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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Turn the Beat Around: OHAI Tai Chi-athon 2021

The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative will host its third annual Tai Chi A-Thon event on September 24, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at locations across the state.  OHAI’s Northwest Center of Healthy Aging will be hosting their Tai Chi A-Thon this year from the First Presbyterian Church at 502 W. Maine Avenue in Enid. 

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, and 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 free and a Tai Chi A-Thon t-shirt will be available to purchase prior the event.  T-shirts will not be sold on the day of the event. 

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

Devon Murray
Devon Murrayhttp://www.ohai.org
Devon Murray is the Education Director with the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI). OHAI is a sponsored program of the Section of Geriatric Medicine within the College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. OHAI office in Enid provide community education to older adults, caregivers and healthcare providers across 16 counties in Northwestern Oklahoma.

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