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Free 6 – Week Session: Tai Chi for Fall Prevention (New Session Added)

Free 6 – Week Session: Tai Chi for Fall Prevention (for those 60 and Older)
Sponsored by the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging

****Second Session Opened***
Tai Chi Vermont Certified Instructor ~ Andrea Malinowski
Date: Thursdays, September 7 – October 12, 2017
Time: 10:00-10:45 a.m. (FULL)
11:00-11$5p.m. (OPEN)

Location: Optionz Health & Fitness
The Vermont Mill
160 Benmont Avenue
South Wing, 4th Floor (elevator access)
Bennington, VT 05021

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art which is a gentle form of mindful, relaxing exercise and stretching involving movements performed in a slow, focused manner. Studies have shown Tai Chi as being one of the most effective approaches for preventing falls in the older population through improving balance, confidence and muscular strength. There is no experience necessary for this beginner-level class. Standing and seated options available. Wear sturdy shoes, such as sneakers, and bring water. Questions may be directed to Andrea of Optionz Health & Fitness at or 802-379-5468.

SVCOA in the Manchester Town Office


A representative from the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) will be available the first Wednesday of each month from July – October 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Manchester Town Office. Appointments will be held in the Betty Tobin Conference Room in 30-minute blocks.  If you are an older adult and have questions or need help filling out applications for 3SquareVT, Fuel Assistance, Medicare, Long Term Medicaid, or seeking options for long-term care, please call Heather Baker at (802) 786-5990 or the Senior Help Line 1-800-642-5119 to schedule a time. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred.
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Senior Helpline 1.800.642.5119