Up Coming OHAI (Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative) Class Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

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The Chickasha Public Library is partnering once again with OHAI Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative in their Lifestyle and Learning program. Beginning September 11th every Monday and Thursday from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm or from 6:30 pm t0 7:30 pm OHAI and the Library will be offering Tai Chi classes.

TAI CHI: MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

The movements of the Chinese martial art Tai Chi can help seniors reduce the risk of falling, increase balance, and increase flexibility. This six-week class teaches participants ways to improve their overall mind, body, and spirit through a series of slow continuous movements. It does not matter how strong, flexible, or active you are as Tai Chi is designed for people at all levels of health.

PARTICIPANTS WALK AWAY WITH TOOLS FOR:

  • Improving Balance and Posture
  • Strengthening Muscles
  • Improving the Quality of Sleep
  • Enhancing Stamina
  • Increasing Energy Level
  • Relieving Stress
  • Improving Cardiovascular Functions
  • Lowering High Blood Pressure
  • Reducing Arthritic Symptoms by Increasing Flexibility & Mobility
  • Reducing the Risk of Falling and the Fear of Falling

Participants are encouraged to bring pen and paper for taking notes, a bottle of water and non-skid shoes. OHAI will provide take-home materials for all information covered in class.

To register, contact the Chickasha Public Library at (405)222-6075 or the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative at (405) 271-6424. You can also sign up using the forms below.

To register for the class starting at 3:30 p.m. click here.

To register for the class starting at 6:30 p.m. click here.

The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative is a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at The University of Oklahoma and is supported by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.