No way, not my Mother!!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Partners ~ 678.462.1191 Georgia Broker 175548

No way, not my Mother!!

My Mother had five kids.  As I was growing up, the only form of exercise that she knew was keeping up with us.

If there was any structured form of exercise that she started on her own, she would lose interest in it a couple of days later.  My Mother was also a chain smoker since college and didn't really watch her diet.  Dad passed away very suddenly from a brain tumor when my Mother was just 45 with five young kids.  Looking back now, I believe she was probably suffering from depression.  She spent a lot of time sleeping and watching TV.  

After a couple of serious falls, we had to put my Mother in a Nursing Home.  One of the activities offered in this new Nursing Home was Tai Chi for Seniors.  I'm not sure what motivated her to attend a Tai Chi class for Seniors, but I was very surprised to hear the good news. 

Tai Chi is the perfect exercise for Seniors.  The list of benefits for Senior is long; improved blood circulation, increased brain capacity, helps with arthritis, improves balance, and encourage the  overall sense of well-being.   All this without is done without high impact or a lot of strenuous activity. 

My Mother at 84 now brags about her muscle strength.  Prior to Tai Chi, she couldn't pick up a friend's daughter.  Now, thanks to her commitment to her Tai Chi, she has the capability of picking her up. 

I have also seen an improvement in her attitude when I call her.  She appears more postive and happy about life. 

Who knew growing up that my Mother would be into the Martial Arts as a Senior?  Look out Jackie Chan!


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Laura Andersen, REALTOR®, Associate Broker / Keller Williams Realty Partners





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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Laura,  That is great, sometimes it just takes being around others that are doing things like this.  

Mar 19, 2014 04:10 AM #1
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Laura:  This is wonderful news!  Not only is your mom exercising, but it sounds like she's fully enveloped herself in the life she leads at the nursing home.  That's a positive attitude to emulate!


Mar 19, 2014 06:52 AM #2
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I LOVE it - my 86 year old mom also does Tai Chi - it's a wonderful form of exercise - and perfect for Seniors. I know when our parents are doing well with their aging - it helps us too. Good news for all, Laura.

Mar 19, 2014 07:26 AM #3
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


It's a whole new world for seniors . . . . you mother is making it happen.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 19, 2014 07:46 AM #4
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
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Laura:  What a great story!  I have my SRES (Senior Specialist) real estate designation and have been to many rest homes over the years.   So many have lots of places to sit down and not one exercise area where this type of activity can be done.  Exercise is the fountain of youth, and this is proof.   So happy for your mom!

Mar 19, 2014 11:08 PM #5
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