Pasco/Pinellas/Hillsborough County, Florida – March 17, 2014) Medical Center of Trinity and CARES Health & Wellness announce they are presenting “Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance.” The free program consists of two one hour classes a week for 12 weeks. The classes will be conducted by CARES and held at the Medical Center of Trinity Conference Room C at 9 am every Monday and Wednesday beginning April 14 through July 2, 2014. For more information and to register call 727-834-5630.
This Tai Chi program represents the results from years of scientific research and study by the Oregon Research Institute. The program focuses on prevention of falls by regular practice, Tai Chi will improve one’s balance and reduce the likelihood of falling. There are eight single forms in the program, all of which are derived from the traditional, well-known, 24-Form Yang Style Tai Chi but tailored to community adults who wish to improve balance and mobility. All forms adhere to the fundamental principles of traditional Tai Chi and involve weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing stances, posturally correct body alignment, and multiple, coordinated movements executed in a continuous, circular, and flowing manner. Performance of the forms is closely synchronized with natural breathing, that is, each single movement coordinates with the inhale and exhale breathing cycle. The eight single forms are arranged in a sequential order, following a progression from easy to more difficult. Each of these forms can be performed and practiced repeatedly as a single movement or in combination as part of a routine.
The program is being coordinated by Pat Sovonick, PhD, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor), home care consultant, health and wellness coordinator for Community Aging & Retirement Services (CARES).
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This class will be taught by an instructor from CARES (Community Aging and Retirement Services, Inc.). CARES is a charitable, not for profit 501(c) (3) corporation that provides quality and caring services to meet the needs of older persons and their families in West Central Florida, helping to improve the quality of life and independence for seniors through health, social and support services. For more information, go to www.caresfl.org.
About Medical Center of Trinity
Medical Center of Trinity is a 236 bed, state-of-the-art, all-private room hospital strategically located in the tri-county area of Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. The facility is located at 9330 State Road 54, Trinity, FL 34655, near the intersection of State Road (SR) 54 and Little Road. Medical Center of Trinity clinical and acute-care programs include:
Medical Center of Trinity is an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center and is recognized among the nation’s top performers on four key quality measures – heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care by The Joint Commission— the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The Cancer Care program is an Accredited Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
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