Senior Citizens, Inc. is adding tai chi classes at SCI’s Liberty County Neighborhood Center.
Open to the first 25 participants 60 and older, the class is being funded by a grant from the Thanks Mom and Dad Fund that SCI received earlier this year.
The area non-profit helps senior citizens.
There is no charge for the classes, but donations are appreciated. The classes will be taught by Sheela Eichhorn, who has 25 years of experience and owner of Hinesville Day Spa. Participants need to contact the center to register.
SCI President Patti Lyons said, “It is our goal in continuing to expand the activities at the neighborhood centers to attract more people with diverse backgrounds and interests. Tai chi is a great way to improve your overall health, which is critical for successful aging.”
Eichhorn, who says she uses the exercise herself, said she is looking forward to the classes.
“Tia chi is moving meditation,” she said. “It helps with balance and grounding which is great for anyone, but particularly for seniors. It strengthens core muscles, helping to prevent falls.”
Thanks, Mom and Dad Fund President, Maureen Kelly said fund focuses on filling service gaps for seniors, aiming to improve the lives of older adults and caregivers. SCI received one of 56 grants, made in partnership with the Georgia Department of Human Services, to improve local senior centers.
The 45-minute classes begin this week at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the center, 800 Tupelo Trail, Hinesville. For information and to register, call center Director Chrislene Nelson-Taylor at 912-877-0056.