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MOB – A Matter of Balance

This interactive workshop is designed for seniors who are able to problem solve and are concerned about falling, have fallen in the past, or have restricted their activities because of concerns about falling. 


Topics covered include:

  • Evaluate thoughts about falling
  • Improve balance
  • Develop a personal exercise plan to increase strength, balance and flexibility.
  • Correct fall-ty habits
  • Conduct a safety check for the home
  • Exercises to improve promote flexibility
  • Manage the symptoms of depression
  • Reduce fall risk factors

For a program overview see our MOB Brochure


Watch a short video A Matter of Balance Class


Go4Life Exercises — Building Strength


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TAI CHI – Moving for Better Balance

This group program focuses on improving functional abilities, such as balance and physical function, to reduce fall-related risks and frequency, reduce stress, promote serenity through gentle movements — connecting the mind and body. Tai Chi may be done sitting down and is adaptable for those with special needs including people in wheelchairs.


These interventions will include warm-up sessions, deep breathing exercises, and 8 forms designed to improve the overall physical condition and regain the body’s center of balance. Tai chi is a graceful form of exercise that's now used for fall prevention, stress reduction and to help with a variety of other health conditions.

- For a program overview see our Tai Chi Brochure

- Watch a Video for a class setting demonstration

- Watch a video Tai Chi - Moving for Better Balance with Suman - Lesson 1&2

- Watch a video "Chair Tai Chi"


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TAI CHI for Arthritis - Dr. Paul Lamm

Tai Chi for Arthritis is a class suitable for adults with or without arthritis, rheumatic diseases or related musculoskeletal conditions.

It is appropriate for people with mild to severe joint and back pain. Participants who are at higher risk of falling will greatly benefit from this class. This class is an excellent introduction to Tai Chi, as it is based on the Sun Style of traditional Tai Chi.


This class will train participants to practice by themselves at home, as part of their therapy and healthy improvement program. Full benefits can be achieved by practicing a half hour a day, at least four days per week.

Participants are strongly encouraged to stay within their comfort zone.

· Tai Chi can build strength                  

· Tai Chi promotes socialization        

· Tai Chi is done at your own pace

· Tai Chi can be done sitting down     

Participants are required to commit to attend a minimum of 12 hours of Tai Chi lessons spread over 6 weeks

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Anyone Can Learn Tai Chi (video)


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TAI JI QUAN – Moving for Better Balance

This program consists of an 8-form routine with built-in exercise variations and a subroutine of Mini Therapeutic Movements®, to include ankle joint movements,eye and head coordination, sit-to-stand exercise, single leg standing and stepping exercises. This approach is an enhancement of traditional Tai Ji Quan.


Training goals are to improve static and dynamic postural stability, mindful control of body positioning in space, functional walking activities, movement symmetry and coordination, and to increase range of motion around the ankle joints and build lower extremity strength.

Program Essentials

  • Duration: 60 minutes per session
  • Frequency: 2 times per week
  • Length: 12 weeks
  • Class size: 10-15
  • Class lessons: easy to follow

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For more information please contact Maureen McCarthy by phone 561-684-5885 or email



***Safeguard your home against falls! See our "Fall Prevention Checklist" to learn how!***


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