Take a Stand to Prevent Falls - South Sound YMCA

Take a Stand to Prevent Falls

Ready, Steady, Balance

TAI JI QUAN – MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Falls are a leading cause of injury for people aged 65 and older, but they are not an inevitable part of aging and there are proven ways to prevent them. To empower older adults to stay active, independent, and safe in their homes, the Y offers a class called Tai Ji Quan – Moving for Better Balance.

This is a 12-week evidence-based group exercise program. The program, based on the principles of tai chi, is led by a qualified instructor and teaches eight movements modified especially for fall prevention. In the program, you’ll work to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility to enhance overall physical health, which leads to better functioning in daily activities. Participation in the program may also result in better mental health, reduced stress, improved memory and cognition, and increased self-esteem.

SHELTON SESSION DATES AND TIMES

12-Week Session

Class Start Date: July 26, 2022
Instructor: TBA
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 10-11am

Cost: Free for Facility Members, $48 for Program Members

REGISTER HERE

BRIGGS SESSION DATES AND TIMES

12-Week Session

Class Start Date: June 6, 2022
Instructor: TBA
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 1-2pm

Cost: Free for Facility Members, $48 for Program Members

REGISTER HERE

For more information, contact John Murphy by email at MurphyJ@ssymca.net or by phone at 360-701-2782.