Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance (TJQMBB) is an evidence-based exercise program designed for older adults at risk of falling and/or people with balance disorders. TJQMBB was developed at Oregon Research Institute by Fuzhong Li, Ph.D. and is a 24-week program consisting of 60-minute sessions that meet twice per week in groups of 8-10 participants. Unlike traditional Tai Ji Quan routines that are used as a martial art or recreational activity, TJQMBB focuses on improving balance and preventing falls by addressing common, but potentially debilitating, functional impairments/deficits.
During the class, participants learn:
- 8 forms routine of balance techniques
- 11mini-therapeutic movements
- how to improve balance, mobility, walking and physical/mental well-being
- self-awareness and controlling body movements in performing various activities of daily life
Lori Smith and Courtney Flickinger will be your certified leaders for these FREE workshops. Lori will lead the class meeting each Tuesday and Friday from 9:30-10:30 am starting May 25th and through November 5th, and Courtney will be your instructor each Monday and Wednesday, 2:00-3:00 pm June 7th through November 17th. To ensure everyone's health and safety, this workshop will be held virtually using Zoom. Not familiar with Zoom? CLICK HERE to watch a short YouTube video.
- TUESDAY, MAY 18TH for the class beginning May 25th
- MAY 31ST for the class beginning June 7th
Questions? Please contact Lori Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330.899.5255.