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Senior Programs

Tips to stay active in the winter - Created by Carley Mulligan (M.D. Candidate at UVM)


Sun Style Tai Chi Classes Sponsored By Age Well

Called Fall Prevention, these classes are based on Dr. Paul Lam’s “Tai Chi for Arthritis”, an evidence-based program to relieve pain and improve health. It consists of slow continuous whole-body movements strung together in a sequence.  In this program all high-risk movements have been removed and replaced with ones that are more effective for health. Some of the proven benefits are improved balance and decreased risk of falls, easing pain and stiffness, improved sleep and overall wellness. Tai Chi is also a mind body exercise which improves serenity and relaxation of the mind, thus reducing pain and stress. Classes offered:

- Beginner Tai Chi for Fall Prevention (Parts 1 & 2)
- Intermediate Tai Chi for Fall Prevention (Part 3): Must have taken beginner class or permission of instructor.
- Sun Style 73 - Long form: Must have taken Beginner and Intermediate Tai Chi for Fall Prevention or permission of instructor. 
- In-Depth Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Must have taken Beginner and Intermediate Tai Chi for Fall Prevention or permission of instructor. 

All classes are sponsored by Age Well and free of charge. The space is provided by the Bixby Memorial Library and St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Donations to the Bixby Memorial Free Library, St. Peter’s Catholic Church or Age Well are always welcome!