Healthy Acadia Offers Free “Tai Chi for Health” Series
September 9, 2016

Brooksville. Healthy Acadia will offer a “Tai Chi for Health” class series beginning October 7, 2016 in partnership with Healthy Peninsula and the Brooksville Community Center. The classes will meet on Mondays and Fridays from 10:00am to 11:00am at the Brooksville Community Center, 1 Black Bear Road in Brooksville.

“Tai Chi for Health” offers participants an opportunity to learn how to improve their strength and balance and reduce their fear and risk of falling. The course teaches exercises that promote movement control through the integration of mind and body. “Tai Chi for Health” is an evidenced-based program that, when practiced regularly, helps increase flexibility, muscle strength and coordination, thus reducing the risk and fear of falling. In addition, practicing “Tai Chi for Health” increases confidence, further promoting health and wellbeing.

This free course is supported by a Thriving in Place (TiP) grant, awarded to Healthy Peninsula in partnership with ten local community health organizations, by the Maine Health Access Foundation. “We are thrilled to be able to offer these free classes in partnership with Healthy Peninsula and the Brooksville Community Center,” stated Nina Zeldin with Healthy Acadia, who facilitates the tai chi sessions.

To enroll in this class series, or for more information about “Tai Chi for Health,” contact Nina Zeldin at 667-7171, or nina@healthyacadia.org.