Moving for Better Balance

Approximately 1 in 3 of all adults over the age of 65 will fall at least once a year. Half of those people who do fall consequently experience a serious setback in their quality of life. In this Falls Prevention class we focus on the principles and movements of Tai Chi to help older adults improve their balance and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities. ​

The program is designed to meet the specific needs of older adults. All exercises can be modified to accommodate individuals in various health conditions, and all exercises can be done in a seated position. You will learn graceful, slow and fluid movements proven to help prevent falls. In fact, those who complete this evidence based program are proven to reduce their risk of falls by up to 55%.

Benefits and Goals
  • Improve balance and physical performance.
  • Improve social and mental well-being. 
  • Improve confidence in conducting daily activities.
  • Reduce the risk of falling and sustaining fall injuries.
  • Maintain independence and improve quality of life.
  • Decrease blood pressure.
  • Improve sleep quality.
  • Improve cardiovascular and respiratory function.
Program overview
  • Be willing to engage in a 12-week falls prevention program.
  • Consult your primary care physician before joining the program. 
  • Have a strong personal desire and commitment to participate in the program.
2020 Class Schedule
January 28 - April 16 Tuesday & Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 5 - July 23 Tuesday & Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
September 15 - December 3 Tuesday & Thursday  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Classes are held at the West Family YMCA  

Cost:
Members $30
Non-Members $60

 

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We are now offering a Moving For Better Balance Intro Class!

This is a free practice class for returning participants and an introduction for those who are interested in learning more. 

This class will only be offered on the following dates at the West Family Y at no charge:

Tuesday 12/3/19 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 12/10/19 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 1/7/20 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Tuesday 1/14/20 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

 

For more information, please contact:

Scott Tota

607-772-0560