Care Connection for Aging Services is recruiting participants who are interested in becoming volunteer instructors, of Tai Chi, for Arthritis and Fall Prevention.

The agency, which operates senior centers in 13 West Central Missouri counties, including Pettis and Johnson Counties, would provide the instructor training with Master Trainer, Linda Ebeling, on March 11 and 12, in Chillicothe.

Basic knowledge of Tai Chi is recommended.

According to a press release from Care Connection, Tai Chi has been proven to improve balance, increase leg strength, improve mobility, increase flexibility, improve psychological health, improve posture and reduce fear of falling. Other benefits include relieving pain and stiffness, improving concentration, relieving stress, improving heart and lung function, and integrating mind and body.

If you have experience with Tai Chi, and would like to become an instructor, call Samantha Schnell at 1-800-748-7826 for more information. The deadline for registering for instructor training is February 17, 2017.

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