Become a Tai Chi For Health Leader

Tai Chi volunteers in Temora and Ariah Park (L-R) Janette Smith, Monica Reid and Barbara Weise.

Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) is looking for new volunteers to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis in its rural communities.

Volunteers will learn Tai Chi for Arthritis with master trainers from Dr Paul Lam’s Tai Chi Institute.

Tai chi is an internal Chinese martial art and is practiced for its many health benefits, including lowering rates of stress and anxiety, reducing inflammation and improved heart health.

The program aims to increase opportunities for people aged over 50 living in rural communities to access activity to improve muscle strength, flexibility, balance and fitness.

Active Ageing Program Leader Carly Barnes said: “Tai Chi is a proven way to improve strength and balance, which is particularly important for older adults to maintain independence. With the new volunteer leaders, we will be able to deliver more classes to benefit older adults across our District.”

MLHD supports more than 90 volunteers to deliver active ageing programs each week, allowing over 1400 individuals to access low cost activities in their own communities.

Volunteers will receive support after the training to set up a class in their community.

A training course will be held in Narrandera on the 7th and 8th of September.

For more information and to get a copy of the registration form, please contact Barbara Manwaring on 02 6382 8746 or

Registrations close on Monday 6 August 2018.

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