Moving for Better Balance

A TAI CHI BASED FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM

Approximately 1/3 of all adults over 65 years of age fall at least once in a year. Half of those people who do fall consequently experience a serious setback of their quality of life. As lifespans continue to increase, the ability to maintain health, mobility and independence for as long as possible only becomes more important. Ys can help older adults in their communities by helping prevent falls.

Moving for Better Balance is a fall prevention program that uses the principles and movements of Tai Chi in helping older adults improve their balance and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities.

PARTICIPANTS IN MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

  • Improve their balance
  • Increase their self-confidence
  • Gain a sense of achievement
  • Improve their well-being

If you are having trouble with your balance, are concerned about falling and are 65 years of age or older you are eligible to attend this free 12 week program. Taught by a YMCA Certified Instructor, you will learn low impact postures and movements along with stretching and breathing exercises. Improve your mobility and feel more confident in doing everyday activities.

To register for Moving for Better Balance, visit your local YMCA or call 855.2YMCALI.