Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention classes to be offered in Lansing by Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A) is offering Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention classes starting January 8. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise program that promotes strength, flexibility and balance. This is a low-impact, relaxing form of exercise that is ideal for older individuals.

Tai Chi focuses on the mental and spiritual aspects of Chinese martial arts integrated into movement. Individuals will learn warm-up, cool down and 12 introductory forms. Modifications can be made for those who need to remain seated for all or most of the class.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention will be held at Meehan Memorial Lansing Library, located at 515 Main Street, Lansing, starting January 8. Classes will be held each Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3 p.m.

Preregistration is required by calling Patty Scholtes at 563-379-9737 by January 2. Space is limited. Classes are offered on a contribution basis for those aged 60 and over. For participants under age 60 there will be a small charge.

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging serves 18 counties in northeast Iowa and is one of six Area Agencies on Aging in Iowa. With a mission of empowering older individuals to age with dignity and independence, NEI3A strives to improve the lives of older Iowans, their caregivers and their communities by providing  information, services and supports to enable aging at home. For more information visit www.nei3a.org.
 

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