting September 27. We can also arrange other classes for groups; call to discuss details. Check our calendar for more class information.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Tai Chi for Arthritis/Fall prevention incorporates exercises that improve muscular strength, flexibility and fitness. The Tai Chi for Arthritis/Health program also focuses on weight transference, which improves balance and prevents falls. The slow, gentle outward movements decrease stress, increase energy and lubricate the joints which ease the effects of arthritis, stiffness and general aging ailments. Tai Chi is an enjoyable exercise that can relieve your pain, improve your health, and increase your mobility. 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Tai Chi for Arthritis/Health is an evidenced based class, 1-hour class led by a trained instructor. It’s easy and fun to learn. Tai Chi is a graceful form of exercise that involves a series of movements, known as forms, which are performed in a slow, focused manner combined with controlled breathing. It is a low impact exercise that puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it suitable for many older adults or people with mobility issues. Like dance, the movements are learned and follow one after the other. Tai Chi does not require special equipment and can be practiced indoors or outdoors, either alone or in a group.

RESOURCES

Tai Chi for Health Institute website: https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/programs/tai-chi-for-arthritis · Tai Chi for Arthritis and fall prevention; https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/tai-chi-for-fall-prevention

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Vernal (435) 247-1177

133 South 500 East, Vernal, UT, 84078

Environmental Health Hours:

Monday – Friday 7:30-5:30

WIC HOURS:

MON-7:30-4

TUES-FRI 7:30-5:30

Roosevelt office closed noon-1pm

Roosevelt (435) 722-6300

409 South 200 east, roosevelt, ut, 84066