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Health & Wellness

Tai Chi is a slow moving meditative exercise that combines stress reduction with movement to improve health. Tai Chi for Arthritis is an evidence-based program developed for people with arthritis and older adults with balance problems. Tai Chi is known to increase strength and flexibility, decrease pain in joints, reduce high blood pressure and improve balance. Classes are offered at various locations across the county throughout the year. Call Office for the Aging at 607-547-4232 to register or inquire about upcoming classes.

Senior Swim is offered at the Oneonta YMCA to allow participants to work with water weights, swim or simply enjoy the therapeutic water.  Senior Swim is open to members and non-members.

Osteo-prevention Exercise Program is an evidence-based, moderate intensity, progressive exercise strength training program designed especially for mid-life and older adults, and includes strength and balance training to improve muscle strength, dynamic balance and flexibility. Site locations and volunteer contacts are listed below.