Beginning October 19, University of Tennessee Extension Cheatham County will be offering an Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program at the South Cheatham Public Library.
The 8-week program is designed for people with arthritis to reduce pain and stiffness, help maintain or improve mobility, muscle strength, memory, and balance. Individuals of all ages and mobility levels can benefit from the low-impact course. Classes will be held every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. for one hour. The cost of the 8-week course is $48.00.
The South Cheatham Public Library is located at 358 N Main St, Kingston Springs, TN.
Arthritis affects 1.5 million Tennesseans and is the leading cause of disability in the United States. It is a chronic disease that targets the joints of the body. Common symptoms include joint pain, aching, stiffness and swelling. Though arthritis tends to be debilitating, it can be effectively managed through a variety of methods. There is growing evidence that low-impact, slow-motion exercise is an essential tool in relieving arthritic pain and fatigue.
For more information or to sign up for the program, please contact Aneta Eichler, UT Extension Agent II at 423-792-4420 or Janet Walker, Director at 615-952-475