If you are a fan of tai chi and would like to share your enthusiasm with others, consider becoming a volunteer tai chi instructor.

Care Connection for Aging Services is recruiting participants who are interested in becoming volunteer instructors for Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention.

The agency, which operates senior centers in 13 West Central Missouri counties, would provide the instructor training with Master Trainer Linda Ebeling on March 11 and 12, in Chillicothe.

Basic knowledge of tai chi is recommended.

Tai Chi has been proven to improve balance, increase leg strength, improve mobility, increase flexibility, improve psychological health, improve posture and reduce fear of falling. Other benefits include relieving pain and stiffness, improving concentration, relieving stress, improving heart and lung function, and integrating mind and body.
If you have experience with this exercise and would like to become an instructor, call Samantha Schnell at 1-800-748-7826 for more information. The deadline for registering for instructor training is Feb. 17.

Care Connection for Aging Services, a non-profit area agency on aging serving West Central Missouri and headquartered in Warrensburg, operates 22 senior centers in 13 counties -- including Bates, Benton, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Henry, Hickory, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Saline, St. Clair and Vernon. Its mission is to provide resources and services that empower people to create healthy aging experiences. For more information, call 1-800-748-7826 or email us at information@goaging.org.

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