People think of aging as a time of diminishing capabilities. While certainly we may not be able to excel at the same activities at 70 that we did at 30, Tai Chi is a safe practice for people of any age and physical condition.
Tai Chi is a movement therapy. It’s a gentle practice that integrates mind, body, and spirit. It focuses on slow and methodical movement to improve flexibility, balance, and overall health. Because it builds strength, flexibility and endurance, one can just keep getting better at it, and do it well into older years.
The overall health benefits of activities that help seniors improve flexibility, balance, and well-being, and provide opportunities to meet new friends is widely accepted. Which is why Senior Neighbors, with financial support of the Kent County Senior Millage, is able to offer Tai Chi and other classes at varied locations throughout Kent County. The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids is pleased to offer space for friends and neighbors to participate in affordable and accessible Tai Chi classes.
Beginning Monday, April 10, 2017, Senior Neighbors is offering Tai Chi for Arthritis classes at Aquinata Hall.
- Beginner Classes Mondays/Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 pm
- Advanced Classes Mondays/Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 pm
Classes meet two times per week, but you can drop in anytime. If you are able, make a $3 donation for each class. Contact: 616.233.0283 if you have more questions.