Town of Smithtown Senior Center to Offer a Free Trial Tai Chi Class to Senior Center Members New to the Session
Smithtown Senior Citizens curious about the many benefits of Tai Chi can take advantage of a free class this Friday, February 17th. Starting this Friday, from 2PM to 3PM, residents who have yet to sign up for the Tai Chi course (eight classes) at the Senior Center can take this class for free. Residents can sign up for the full session, which takes place every Friday at 2PM, through April 7th, for $25, a $5 savings.
“I don’t know anywhere else where you can take a Tai Chi class, or any health related service, for approximately three dollars a class. This is a great offer to take advantage of, and comes with the added benefit of improving health, cognitive functions and overall well being. Our Senior Citizens Department team goes out of their way to offer amenities like this, which enrich and benefit the lives of our residents over the age of 60. With Spring around the corner, I can’t think of a better way to spend a Friday afternoon.” - Supervisor Ed Wehrheim
The Smithtown Senior Citizens Department is offering one free Tai Chi class, with a reduced price of $25 for the remainder of the session. The normal price is $30 per eight class session. The Tai Chi Session starts this Friday, February 17th, from 2PM to 3PM. The Free class offer is open to new Tai Chi participants only. Residents looking to take advantage of the session discount must be registered members of the Senior Citizens Center. Smithtown residents over the age of 60 can join the Senior Citizens Center by filling out a simple application with proof of residency.
Benefits of Tai Chi may include:
- Improvement of cognitive function
- Relief of symptoms of anxiety and depression
- Improvement in strength and flexibility
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduction in resting heart rate
- Relief from arthritic pain
- Improvement in immune function and reduction of inflammation
- Increased bone density, helping to prevent fractures
- Improvement in balance, thus reducing falls
- Improvement in overall wellbeing
To learn more about events and programming at the Eugene Cannataro Senior Citizens Center, call (631) 360-7616 or visit the Town of Smithtown Website.
Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30AM to 4:00PM
Eugene Cannataro Senior Citizens Center is located at 420 Middle Country Road, Smithtown