Tentatively scheduled for Spring 2019.  We will contact you in the event of a cancellation for the current class or when the next class is scheduled.


Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library 
1500 Canton Rd.
Akron, OH 44312

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Tai chi: Moving for Better Balance
Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library

What is Tai chi: Moving for Better Balance?

Tai chi: Moving for Better Balance is an evidence-based program proven to help older adults to improve their balance, reduce the likelihood of falling, and improve fitness.  Research has shown that people who complete the program are half as likely to fall and are less fearful about falling!

What will you learn?

  • Balance skills
  • Good body alignment
  • Coordinated movements in a circular and flowing motion

Should I attend?

  • The program is inteded for community-dwelling older adults aged 60 and older who can walk easily with or without assistive devices. 

What health benefits will I see ?

  • Improved physical health that leads to better functioning in daily activities
  • Improved balance, muscle strength, flexibility and mobility
  • Better mental health such as increased self-esteem and less social isolation

Who teaches Tai chi: Moving for Better Balance?

An instructor who:

  • Is familiar with Yang-style Tai chi
  • Is motivated and passionate
  • Has experience teaching older adults

Thank you for your interest in Tai chi: Moving for Better Balance.  The current class from September 7, 2018 through March 15th, 2019 is full.  Please click below to add your name to the first come, first serve wait list for the next class tentatively scheduled for spring 2019.

Should an cancellation occur for the September 2018 class, you will be notified on a first come, first serve basis and given the option to join the class.  Otherwise, you will be contacted when the spring date has been booked.

Classes are held for 1-hour, once a week, for 24 weeks
Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library
1500 Canton Rd.
Akron, OH  44312


Questions?  Please contact Lori Smith, Training Coordinator, at
(330) 899-5255 or lsmith@dhad.org.