I am most appreciative of how Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance has helped in my gardening, which has been one of my main activities in retirement. The forms, exercises and movements I have learned in class have greatly improved my balance and stability in bending, carrying, reaching, planting, weeding, stooping, pruning and clearing. I also more easily retain my equilibrium in places of my yard where I have had trouble maintaining my balance in the past. Although I do other exercises on my own and have attended other types of fitness classes, the TJQ course has been the most effective in enabling me to maintain my desired activity level at 77 years of age without fear of falling or injury.
The instructor “has kept us engaged long enough to feel, experience a real difference in our confidence with movement. This class has literally made a difference in how we support each other.”
~ Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance Participants
“I was walking with a friend yesterday in a heavily rooted area and I was able to right myself quickly while she almost fell. I told her about the Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance program at our senior center and that she needed to call to sign up for the class immediately to help with her balance!”
~ Barbara B.
The welcome and outreach from the MSC to LGBT people has been wonderful. I have learned many new things, made new friends, and have a greater understanding of what the area senior centers offer in services and support.
~ MSC Participant
The “Live Well” workshops are not only informative and useful, but also enjoyable. I look forward to every session.
~ Elise F.
This workshop taught my husband and me how to live a healthy life with a chronic illness by overcoming the physical, mental and emotional problems caused by the conditions.
~ Alice Y.
I learned about new ways to exercise to improve flexibility, strength and balance, and keep sugar level under control.
~ Margaret O.
I have better control over many aspects of my life. I feel more empowered to choose to act rather than just react.
~ Alvin A.
I learned the benefits of positive thinking, healthy eating and exercise.
~ Dorothy P.
I’ve enjoyed learning how to set realistic goals and felt good about achieving many of them!