Press Release Care Connection

New Tai Chi course offered on Zoom

A new afternoon course of Tai Chi for Arthritis will begin at 5 p.m. Nov. 3 on Zoom, courtesy of the Learning Connection.

Care Connection for Aging Services began the online Learning Connection to offer older adults opportunities to participate in programs from the safety and comfort of their living rooms.

The new session of Tai Chi is meant for beginners and will take participants through all the motions in a slow, methodical manner.

Stacey Gilkeson, one of the certified Tai Chi instructors for Care Connection, said she noticed a marked improvement in her balance after about four months of twice weekly classes of Tai Chi online.

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese meditation exercise that features slow, precise movements. The class has proven to improve balance, mobility, strength and flexibility. It’s known to decrease pain and help prevent falls.

Registration is required by calling 1-800-748-782 or email