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The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) enhances health and quality of life for older Oklahomans. Because health is multi-faceted, OHAI uses a three-prong approach to improve the wellness of seniors: 1) Increase access to and quality of interdisciplinary geriatric healthcare 2) Provide excellence in health education to healthcare professionals, students of the healthcare and social service disciplines, older adults and their families, and the community at large, and lastly 3) Optimize health and aging policy. OHAI created a statewide senior health network by establishing Centers of Healthy Aging in five regions across the state. Centers provide both clinical care and health education throughout their respective regions.

Centers of Healthy Aging.  Located in five regions across the state, the centers work in collaboration with local service clinics, while providing health education throughout their respective regions. Each center offers educational programs geared towards seniors, caregivers and those providing healthcare services to seniors. Programs include topics ranging from healthy aging to assisting individuals living with chronic diseases. In addition to our regular programming, education specialists are available to present on a wide range of topics in your communities. We are advocates and partners for your well-being.

Tai Chi-A-Thon 2020

Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 |

 

 

OHAI will host their second annual Statewide Tai Chi-A-Thon fundraiser on Saturday, April 25th on World Tai Chi Day.  This event will be held from 9:00 am to 12:00 p.m. at five locations across the state (Oklahoma City, Durant, Enid, Catoosa, and Lawton). Registration is $40 and includes a free event t-shirt for those registered by April 3rd

Tai Chi is a series of gentle physical exercises and stretches.  Generally safe for all ages and fitness levels, Tai Chi can help older adults reduce their risk of falling, while also increasing balance and flexibility.  Health benefits include reduced blood pressure, better sleep, improved muscular strength, and enhanced mental well-being.  It does not matter how strong, flexible or active you are – Tai Chi is designed for people of all ages and levels of health.

OHAI is committed to enhancing the health and quality of life of older Oklahomans and their caregivers through community classes, workshops and professional trainings. Proceeds of the Tai Chi-A-Thon will help OHAI continue to reach all 77 counties across Oklahoma with health education classes and resources.

The event is open to participants 18 years and older. Register Here. On-site registration will be available at the event.  

For additional questions, please contact the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative at ohai@ouhsc.edu or by phone at 855-227-5928.

OHAI is a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Section of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and is supported by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.


 

 

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