Enjoy our beautiful sunsets while improving your balance.
Free classes improve balance, increase strength & flexibility
It’s the new year! Let’s improve our balance together and kick off a year of wellness by enrolling in one of five free senior Tai Chi classes starting in January or February.
Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance is a 12-week program offered by Oxnard RSVP focusing on improved mobility and balance among older adults. Classes are free, designed for those age 50 and older, and taught by certified senior volunteers. The evidence-based program consists of a simplified eight-form routine of Yang-style Tai Chi. Intended for beginners who can walk easily with or without assistive devices, it teaches participants balance skills and good body alignment by using coordinated and flowing movements. Studies have shown the classes reduce repeated falls by 55% among those who attend at least 75% of a session.
New classes are offered at the following locations:
- The Bonaventure, 10949 Telegraph Road, T/Th late mornings
- Coastal Communities Cancer Center 2900 Loma Vista Road, #105, T/Th mornings
- Emerging Spirits Center, 4601 Telephone Road, #113, T/Th mornings
- Our Lady of the Assumption, 3175 Telegraph Road, M/W mornings
- Ventura Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura Avenue, T/Th afternoons
New participants are accepted only until the third class of each session, and pre-registration is required. Call 805-385-8019 to learn more or to register.
For those interested in being trained to teach classes, new volunteer instructors will be held in mid- 2020. You must be 55 and older to volunteer. Training is free and new volunteers are asked to commit to teaching at least two full sessions following certification.
RSVP is a volunteer recruitment and placement program, helping people 55 and older find volunteer positions that match their interests, talent and available time. The Oxnard RSVP has almost 575 members and is sponsored by the City of Oxnard. To learn more about being an RSVP member or to discuss other volunteer opportunities, call 805-385-8023.