In the United States, falls related injuries are a major public health concern for individuals over 65 as well as those living with chronic conditions such as heart disease. Falls are NOT a normal part of aging, and you CAN reduce your risk of a fall! Move for Better Balance is a “fall-prevention program” that uses the principles and movements of Tai Chi in helping adults improve and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities.
The program works to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility to enhance overall physical health, which leads to better functioning in daily activities. Participation in the program may also result in better mental health, reduced stress, improved memory and cognition, and increased self-esteem.
In addition to the program’s physical benefits, the safe, supportive group setting provides an opportunity for participants to enjoy learning with like-minded adults and find relief from the isolation that can sometimes come from living with limited mobility.
Led by Mary Charlton, certified Tai Ji Quan: Move for Better Balance instructor.
This program is made possible through a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. This grant is made possible, in part, through the Ann T. D’Addario Family Foundation Fund, John A. Barr Jr. Fund, and the Jean and Biff Shaw Fund.