Project seeking participants for online exercise classes.

Categories: Press Releases

Type: Press Release

Date Published: 12/01/2021

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.  


Please view the video from the Principal Investigator of this study.

  • Classes start: middle of February, 2022
  • Classes meet online (via Zoom): Mondays & Wednesdays for 60 minutes each
  • Class times (Pacific Standard Time): 9:30 -10:30 am, or 11:00 am -12:00 am (Note: these are Pacific Times)
  • Classes run for: 24 weeks

Participants will be randomly assigned to one of the three exercise programs for the entire 24-week class period:

  • Conventional Tai Ji Quan
  • Mindful stretching exercises
  • Complementary Tai Ji Quan.

Please note that program assignment will dictate class meeting time. 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 via Zoom. The process to determine if you qualify takes several steps, so please contact us at your earliest convenience if you are interested in learning more.

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!

Research staff of the Exercise & Healthy Aging group