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Brisbane Twentieth Anniversary Dinner 0

Brisbane Twentieth Anniversary Dinner

Members and special guests in Brisbane, Queensland (Australia), celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Brisbane branch at a dinner on March 10, 2016. We were pleased to be joined by special guests Mr. Duncan Pegg MP, member for Stretton and representing the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk; Councillor Vicki Howard from Central Ward of the City […]
Active Senior Makes the Most of Every Day in Stratford, Ontario 0

Active Senior Makes the Most of Every Day in Stratford, Ontario

The benefits of an active lifestyle are well documented in studies.  But for living proof look no further than Stratford’s Isabel Plant. A five-day-a-week regular at the city’s branch of Taoist Tai Chi the energetic and charming senior celebrated her 90th birthday with fellow participants at the Ontario Street facility this week. Along with Anneli […]
Dan Yu Challenge Comments From Canada’s Pacific Region 0

Dan Yu Challenge Comments From Canada’s Pacific Region

Participants from across Canada are taking part in a six-week national dan yu challenge.  One only challenges one’s self to do more dan yu’s, not others.  Donations are freely given to support fundraising for the International Center in Florida.  Better health for the individual and for the organization is the best reward.  Here are some comments from participants in Canada’s Pacific […]
Osteoporosis – an Artist’s Story 1

Osteoporosis – an Artist’s Story

In November 2014 I accepted an invitation from the International Directors for an extended stay in Orangeville. The hardest bit was leaving my family for 9 weeks; they are grownups and live independent lives but it was still difficult and I missed the regular contact. We hadn’t been separated for that length of time before; […]
Staying alive… 0

Staying alive…

While many of us are working hard to improve our health, Bob, a participant from Colchester in Great Britain, is just focussing on staying alive. Here is his story: 2 years ago I broke my arm and had to do everything with my left hand. The doctor told me the cause of the break was […]
Taoist Tai Chi helps with “very grim” Parkinson’s challenge 0

Taoist Tai Chi helps with “very grim” Parkinson’s challenge

Simple activities like putting on a coat were becoming a challenge for Assunta Scaini as she struggled with the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease such as constant tremors, stiffness, fatigue, poor balance and frequent falls. Assunta started practicing Taoist Tai Chi in Toronto 30 years ago. Within just a few weeks she started to feel good again […]
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