Somerset County Authorities: Somerset County Senior Wellness Middle At Basking Ridge Provides Free Out of doors Tai Chi Courses

07.06.2021 1.30 p.m.

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Take part in Somerset County’s Senior Wellness Center’s “Tai Chi for Health,” a free program designed to help residents age 60 and older reduce stress and achieve better balance. The 16-week outdoor program takes place every Wednesday from July 14th to Oct. 27, of 10 to 11 clock, at the Somerset County Senior Wellness Center in Basking Ridge, 202 Mount Airy Road, Basking Ridge. The class size is limited and registration is possible until. required July 9th. There is a suggested donation of $ 32 that is non-refundable.

Exercises in “Tai Chi for Health” are ideal for older adults and no previous knowledge is required. In this program, participants practice Tai Chi, a gentle exercise that consists of a series of very slow and controlled movements combined with Sun Tai Chi that emphasizes health and balance through breathing and posture. Participants move with both sides of their body and do a variety of combinations of movements to improve mobility. The aim is to help older people improve their balance, strength and flexibility. It will also help participants relieve stress, support their ability to relax, and strengthen the body’s immune system.

Registration
To register or for more information, contact the Office on Aging & Disability Services, Health Promotion Specialist, Al Offredo at 908-203-6101 or email offredo@co.somerset.nj.us. Registration can be sent back to participants when the class is full.

donate
The Tai Chi for Health is a program made possible by the Older Americans Act (OAA). Programs and services offered by the Office on Aging & Disability Services through the OAA rely on donations to continue providing programs to older adults. Donations help reduce the potential for residents to be placed on waiting lists and provide funds to expand the programs. Donations received at registration do not count as fees and are non-refundable.

Elderly Americans Act
The Older Americans Act (OAA) approves a wide range of service programs through a national network of 56 state aging agencies, 618 area aging agencies, nearly 20,000 service providers, 281 tribal organizations, and 1 indigenous Hawaiian organization representing 400 tribes. The OAA also includes community service employment for older, low-income Americans, education, research, and demonstration activities on aging, and activities to protect the rights of the elderly at risk.

Office for the elderly and the disabled
The Office on Aging and Disability Services connects seniors, their carers, and adults with disabilities with the programs and services they need to stay independent and active in their community.

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