Our guest speaker Laura Gonzalez Gamba presented to the group regarding her services and offered an hour-long mini class today for attending members including samples of tai chi and other techniques used address balance issues, mobility, diabetes, and other issues people face every day as we age.
Laura is a certified Master Senior Trainer with the University of Illinois Chicago's Diabetes Empowerment Education program (DEEP), a certified coach for Tai Ji Quan moving for better balance through the Oregon Research Institute, a certified lay leader for Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falling through Boston University and a certified Tai Chi for Arthritis instructor through the Tai Chi for Health Institute.
Laura offered free classes to GLVFA members in Feb 2023 and will offer a Tai Chi class in Mar-Apr 2023. He classes are invaluable to loosen up our joints, stretch out our unused muscles and also to gain a better mental state through the process of tai chi (breathing control).
Video of Jan 2023 Meeting - in 5 parts
Part 1: 14 min 31 sec in length
Part 2: 14 min 33 sec in length
Part 3: 14 min 46 sec in length
Part 4: 14 min 31 sec in length
Part 5: 1 min 21 sec in length