Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative will host its second annual Statewide Tai Chi-A-Thon fundraiser on World Tai Chi Day, Saturday, April 25th, at five locations across the state — Oklahoma City, Durant, Enid, Catoosa and Lawton.
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 a person is, Tai Chi is designed for all ages and levels of health.
OHAI is committed to enhancing the health and quality of life of older Oklahomans and their caregivers through community classes, workshops and professional trainings. Proceeds of the Tai Chi-A-Thon will help OHAI continue to reach all 77 counties across Oklahoma with health education classes and resources.
The Tai Chi-A-Thon is open to participants 18 years and older. It will be held from 9:00 a.m. to Noon in each city. Registration is $40 and includes a free event t-shirt for those registered by April 3rd.
To register and find the event location near you, go to www.ohai.org. On-site registration will be available at the event. For more information, please contact the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative at ohai@ouhsc.edu 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 by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.