Bingo as we know it today is a form of lottery and is a direct descendant of Lo Giuoco del Lotto d’Italia. Tai chi is a Chinese martial art. So why is not on the activity calender?

I recently attended a lecture where the Geriatrician spoke about falls.  The methods for preventing falls and improving stability.  He talked about the benefits of Tai chi.  I have heard this from several different health care professionals over the past year.  All the research, even the Mayo Clinic research shows this to be a effective exercise for stress reduction.   So why do we still play Bingo in nursing homes?  Ok, we know many people love Bingo!  Why do we not have a Tai chi day on the activity board?  I even saw a news program on our local station about sleep disorders and aging.  The good news Tai chi helps with that too!  So is this form of exercise not the bomb!  I have yet to find Tai chi on the activity calendar of any of my local nursing homes, even after the local news program!  I understand it is not expensive to begin a Tai chi program.  Talk about a perfect activity.  Sign me up! Place me in the research study.  I need stress relief, sleep and stability!

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