Tai Chi at PMC
A small investment of your time could pay big dividends in terms of better balance and fall prevention.
Our 14-week series titled "Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance" is recommended for ages 60 and above. Classes are designed for adults who want to improve their balance and increase their flexibility in doing everyday activities.
Research has shown that people who complete the program are half as likely to fall and are less fearful about falling. The program is intended for adults aged 60 and older, and can be done sitting in a chair, standing behind a chair, or free standing. Participants can gain better balance, better body alignment, increased leg strength, improved mobility and more while learning eight sequential Tai Chi movements. Participants also report increased self-esteem and less social isolation. To receive the maximum health benefits from Tai Chi, participants are encouraged to practice Tai Chi approximately three hours each week.
This program was started as a gap in services that was identified in the community. According to the Tai Chi instructor, Kathy Mohlfeld, EdD, LCSW, "This is an evidence-based balance and gait training program of controlled movements for older adults and people with balance disorders." New classes are expected to start the Summer of 2020 and maintenance classes are being offered starting January 8th, 2020.
*You must complete a 14 week regular class before enrolling in the maintenance class
"Moving for Better Balance" maintenance class information:
Time & Days: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at Providence Wellness Center.
Instructor: Donna Martin
Member: 10-class Punch Card = $60
Member: 20-class Punch Card = $80
Non-Member: 10-class Punch Card = $100
Non-Member: 20-class Punch Card = $140
Register by calling Providence Wellness Center at (402) 375-7927.