Tai Ji Quan Recruitment


- 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 (www.ori.org) is conducting a study to evaluate the effects of three different types of exercise on functional health outcomes (e.g., balance, cognition, incidence of falls, and flexibility). The program will be delivered online via Zoom across the country and is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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


Classes start: November 2023 on Mondays and Wednesdays

Classes meet online: Two times per week for 60 minutes each


Class times: Your class time will be randomly determined by computer-generated assignment

  • 9:00–10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard/Daylight time
  • 10:15–11:15 a.m. Pacific Standard/Daylight time
  • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard/Daylight time
  • Duration: 24 weeks (ending approximately in May 2024)

Classes: You will be randomly assigned to one of the programs below for the entire 24 weeks:

  • Conventional Tai Ji Quan exercise
  • Mindful stretching exercise
  • Mindful Tai Ji Quan exercise. 

Free functional health assessments will be completed online via Zoom during the study.

If you are interested in being a participant, or just want to know more about this project, please contact us at:
541-434-1548 or (toll free) 855-434-1548
or email healthyaging@ori.org

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 please share this letter with them. Thank you for your support. We look forward to hearing from you.

Stay active, well, and healthy. 


Fuzhong Li, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

Research Staff of the Exercise & Healthy Aging team

Oregon Research Institute, 3800 Sports Way, Springfield, OR 97477