Dear Tai Chi-Qigong & Culinary Friends,

July 4th is Independence Day
More than one in three persons over the age of 65, falls each year, often at home. Up to 80% of these falls occur in the bathroom. During our youth, we have a quest to be “independent.” And during our vintage years of 65+, we cherish our independence and want to stay living in our own home as long as possible. There is no free ride to the latter form of independence. We begin to realize that loss of muscle strength can diminish, as can overall energy.

My Sun Lakes easy and gentle tai chi-qigong classes are an indoor activity that focuses on continually flowing movements. These movements increase muscle strength, improve balance, and relax the mind and body while using slow, deep breaths. The movements are modified for individual comfort and safety. Chairs are provided to either stand behind to help keep the leg lifted or stay seated and enjoy the meditative movements.

Do you want to stand on one leg for 30 seconds, followed by the opposite leg for 30 seconds while doing gentle movements? Try one of my classes below to contribute to your independence today and every day!

Do you want to delay Brain Aging? MIND Diet Workshop on August 23
Do you want to keep your MIND strong through the years? Diet is a powerful environmental factor that affects our thinking abilities in youth and impacts whether we develop dementia as we age. Join five other participants on Wednesday, August 23 as I introduce you to the powerful role of diet on brain health. Learn about clean, MINDful and healthy nutrients for every meal, plus shopping lists for various stores. RSVP early to to be assured of your space and prepay $40 in advance. Time: 1:30-3:30pm and venue is my home in Sun Lakes.

Rock Steady Boxing – fighting back against Parkinson’s
Certified Boxing coach, Landon Vance, holds year-round classes in Mesa. Contact him at 480 926 3887 or

Schedule of Kim’s Weekly Easy & Gentle Tai Chi-QiGong Classes: click here anytime for my year-round class schedule.
Reminder: ALL venues and classes are fragrance-free. No equipment needed, just rubber-soled shoes and water.
* Easy & Gentle Tai Chi at Sun Lakes Country Club-Mirror Room 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd, Sun Lakes
Thursdays, Mixed Level 10:45-11:45am *New attendees are welcome anytime! Open to the public! ** NO class July 6 & 20
$5 per class. All ages and abilities can enjoy the practice seated or standing. Drop-in anytime. Parking is available on west side of country club for direct access into Mirror Room.
* Renaissance Luxury Retirement Living, Sun Lakes (*Residents only)
Tuesdays, Beginner 9:15-10:10am *9504 – Assisted Living Building
Tuesdays, Beginner 10:15-11:15am *9508 – Independent Building

* Arizona Priority Care – Senior Advantage Club, Casa Grande St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Community Ctr, 201 S. Picacho St, Casa Grande ** NO class July 17 & Labor Day, September 4
Mondays, Intermediate: 12-1:00pm *For those experienced in Tai Chi-Qigong
Mondays, Beginner: 1:15-2:15pm * New attendees are welcome anytime!
* Cancer Support Center, 1890 E. Florence Blvd Suite 3, Casa Grande
Mondays, Mixed Level: 10:30-11:30am ** NO class 3 & July 17 & Labor Day, September 4, 11
Open to the public. Donations appreciated. Space is very limited, reservations well in advance are required – call 520-426-7641.

* Arizona Priority Care (AZPC) Senior Advantage Club, Mesa ** Open to the public! ** NO class July 6 & 20, Septemeber 4, 11
Las Palmas Senior Community – Ballroom, 215 N. Power Rd., Mesa
Thursdays, Mixed Level: 1:30-2:30pm * Open to the public – area residents are welcome anytime!

* Private Tai Chi Instruction – Personalized for You
Schedule a private class in the comfort of your own home. Contact Kim via email or call 480 392 3436.
* 24/7 practice – Purchase one of my three DVD’s at any class or via For intermediate levels, Forever Young Tai Chi, for beginner levels, Hello Tai Chi, Goodbye Stress or Practice Easy Tai Chi–QiGong with Kim Kubsch and for everyone, my new DVD, Make Your Balance Great Again.

Kim’s Favorite Finds:
Kale Quinoa Cakes – find these 14 gluten-free, mini cakes at Costco in the freezer case for $14.99.
Organic living products from A to Z: or visit the store in Phoenix at 8342 N. 7th Street. – this website/app shows sun movement and sunlight phases during the given day at the given location anywhere in the world. You can see sun positions at sunrise, specified time and sunset. CAUTION: Extended time in the sun can cause dehydration!!!

Upcoming July Events:
July 4: Independence Day!
July 6, 10am: Fall Prevention Presentation, Sun Lakes Methodist Church
July 26-August 2: Sprouts quarterly 25% off all beauty care & supplements (no rainchecks, so shop early)
August 23, 1:30-3:30pm: MIND Nutrition Workshop to learn how to delay brain aging with the MIND food lifestyle. RSVP in advance: