Sunday 7 December, 3.30 – 4 pm, George Mason Lodge, Chelmsford Rd, London E11 1BS
As part of the Christmas celebration party for older people, staff and relatives at George Mason Lodge, we will bring a mini Tai Chi demonstration to the party for a festive touch! What a better way to help draw a close to our first care home Tai Chi project under Ultimate Wellbeing programme funded by Big Lottery Fund? Click here for more details on the project.
Are you ready for grading? Remember forms and payment must be received by Monday, 24th November. Full details of grading, including what you have to do for each sash are on the grading page. You can also download the form to print off at home. Grading is from 1 – 4pm at St. Gabs. Morning classes are as normal.
After nearly a year’s scoping work behind the scenes, Dao Lu has recently been awarded funding by the Big Lottery Fund to provide a new programme of physical activity and healthy living for the London boroughs of Waltham Forest and Newham. Our programme, Ultimate Wellbeing, will take a holistic approach and provide positive opportunities for a wide age range within the targeted communities.
Between October 2014 to August 2015, we will deliver five programmes targeting groups in a setting most convenient to them whenever possible:
Sessions for Older Persons
Exercises will focus on improving balance, movement and muscle strength; vital physical attributes for older people (75+) to maintain. You can read more information on Tai Chi for Older People at George Mason Lodge here.
Disabled People and Day Centre Provision
We will attend a day centre in Newham to deliver sessions for people with visual impairments. We will provide tailored sessions and additional support to ensure that all disabled people feel comfortable when participating.
You can read more information on the project here.
Female Only Sessions
We will deliver two women-only projects for different age groups, to ensure that females are not deterred from participating due to their low confidence engaging in physical activity around men as well as cultural differences that prohibit women from engaging in activities with men. Details can be found here.
We will deliver inter-generational sessions where older and young people will support each other during activities, providing opportunities for both to enhance social skills and to learn from each other. Please see the project details for Floating Lotus.
We will deliver two simultaneous sessions in local parks providing tai chi for parents and Kungfu for their children. This will provide an opportunity for the whole family to get active and support each other to maintain a healthy way of life. Please see the project details for the Ridgeway Park Family Sessions.
As part of Big Lottery Funded Ultimate Wellbeing programme, we will be delivering a programme of Tai Chi for Senior Asian Women (65+) living in the London Borough of Waltham Forest (dates chosen according to when they would normally meet).
Thursdays 13.30 – 15.00
27th November 2014
18th December 2014
29th January 2015
5th March 2015
At the Ferguson Centre, Low Hall Lane, London E17 8BY
As part of the Big Lottery Funded Ultimate Wellbeing programme, we are delivering a ten-week Tai Chi project for older people at George Mason Lodge this autumn.
Wednesdays, 10.45 – 11.45 am
1st October – 3rd December 2014
FREE 10 sessions for older people, family carers and staff who use and support George Mason Lodge services
At George Mason Lodge, Chelmsford Rd, London E11 1BS
Please note this project is for residents of the George Mason Lodge only.
At the end of the project, on Sunday 7 December 2014, at 3.30 – 4 pm, we staged a Tai Chi mini performance for the residents, their friends and families and staff as part of their Christmas celebration!
* The Dao Lu student fee of £25 per year offers numerous benefits including half price classes for all Dao Lu classes (e.g. £3 for Women’s Tai Chi Corner) and eligibility for grading. The cost for those who have not paid the annual student fee is £6 per session.
Following two successful rounds of Tai Chi training programmes for people with learning disabilities since January 2014, Dao Lu has been commissioned to deliver a new round of Tai Chi training for people with learning disabilities and their support workers until March 2015.
This Tai Chi project for people with learning disabilities and support workers was nominated
under Inclusive Sports category (physical activities for disabled people) at the Waltham
Forest Sports Award 2014!
Wednesdays 10.30 – 11.45 am, 1st October – 17th December 2014 (12 sessions)
Wednesdays 10.30 – 11.45am, 7th January – 26th March 2015 (12 Sessions)
At Sidmouth House, 25 Sidmouth Road, Leyton E10 5QZ
We also had some older people from Morley Centre to join in the Tai Chi training at Sidmouth House, following a Mayor of London Free Sport Tai Chi programme at Morley Centre over the summer 2014. You can read about the Morley Centre Tai Chi project here. It’s great to see partner organisations sharing resources and providing more Tai Chi training for people using the services!