Rutland Regional Medical Center is offering a four-week series, Tai Chi for Beginners, starting on Wednesday, May 6 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Rutland Regional Medical Center in the CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center on 160 Allen Street. Additional classes will be held May 13, 20 and 27. The classes, presented by Laurie Knauer, certified in Dr. Lam Tai Chi, are beginner level classes, ideal for anyone looking for a gentle form of exercise and recommended for people with arthritis, diabetes, stress and a variety of other health conditions.
Tai Chi, sometimes described as ‘meditation in motion’ promotes serenity through gentle movements, by connecting the mind and body. Tai Chi is considered generally safe for all ages and levels of fitness. Medical studies confirm that Tai Chi can help relieve pain, reduce falls by increasing balance and flexibility and promotes overall relaxation and wellness.
Classes are FREE but pre-registration is required. To register for this program or for more information, please visit www.RRMC.org or call 802.772.2400. Classes are a part of Rutland Regional’s Community Education outreach and are designed to help individuals lead a healthier life.
About Rutland Regional Medical Center
Established in 1896, Rutland Regional is the second largest hospital in Vermont and is a not–for–profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals.
Rutland Regional’s commitment to quality patient care has been recognized locally and nationally by becoming the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures and was honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group an independent industry watchdog, in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.