Nuture your independence with Tai Chi


Kim Kubsch

More than one in three persons over the age of 65 falls each year, often at home. Once a fall occurs, you are three to four times more likely to fall again within six months. Up to 80% of these falls occur in the bathroom.

Interesting that during our youth, we have a quest to be “independent.” And during our vintage years of 65+, we cherish our independence and want to continue living in our own home as long as safely possible. As we move into our 60s or 70s, we realize that loss of muscle strength diminishes, as does overall energy.

What are you doing to strengthen your muscles and enhance energy? Strengthen your muscles at my year-round tai chi-qigong classes for mature adults to contribute to your independence today and every day! My Sun Lakes easy and gentle tai chi-qigong classes are indoor activities that include continually flowing movements. These movements increase muscle strength, improve balance and relax the mind and body while using slow, deep breaths. The movements are modified for your comfort and safety, and chairs are provided to either stand behind to help keep the leg lifted or stay seated and enjoy the meditative movements and music.

Easy & Gentle Tai Chi is held at Sun Lakes Country Club Mirror Room, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd, Sun Lakes.

Thursdays, Mixed Level – 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. *New attendees are welcome anytime! Open to the public! *NO class July 12, September 6, October 4, November 22.

$5 per class – drop-in anytime. All ages and abilities can enjoy the practice seated or standing. Parking is available on west side of country club for direct access into Mirror Room.

Renaissance Luxury Retirement Living, Sun Lakes (*residents only)

Tuesdays, Beginner – 9:15 to 10:10 a.m. *9504 – Assisted Living Building

Tuesdays, Beginner – 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. *9508 – Independent Building

Kim Kubsch is a Certified Practitioner of the American Tai Chi-Qigong Association and the National Qigong Association. She is also certified to teach PWR! Moves for Parkinson’s and Chair Chi. Each week, she teaches easy and gentle Tai Chi-Qigong group classes to hundreds of mature adults at senior independent and assisted living communities, cancer support centers, churches, as well as to hospice patients. In addition, she teaches private classes in the various settings and provides an introductory practice at business and social meetings throughout the Phoenix area.