Project seeking participants for online exercise classes.

Categories: Press Releases

Type: Press Release

Date Published: 08/22/2020

Exercise is essential for well-being during COVID-19 pandemic. The Exercise & Healthy Aging research team at Oregon Research Institute is currently conducting a clinical study supported by the National Institutes of Health to investigate the effects of THREE different types of exercise, delivered online with Zoom, on health-related outcomes among older adults.  

Classes start (in waves): August/September/October, 2020

Classes meet online: 2 times per week for 60 minutes each

Classes run for: 24 weeks

Participants will be randomly assigned to one of the three low-key exercise programs:


  • Conventional Tai Ji Quan
  • Stretching exercises
  • Complementary Tai Ji Quan.


During the study, the research team will evaluate your general health, memory and other cognitive abilities, physical activity, and mobility. All assessment will be completed online.

If you have concerns about your mobility, balance or cognitive abilities or just want to know more about this project, please contact us at:

541-434-1548 or

855-434-1548 (toll free).

We look forward to hearing from you.