Upstate Oasis Falls Prevention


Genoa teaches Tai Chi for Arthritis at Upstate Oasis.

“Tai Chi helps people develop body awareness, joint mobility and balance,” says Genoa Wilson

“It’s almost like learning a whole new language, with emphasis on mental focus and breathing. For good balance, you need to focus on building strength and flexibility in the ankles, feet and lower legs, and Tai Chi does this. One woman in my class told me, ‘It feels like my inner gyroscope is activated. I’ve regained my center.’”

Watch your step!

When Alice McHugh fell, breaking a bone in her foot, she was just going about her daily routine. She’s on the mend now, but more committed than ever to get back to teaching Oasis falls prevention classes.
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Better Balance Through Mind and Body

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Fitness classes

It’s important to remember that physical activity of all kinds will help you prevent your chances of falling because you are strengthening your core and the rest of your body. Find a fitness class that you enjoy and make it part of your routine. Keep moving with confidence.

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Improving Your Balance Skills with Exercise

The exercises will take place in both the chair position and standing position. Concentration will be on range of motion, stretching, and developing a stronger core.

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