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Jeffrey Wheat

Emeritus (for age 55+)


Jeffrey arrived in California in 1986, after working as a cancer researcher at the University of Chicago, among other positions. He had interviewed with the San Diego Community College District, and had a choice between teaching physical science at Mesa College or older adult fitness for what was then the College of the Emeriti. Jeffrey opted for the older adult fitness program.

Jeffrey is fond of saying that older-adult learners have taught him more than he has taught them. The Tai Chi program he has implemented has helped not only his students with various heart diseases, but the focus, discipline and philosophy of the Chinese form seems to benefit nearly all of his students immediately.

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