Healthy Aging Series

Healthy Aging Series: “Tai Chi: An Ancient Chinese Secret for Optimal Aging and Well-Being”

March 1 - 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, 333 W. Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
Cost: Free


Kristi Hallisy ’84

About the talk

Mobility, strength, and balance — both mental and physical — are essential for optimal aging and well-being. See why tai chi, an ancient Chinese martial art based on balancing the mind and body to create a sense of peace and harmony, can naturally inspire a long life. Kristi Hallisy’s lecture will appraise the numerous evidenced-based health and wellness benefits of tai chi for the aging population.

About the speaker

Hallisy earned her bachelor’s degree from UW–Madison and her master’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She went on to join the UW–Madison physical therapy program and later obtained her doctorate from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Holding numerous certifications, Hallisy is a certified exercise expert for aging adults and a certified instructor in tai chi fundamentals. She currently practices at the UW’s University Health Services but has also served in multiple UW Health orthopedics clinics during her career. She is the director of mentoring for the UW Health and Meriter UnityPoint orthopedics residency program and is an active leader in the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration by February 28 is strongly recommended! 

Free parking is available in the ramp across the street from the building’s main entrance. You will need to pull a parking ticket and take it to the lecture, where Capitol Lakes staff will validate it for you before you leave.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Wallace ’05 at or 608-308-5528.

Brought to you by WAA and the Capitol Lakes Retirement Community.

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