White Salmon, Wash. – Skyline Hospital is offering Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance classes in its Community Education and Wellness Center beginning November 6. This class will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., November through May. The cost for the class is $150.
Moving for Better Balance is an evidence-based, falls-prevention program that uses the principles and movement of Tai Chi to help older adults improve balance and increase confidence for everyday activities.
The program, led by Skyline Physical Therapist Assistant Ericka Sullivan, focuses on improving functional ability to reduce fall-related risks and frequency. The 12-week, 24-session-program builds on traditional Tai Chi by transforming the movements into therapeutic training for balance and integrating the movements into daily functions.
Tai Chi is designed for people with all degrees of health. A participant’s level of strength, flexibility or activity is not a concern. To ensure safety, participants should not require more assistance than an occasional use of a cane.
For more information or to register, call 509-493-5119.