Health and Fitness

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention 

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention has been recognized by many national organizations including the Arthritis Foundation and the Administration for Community Living as safe and effective. Slow, controlled movements build muscle strength, improve balance, gently free up stiff joints, and relieve stress. All movements are done in an upright standing position, or may be done seated by those unable to stand. The physical exertion level of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention is similar to that of walking.

 

  • Ongoing beginning July 19, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. -1:45 p.m. - Summit Square - Waynesboro, VA - Call Linda Revis at 540.255.8356 for more information.

 

  • Tuesdays, March 7, 2023 - April 25, 2023, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Waynesboro Public Library Children's Activity Room, Waynesboro, VA - Register here or call 540.942.1838, ext.110

 

Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance (MOB) addresses the fear of falling that many older adults experience. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. This program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.

 

  • Tuesdays, Jan. 31, 2023-March 21, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - VMRC, HarrisonburgCall 540-574-3850 to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tai Chi for Memory

Tai Chi for Memory can improve brain health through slow, simple exercises that can be done either standing or sitting.  Offered to both members of a care partnership in which one member is living with memory issues, this mind-body program engages care partners for a quality time together.  

Classes forming now.   Add your name to a pre-registration list by emailing Joyce Nussbaum at joyce@vpas.info

 

Interested in additional programs at the VPAS Cafes? Click here to find out more!