Concerned with Balance or Falling? Free Tai-Chi Classes in Bellows Falls and Brattleboro Can Help!
Two new Tai Chi for Falls Prevention classes have launched, sponsored by Senior Solutions and free to all adults 60 or better. Both classes are taught by Certified Tai Chi Instructors.
In Bellows Falls, Priscilla Lambert will be teaching Beginner Classes from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday morning at the Bellows Falls Senior Center at 18 Tuttle Street.
In Brattleboro, Tif Keith teaches Beginner Classes at 3:15 p.m. every Saturday, at Outer Limits Health Club, 76 Cotton Mill Hill. There is no charge for any of these classes, but there is a little bit of paperwork to fill out at class. Feel free to just show up!
With regular practice, tai chi improves balance by strengthening muscles and coordination; simultaneously, it strengthens the mind, enhancing calmness and confidence in not falling. Thus, both physically and mentally, tai chi is a highly effective exercise for fall prevention. Tai chi movements are gentle and graceful, but like the force beneath a seemingly calmly flowing river, they contain much power and internal strength. What is fascinating is that the fear of falling often results in more falls; hence, confidence in “not falling” will help to reduce falls.
For more information on Tai Chi for Falls Prevention throughout southeastern Vermont please call the Helpline, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A full schedule of ongoing classes can also be found here.