Public Health

Posted on: April 17, 2017

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance Classes Starting Soon in Northfield

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance Classes Starting Soon in Northfield

Sign-up deadline May 5th


Rice County Public Health and Northfield Retirement Community are teaming up to offer Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance in Northfield for interested community members. This evidence based program is best suited for community-dwelling older adults and people with a history of falls, balance disorders, leg muscle weakness, abnormal gait, or walking difficulty. The twelve week workshop series is designed to improve development of functional balance.

Tai Ji Quan is a group based exercise class designed to help older adults improve balance and reduce the likelihood of falling through the use of slow coordinated movements. Participants will enhance balance skills, body alignment, muscle strength, flexibility and mobility.

Participants meet for 1 hour twice a week for 12 weeks. Classes begin Tuesday, May 9th and will be held May 9th – August 3rd (no class week of July 3rd) from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Northfield Retirement Community in Fountain Fitness Center, 910 Cannon Valley Drive, Northfield.

These classes are FREE and open to the public, but pre-registration is required by Friday, May 5th.  Please call Amy Belcher at (507) 664-7346 or WellConnect at (507) 251-3835 to register. You may also register online at

Classes are held in partnership with Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging.


Josh Ramaker, Rice County Public Health SHIP Coordinator, (507) 332-5911

Deb Purfeerst, Rice County Public Health Director, (507) 332-6111

Sara Folsted, Rice County Administrator, (507) 332-6121

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