Tai-Chi in the Park for Falls prevention event scheduled for Greenville area

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Eastern NC Falls Prevention Coalition is hosting its first ever Tai-Chi in the Park for Falls prevention event in the Greenville area.

It’s happening September 23rd from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Alice F. Keene Park (behind the building). That’s off County Home Road, adjacent to the Council on Aging facility.

Wednesday’s event celebrates National Falls Prevention Awareness Day and will offer free demonstrations and participation in Tai Chi, free advice from falls prevention experts, educational materials related to preventing falls, as well as free giveaways.

Tai-Chi for Arthritis created by Dr. Paul Lam uses gentle movement patterns to aid in the decrease of falls and increase in muscular strength, balance, coordination, and body control. The essential principles include mind integrated with the body, fluidity of the movements, control of breathing, and mental concentration.

Participants can pre-register in person or by phone at the Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation Center or by calling (252) 902-1975.

NOTE:  In the event of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.

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