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Wilmington – YMCA Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

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Date(s) - 09/13/2016 - 12/01/2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

New Hanover County Senior Resource Center


Event Phone:     910-769-6797

Dates and Times:     Begins September 13th, Tuesdays and Thursdays,  4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


The principles and movements of Tai Chi are used to help older adults increase their strength, improve their balance, and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities. The program protocol consists of a core 8-form routine and a subroutine of eight integrated therapeutic movements forms that have been derived from the traditional 24-form Yang-style of Tai Chi,  progressing from easy to more difficult which collectively involve a set of simple, rhythmic Tai Chi-based actions.

Training goals are to improve static and dynamic postural stability, mindful control of body positioning in space, functional walking activities, movement symmetry and coordination, and to increase range of motion around the ankle joints and build lower extremity strength. Chair-supported progressions, from completely seated, through sit-and-stand, to chair-assisted, are also included, with a variety of challenges, to meet the performance capabilities of the participants. Finally, home-based exercises are also included for additional out-of-class practice.

Contact:     Dalia Nir     910-769-6797     Email

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