Tai Chi Flash Mob Planned

A Tai Chi flash mob is planned to captivate and astound members and guests of Parrish Health & Fitness Center at 9 a.m. both Monday and Tuesday, September 17 and 18. Unbeknownst to most of the members participants will begin the demonstration at the east end of the main hallway. As they make their way to the center’s front door they will slowly move through the first eight Tai Chi forms.  

The wellness-based center, located at 2210 Cheney Highway, Titusville, hopes to promote this alternative form of exercise in recognition of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, which will be observed on September 22. National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is observed the first day of Fall to promote and increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls among older adults.  

Why Tai Chi?
This gentle form of physical activity is ideal for our aging population, who are at the greatest risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries due to falls. Tai Chi improves movement sense, postural control, balance, walking ability and coordination; and it enhances ones ability to participate in functional tasks such as reaching and sitting. Overall, the practice of Tai Chi reduces the fear of falling and incidence of falls.  

Nearly 18 percent of Florida residents are 65 years of age or older. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among Florida’s senior population and result in significant physical, personal, social and economic burden.   Parrish Health & Fitness Center holds six weekly Tai Chi classes, ranging from beginner to advanced level. In agreement with the National Council on Aging, the center aims to promote and increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls among older adults.  
Back

Parrish Healthbridge: Healthcare Simplified

For education, breaking news or a message from your physician, HealthBridge will get it to you quickly.

  • Healthy Living

    4 Lifestyle Tips for People with Dia...

    1. Take care of your feet.Foot problems such as calluses are more common and develop more quickly in people who have type 2 diabetes. With d...

  • Healthy Living

    Going Through the Motions

    Joints and muscles endure a lifetime of bending, twisting and rotating. They’re like any hardware ¬– they get worn with use. Without your jo...

  • Healthy Living

    The Aging Mind

    When to be concerned about cognitive declineA minister admonished one of his elderly church members. “Florence, at your age you should start...

  • Healthy Living

    It’s Back-to-School Time. Learn to H...

    The new school year is quickly approaching. Ready for a little math? Did you know…A helmet reduces the risk of head injury by up to 86 perce...

  • Healthy Living

    Sweet Dreams

    Getting good rest is not a luxury—it’s essential to your health. If you have trouble sleeping, know that help is nearBy Kristina Weaver, Par...

  • Healthy Living

    What Are YOUR Wishes

    Did you know that only 29 percent of people have living wills, many of which are out of date or locked away where no one can get to them?It...

  • Healthy Living

    Summer Tomato and White Bean Salad

    This quick dish tastes great and keeps wellFiber-rich white beans are swapped in for mozzarella in this colorful summer side salad featuring...

  • Healthy Living

    What Are You Doing About Emergency P...

    During an emergency, it’s hard to think straight. That’s why it’s important to plan for emergencies before they happen. What steps are you t...

  • Healthy Living

    Change of Heart

    After struggling with cardiovascular disease, Charlie Collins turned to Parrish Health & Fitness Center’s Cardiac Rehab ProgramBy Robin Leat...

Our Services

PMC helps our community stay healthy by living our vision of Healing Families—Healing Communities®

See Services

Classes & Events

Get healthy—and stay that way!—with dozens of classes, events and support groups to choose from every month.

See Calendar

Accomplishments

Parrish Medical Center is among the nation's best in clinical care, safety and patient experiences.

See Awards

Patient Stories

Need a little get-healthy inspiration? Read about how people just like you have transformed their lives.

See Stories

Web Nursery

Parents of babies born at PMC can choose to have a picture of their baby posted.

Find Pictures

Urgent Care Scheduling

Reserve a space at urgent care locations, as well as make an appointment at a physician's office.

Check In