Tai chi, the Chinese method of slow, fluid movements, has been called the perfect exercise for older adults. It can improve your balance and coordination, keep you flexible, improve your mood, and ease the symptoms of chronic conditions like arthritis and Parkinson’s Disease.
Want to see what tai chi can do for you? A new course for beginners will start on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Westminster Institute on Route 5 in Westminster. The course is hosted by Westminster Cares and will be taught by Ben Daviss, a senior instructor with the New Hampshire-based, nonprofit Oriental Healing Arts Association.
The group will meet weekly for an hour. The cost is $5 for each session you attend but the introductory class on Oct. 8 is free. You don’t need to make a long-term commitment.
If enough people are interested, we also may offer a course in seated tai chi or a late-day or early-evening class.
To learn more or to register, contact Donna Dawson, director of Westminster Cares, at 802-722-3607 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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