Try Tai Chi with the Oak Ridge Senior Center


The Oak Ridge Senior Center and the Tennessee branch of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA will hold an open house at the Civic Center on Monday, August 5, in advance of beginner Tai Chi classes starting at this location on Wednesday, August 7.

The class will meet in the Shep Lauter gym on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The August 5th open house is scheduled for the same time. A donation of $2 per class is suggested, but not required. New students, age 50 and older, can join at any time.

Program organizers say Tai Chi offers health benefits for all ages, but the practice often appeals to seniors looking for ways to improve strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance. The motions are also gentle and low impact, exercising the skeleton, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and all connective tissue, with very low risk of injury.

The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, a charitable organization, has been a part of the East Tennessee community for more than 30 years.

For questions about the Tai Chi class or other programs offered through the Oak Ridge Senior Center, please call (865) 425-3999.

About Oak Ridge Senior Center: Oak Ridge senior citizens have had a facility dedicated to their needs since 1977. The Senior Center is now temporarily located at 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike inside the Recreation Building of the Civic Center. You can learn more about them on Facebook, check out their website or give them a call for more information on programs offered by the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department.