Flow like a cloud 5: Tai Chi for people with learning disabilities


Tai Chi has great health benefits for everyone. From 6 September 2016 we are running a weekly Tai Chi session for people with learning disabilities at St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre to help people stay active.

  • Tuesdays 14.00-15.30
  • Term times only
  • St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre, St Joseph’s Grove, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4TY

To find out more about this group or to book a place, please visit their website: www.stjoseph.org.uk

Related projects

Flow like a clound 4: Tai Chi for people with learning disabilties

Flow like a clound 3: Tai Chi for people with learning disabilties

Flow like a clound 2: Tai Chi for people with learning disabilties

Tai Chi at Dementia Awareness Week: All Together Now

20160522 Image - DAW 16-22 May

Sunday 22 May, 12pm – 4pm

Walthamstow Town Square, E17 7JN

All Dao Lu students will meet at 13.00 in the Town Square for briefing and running a final order. We’ll need to report to the stage manager at 13.30. The Tai Chi demonstration will take place at 14.00-14.15 on the main stage.

Please wear Tai Chi uniform and/or Dao Lu T-shirt and black trousers. You must carry your Dao Lu licence in your weapon bag for security checks.

The finale of a week of events organised by LBWF to celebrate Dementia Awareness Week. We will be filling Walthamstow Town Square with music, dance, sing-a-longs and dressing up, all with a vintage flavour, for everyone to enjoy. The event is aimed at people of all ages. We will be bringing a number of older people, some of whom are living with dementia, to the event from residential homes around the borough using a vintage red routemaster bus! There will be a number of stalls, including a Dao Lu stall, giving out information and the town centre’s normal farmer’s market will be taking place until 2pm.
Click here for the event programme.

Related projects:

Standing like a tree 4: Tai Chi for older people at CREST day centres

Following a successful programme of delivering Tai Chi sessions across two CREST day centres in Waltham Forest in May-December 2015, Dao Lu has been commissioned to continue working with CREST in 2016 to deliver a round of 12 Tai Chi sessions to older people aged 70 to 100 years from February to June 2016.

The project is for older people using the day centre services provided by CREST. These people all have disabilities and/or dementia.

  • Tuesday 16th February, 15th March, 19th April, 17th May, and 21st June 2016
  • 14.00 – 15.00
  • Albany Court, 3 Albany Road, Leyton, London E10 7EU
  • Wednesday 13th April, 4th May and 8th June 2016
  • Friday 4th March, 8th April, 6th May and 3rd June 2016
  • 14.00 – 15.00
  • At Waltham Forest Resource Hub, 58 Hall Lane, Chingford Mount, London E4 8EU

Previous related projects:

Standing Like a Tree 3,

Standing Like a Tree 2

Lotus Tai Chi for Women


floating lotusDao Lu has again been awarded a grant by the Mayor of London FreeSport Summer 2015!

This project is free for women who may not be able to access mainstream physical activities for various reasons. We are working in partnership with LBWF and ESOL providers to pilot a Tai Chi programme for these women in a friendly environment with a female instructor.Mayor of London logo

Coca-Cola Parklives logo

  • Wednesdays 10.00 – 11.15
  • From 9th September to 28th October 2015
  • Total 8 sessions, FREE
  • At the Chingford Children’s Centre, Wyemead Building, 5 Oaks Grove, Chingford E4 6EY
  • To book, please use the contact form

Here is a PDF of the poster if you would like to print out a copy of the project.

 

 

Standing like a tree 3: Tai Chi for older people at CREST day centres

Following a successful pilot of delivering 6 Tai Chi sessions across two day centres in Waltham Forest in May-July 2015, Dao Lu has been commissioned to continue working with CREST to deliver a second round of 14 Tai Chi sessions to older people aged 70 to 100 years from August to December 2015.

The project is for older people using the day centre services provided by CREST. These people all have disabilities and/or dementia.

  • Tuesday 11th August, 15th September, 13th October, 17th November and 1st December
  • 14.15 – 15.15
  • Albany Court, 3 Albany Road, Leyton, London E10 7EU

  • Wednesday 9th September, 7th October, 4th November and 9th December
  • Friday 21st August, 18th September, 23rd October, 20th November and 11th December
  • 14.15 – 15.15
  • At Waltham Forest Resource Hub, 58 Hall Lane, Chingford Mount, London E4 8EU

Tai Chi and Dementia Awareness Week in Waltham Forest (17th – 23rd May 2015)

new_24_4_Dementia_Friends_CMYK_land850,000 people in the UK have a form of dementia. 2,055 people are currently living with dementia in Waltham Forest. These figures are set to increase significantly as the population ages.

In 2012 dementia was the leading cause of death for women over 80 and was the second leading cause of death for men in this age group. Deaths from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are increasing as people live longer, with women living longer than men.

At the centre of the Borough of Waltham Forest we are fortunate to have the tranquil and historic Lloyd Park which was extensively restored in 2012. During the week there will be a range of local activities and events for people with dementia and their carers in Lloyd Park and Gallery. These include walks, talks, exercise, Tai Chi, gardening and museum activities run by Lloyd Park Community Project, William Morris Gallery and Alzheimer’s Society Waltham Forest. Click here for the full programme.

Dao Lu is very proud to be involved in supporting this initiative. Here is a list of Tai Chi activities run by Dao Lu in the programme:

Sunday 17 May 10 – 11am

Senior Tai Chi Corner and Tai Chi demonstration
Lloyd Park Bowls Community Pavilion
Free Tai Chi sessions for ages 50+. Develop balance, reduce your risk of falling, improve your well-being and meet new people. All abilities welcome.
Open to all: people with Dementia and Carers welcome.

 

Monday 18 May 13.00 – 14.00

Tai Chi Taster, free refreshments
Aveling Centre Community Room
Try out some Tai Chi for free; develop balance, reduce your risk of falling,
improve your well-being and meet new people.
Special Activity for people with Dementia and Carers only. All abilities and
limited mobility welcome.

Friday 22 May 10:00 – 11:00

Women’s Tai Chi Corner and demonstration
Lloyd Park, Aveling Centre Community Room
A short demonstration of Tai Chi followed by a welcoming, women-only class.
Gentle movements to improve your health and calm your mind.
Open to all: people with Dementia and Carers welcome.

Flow like a cloud 4: Tai Chi for young adults with learning disabilities and support workers

Dao Lu has been awarded a grant from the Mayor of London FreeSport Winter-Spring programme 2015 for Londoners! Ours is one of many sporting activities funded by the Mayor of London that are available to Londoners of all ages over the winter-spring 2015.

Mayor of London logoCoca-Cola Parklives logoWe’ll run a 10-week Tai Chi project for young adults aged 18 to 25 with learning disabilities and support workers. This project is free for the young people and their support workers in City of Westminster and we are working in partnership with Pursuing Independent Paths (PIP), an organisation supporting adults with learning disabilities to achieve their potential.

  • Tuesdays 9.30 – 11.00 am
  • 27th January – 31st March 2015
  • Total 9 sessions over 10 weeks, no session on 17th February (half term)
  • FREE for young adults aged 18 to 25 with learning disabilities and their support workers who are using PIP services
  • In the open studio at PIP office, 4E Shirland Mews, London W9 3DY

Please note this project is for young adults with learning disabilities who are currently using PIP services or who are referred to PIP by other organisations working with people with learning disabilities. To book, please contact Camilla at PIP on 020 8960 4004 or
 

Here is a PDF poster Final poster with all logos – Tai Chi for people with LD at PIP if you would like a print copy of the project.

Over the summer 2014, we also ran a Mayor of London FreeSport summer programme, Standing Like a Tree: Tai Chi for older people at Morley Centre. You can read more here.

 

Disabled People and Day Centre Provision – Newham

hi_big_e_lrg_pinkAs part of Big Lottery Funded Ultimate Wellbeing programme, we will be delivering a 10-week Tai Chi Flow project for people with visual impairments and family carers in Newham.

  • Thursdays 10.30 – 12.00 am
  • 22nd January – 26 March 2015 (10 sessions)
  • At the Community Resource Centre, 200 Chargeable Lane, Newham, London E13 8DW

This project is for people with visual impairments living in Newham. To book a place, please contact Newham support service team on 020 3373 7459, or Email:

You can download a poster Tai Chi Flow for people with visual impairments in Newham.