BEGINNERS CLASS: TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS
Day: Every Tuesday
Time: 9:30 – 10:15 AM
Instructor: Helen Morin
Start the New Year with a new outlook and a new you! Tai for Arthritis beginners’ class, for all of you who have asked we will be starting a new class in January of 2016. Tai Chi for Arthritis is based on studies from the Arthritis Foundation that show people with Arthritis should only move their joints gently through the range of motion. Exercises should minimize stress on the joints, they should be performed with a slow steady rhythm, without bouncing. People with arthritis are encouraged to listen to their bodies and not overdo it. Sun style ( pronounced sung) is especially
appropriate for people with Arthritis because agile steps characterize it, whenever you step forward or backward you almost always follow through with the other foot. This forward and backward motion improves mobility, which is one of the most important objectives for helping people with arthritis. We also do Qigong movements , which help with breathing and relaxation. Qigong is
particularly effective for healing and repairing cartilage , inflamed joints and tendons. Sun style is a higher stance, making it easier for us , who are over the age of 45 , seeking the health benefits of Tai Chi. The study from the Arthritis Foundation found that people who performed Sun style Tai Chi three times a week for 90 days had a 30% increase in strength, a 30% increase in
flexibility and a 30% increase in fitness. I have personally found a profound decrease in arthritic knee pain for the past 12 years. So come join us for this new class and bring a friend.
LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP
Do you have vision loss of any kind? In general, our group meets on the second Thursday of the month at the Senior Center. The group will not be meeting in February
but will return in March. Please contact our coordinator, Agnes Sagerian at 508-393-8353 with any questions. We welcome you to join our group.
FREE HEALTH CLINIC
Tuesday, February 16 from 12:30 - 2:00pm at the Senior Center.
FREE HEARING CLINIC
Day: 2nd Friday
Date: February 12
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Peter Lee of Professional Hearing Healthcare Associates of Westborough will be at the Senior Center to provide free hearing screenings.
Please call 508-393-5035 to make your appointment.
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS
Tuesday,February 9 at 1:00 PM at the Northborough Housing Authority.
Tuesday, February 23 at 1:00 PM at the Senior Center.
BETTER BREATHERS CLUB
Day: 3rd Thursday of the month
Date: February 18
Time: 2:00 PM
Do you have a chronic lung disease such as asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis, or lung cancer? Then this group is for you! Join Cheryl Burgess, Respiratory Therapist
at Marlborough Hill Healthcare Center and Molly Coyne, LPN from Bouvier Pharmacy, at this new support group. You will learn breathing techniques, talk about medications,
tests, oxygen and nutrition, try some exercises, and much more. Please RSVP to the Senior Center, 508-393-5035 for attendance. Learn More, Breath Better!
DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP
Until we find a new leader, this group will not meet. Please look at future newsletters for an update.