Better health for older adults workshop, Tai Chi demonstration

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - State and local groups are encouraging older adults to help themselves to better health.

The ADRC of La Crosse County and Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging will host an event for older adults, encouraging them to participate in health promotion programs.

The event is Friday, May 17, at the La Crosse Wellness Center on Darling Court in La Crosse at 1 p.m. It will include a Help Yourself to Better Health Education Session and a Tai Chi Demonstration Class. 

The two speakers, Betsy Abramson, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging and Carissa Pagel-Smith, Director of the ADRC, will discuss:

  • How our own negative perceptions of growing older impact longevity
  • How loneliness and social isolation negatively affect our health and wellness
  • How big a role our own actions play in our health outcomes

In the 30-minute Tai Chi Demonstration Class, participants will learn some of the basics and see how the technique helps improve fitness, flexibility and balance.

The event will also showcase programs and initiatives in the La Crosse community that can help guide your to better health.

Community partners for the event include Gundersen Health System, La Crosse Area Family YMCA, and Inclusa.




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