Hearing Loss Association to Host Free Tai Chi Demonstration July 11
2013-06-25 · By Editor
Vivian Chikasawa-Beckker, OTR/L, VA Hospital Long Beach will give a Tai Chi demonstration for Hearing Loss Association of America Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the Weingart Center.
Ms. Chikasawa-Beckker is an occupational therapist with the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Healthcare System for more than ten years to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. She has taught a Tai Chi class to her patients for the last five years.
There are many reasons for introducing the practice of Tai Chi to Veterans: addressing the need for relaxation, finding new ways to move joints through range of motion, and stimulating the vestibular system for balance.
Ms. Chikasawa-Beckker will speak briefly about her patients and then explain the practice of Tai Chi followed by a demonstration of the form itself. Tai Chi is an activity that can be done standing as well as sitting in a chair.
The Tai Chi demonstration for Hearing Loss Association of America Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter is Thursday, July 11 at the Weingart Center., 5220 Oliva Ave., Lakewood, CA 90712 beginning at 6:30 p.m. sharp.
No reservations are necessary and admission is free. All meetings are Captioned with CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation). For more information, please call 562-438-0597 or visit www.hlalongbeachlakewood.org. Light refreshments are served.
Hearing Loss Association, Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter is a support group offering education on coping skills and resources to people with hearing loss to help survive in a hearing world. HLAA meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue, Lakewood, CA.