Bowling Green, OH (June 24, 2014) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) invites older adults in the North Baltimore area to participate in Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance, a twelve-week, twice a week course focused on feeling stronger, having better balance plus greater flexibility and feeling more confident. This program is presented by the Area Office on Aging of Northwest Ohio.
The course will take place from July 1-September 18, 2014 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (twelve weeks) from 1-2:30 p.m. at The Depot, located at 142 N. Main St. in North Baltimore. Sessions are led by a certified instructor.
Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance is a group program that focuses on improving functional ability, such as balance and physical function, to reduce fall-related risks and frequency. It has been demonstrated this evidence-based program reduces falls and improves fitness for older adults.
The course teaches:
· Balance Skills
· Good Body Alignment
· Coordinated movements in a circular and flowing motion
· Improved postural stability
· Lower-extremity strength
· Mini-therapeutic movements
· Eight-form routine
Workshop includes the Tai Chi: MBB Participants Guidebook to guide participants in their at-home practice. DVDs cost $15 and are not required to participate in the class. Certificates will be awarded upon completion of the course.
Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance can be taught in a seated position.
For more information and to sign up for the course, contact the North Baltimore Area Senior Center at (419) 257-3306.
Note: A minimum of ten participants must sign up for this course to avoid cancellation. Please sign up by Thursday, June 26, 2014.
The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.
For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or www.wccoa.net.