Oklahoma Health Aging Initiative (OHAI) will host its fourth annual Statewide Tai Chi-A-Thon on Friday, September 26, as part of National Falls Prevention Week.
Tai Chi is a series of gentle physical exercises and stretches. Generally safe for all ages and fitness levels, Tai Chi can help older adults reduce their risk of falling, while also increasing balance and flexibility. Health benefits include reduced blood pressure, better sleep, improved muscular strength and enhanced mental well-being. It does not matter how strong, flexible or active you are – Tai Chi is designed for people of all ages and levels of health.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at four locations across the state — Catoosa, Durant, Enid and Norman. It is open to participants 18 years and older, at no cost. To register and find the event location near you, visit www.ohai.org. On-site registration will also be available at the event, but those who pre-register by August 19, will have the opportunity to purchase an event t-shirt.
For additional questions or accommodations, contact OHAI at [email protected] or by phone at (855) 227-5928.
OHAI is a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Section of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and is supported in part by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. OHAI is committed to enhancing the health and quality of life of older Oklahomans and their caregivers through community classes, workshops and professional trainings. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. www.ou.edu/eoo