Discover How to Find a Happy Balance and Reduce the Risk of Falls
Register for Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance, at the Warrenbrook Senior Center
WARREN – Somerset County Freeholder Shanel Y. Robinson invites residents who are age 60 and above to enroll in Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance. This 24-week exercise workshop can help improve one’s balance and decrease the risk of falls. The deadline to register is Wednesday, July 31.
The workshop will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., beginning Aug. 5 to Feb. 27, at the Warrenbrook Senior Center located at 500 Warrenville Road. There is a suggested donation of $90. No prior experience is needed for this workshop.
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance is a research-based exercise program that has been proven to promote better balance while also improving one’s emotional wellbeing. This is a gentle exercise program, similar to tai chi that uses movements to help improve mobility, and decrease the risk of falls through special exercises. This program is for all participants including those who require assistance with walking, such as the use of a cane.
Participants will learn eight techniques that will help improve their balance, and 11 mini-therapeutic movements to help them learn how to control their body movements so they can better perform daily tasks.
For more information, or to preregister call Caitlin Witucki, M.S., at the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services at 908-704-6346.
Warrenbrook Senior Center is operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services. The multi-purpose facility offers a variety of activities including evidence-based exercise and wellness classes and other educational programs, health screenings and a social setting that embrace cultural diversity.
Somerset County-operated senior centers offer a wide range of experiences for active older adults in a social and uplifting atmosphere intended to positively impact the overall health of seniors. Members can participate in a variety of programs and activities.
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