Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance (Registration open)

The Ascension Parish Library will team up with the Capital Area Agency on Aging and Our Lady of the Lake Ascension to present Tai Ji Quan:  Moving for Better BalanceÔ workshops in Gonzales on Mondays and Fridays from August 12, 2019 through February 14, 2020 from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® (TJQMBB) is an evidence-based fall prevention program for community-dwelling older adults (60+ years of age). The program consists of an 8-form core routine with built-in exercise variations and a subroutine of integrated therapeutic movements. Chair-supported progressions, from completely seated, through sit-and-stand, to chair-assisted, are also included. Overall, the program protocol offers an integrated training experience in motor-sensory-cognitive systems and postural control, with the ultimate goal of improving performance of daily functional tasks and reducing incidence of falls among older adults.

For best results, participants should plan to attend at least 75% of the classes. Registration is required, and class size is limited. To register or request more information, please call Our Lady of the Lake Ascension Community Education at 621-2906.  No prior experience necessary.