This is the third year that the CHSP (Commonwealth Home Support Program) has run a Tai Chi program.
Tai Chi is a form of gentle exercise that is described as meditation in motion. Having originated from China as a form of martial arts, Tai Chi has long been popular among individuals in order to keep fit and prevent disease.
Vivien, Susan and John demonstrated the basic movements for everyone to follow. They went on to demonstrate some martial arts movements and proper breathing techniques.
Ten participants were present at this first session, a good number considering the gloomy weather outside. Overall the class was very successful, both the men and women were keen to learn and participate.
After class, the seniors continued the mindful health theme by sharing a balanced, low calorie, nutritious lunch.
Valued members of the CHSP (Commonwealth Home Support Program) celebrated Eid together by sharing lunch at the Pakistani restaurant Best Zaika (located in the Brickworks Marketplace, Torrensville).
Almost 30 senior members attended, which exceeded expectations.
Community Development Officer June welcomed everyone with a short speech, thanking them for attending and letting everyone know about some very exciting activities coming up.
Everyone was so pleased with the day, the feedback was that the buffet food was amazing, the ambience was great and the members thoroughly enjoyed catching up with good company.
Thanks must go to the restaurant owner Ijaz, who was very kind and hands-on in assisting and serving our group throughout lunch.