– Improve your health –

– Receive free functional health assessments –

– Participate in clinical research optimizing health and mobility –

Home-based exercise programs, which offer great flexibility and autonomy, are an increasingly important option for staying physically and mentally active, safe, and healthy. The Exercise & Healthy Aging research team at Oregon Research Institute is conducting nationwide studies to evaluate the effects of different types of exercise (including tai chi) on functional health outcomes (e.g., balance, memory, incidence of falls, and flexibility).

The classes will be delivered online via Zoom and the research is funded by the National Institutes of Health ( Identifiers: NCT05725668, NCT05822466).

If you are 65+ and concerned about changes in your balance, mobility and memory we would like to invite you to partner with us as a participant in our research. 

We currently have multiple studies for which we have rolling enrollment. We would be happy to speak with you about our programs over the phone. Generally speaking, the exercise classes meet online via Zoom, two times per week for 60 minutes each. Each class will last 24 weeks. Qualified individuals will be randomly assigned to one of the exercise classes which may include tai chi and stretching exercises.

If you are interested in being a participant, or just want to know more about our projects,
please contact us at: 541-434-1548 or (toll free) 855-434-1548
or e-mail us at

The process to determine if you qualify takes several steps, so please contact us at your earliest convenience with any questions. Also, if you know anyone over 65 who may be interested in participating please share this letter with them. Thank you for your support and we look forward to hearing from you.

Stay active, well, and healthy.


Research Staff of the Exercise & Healthy Aging team

Oregon Research Institute, 3800 Sports Way

Springfield, OR 97477