People With Parkinson’s Invited to special Tai Chi Class
ABERDEEN (Sept. 19, 2013) - “Tai Chi for Parkinson’s” is being offered for a special five-week session Oct. 7 – Nov. 6 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday mornings in Aberdeen at Avera St. Luke’s Therapy Center’s Women and Peds Gym, 805 First Ave. SE.
Vicki Holley, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer who has taught Tai Chi in Aberdeen for 13 years, will lead the classes. People with Parkinson’s disease are invited to come to one class with no obligation and then decide if “Tai Chi for Parkinson’s” is right for them. Cost for the five-week session, offered by Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, is $50. Contact Holley at 605-622-5979 to register or for more information.
Tai Chi has been shown to improve balance and prevent falls among people with Parkinson’s disease. Studies suggest Tai Chi can be used as an “add-on” to current physical therapies and medications to ease some of the key problems faced by people with Parkinson’s.