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Tai Chi for Arthritis/Fall Prevention
Age Well and the Vergennes Recreation Department will offer Sun Style Tai Chi Classes in Vergennes starting January 11th. Called Fall Prevention, these classes are based on Dr. Paul Lam’s “Tai Chi for Arthritis”, an evidence-based program to relieve pain and improve health. It consists of slow continuous whole-body movements strung together in a sequence. In this program all high-risk movements have been removed and replaced with ones that are more effective for health. Some of the proven benefits are improved balance and decreased risk of falls, easing pain and stiffness, improved sleep and overall wellness. Tai Chi is also a mind body exercise which improves serenity and relaxation of the mind, thus reducing pain and stress. All classes are will be held via zoom. Please email Beverly Blaekeney at Beverlyblakeney@gmail.com for a link. Instructors are certified to teach in Sun 73.
Sun Style 73 - Long form: Tuesday from 11:00 am-12:00pm. January 11th – April 26th. This is a continuation of the Sun 73 class offered in the Fall 2021. New comers are welcome if they are familiar with the first half of the form and they have taken Beginner Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Parts 1,2, &3 or permission of instructor. Instructor: Beverly Blakeney at Beverlyblakeney@gmail.com
All Classes are sponsored by Age Well and Co-sponsored by the Vergennes Recreation Department and are free of charge to people aged 55 or older. Donations to Age Well, St. Peter’s Parish Hall Maintenance Fund or the Vergennes Recreation Department are always welcome!