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.

BEGINNER SESSION DATES AND TIMES

12-Week Session

Class Start Date: January 17, 2023
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

ADVANCED SESSION DATES AND TIMES

12-Week Session

Class Start Date: January 17, 2023
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Locations and Times:

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