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Sparta – Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Part II

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Date(s) - 02/26/2024 - 04/17/2024
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Alleghany Co. Public Library


Description: This workshop is for participants who have already completed Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Part I.

Developed by Dr. Paul Lam at the Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI), this program utilizes Tai Chi’s Sun style for its ability to improve relaxation, and balance, and its ease of use for older adults and those with arthritis. The movements are taught to both left and right sides and with turns to move forward and backward to improve mobility, weight transfer, strength and balance. A variety of movement combinations are offered and movements can be modified to accommodate mobility issues for any participant and can be done seated as a starting exercise.

This course will be offered twice a week for 8 weeks for a total of 16 sessions. Participants are encouraged to attend at least 12 of the 16 in order to experience the benefits.

Dates:    February 26 through April 17, 2024

Time:    Mondays from 12:30-1:30pm EST and Wednesdays from 11am-12pm EST

To register:     Please click HERE or call the library at (336) 372-5573.

For more information, please contact:     Carla Angley (