Tai Chi is popular across Australia and around the world as a regular exercise to
promote independent living and to prevent falls.
The Southern NSW Local Health District Population Health Team has coordinated the
Physical Activity Leader Network for 12 years and is looking to attract an additional 20
volunteer leaders. This move will further enhance the program and ensure classes are
running in communities where there are limited options for older people to participate
in falls-safe activities.
Tai Chi leaders say the experience of volunteering in the program is a rewarding one
and encourage more people to do the same in their communities.
There is also plenty of support offered by the Population Health team in the way of
further training and administration support. Fellow leaders offer peer support and
mentoring to ensure new leaders feel comfortable before taking on a class.
Training for new leaders will be held over two and a half days from the 29 to 31 May
2020 in Batemans Bay, at a subsidised cost of $50. This covers the course, accommodation, meals and program resources. Registrations for new leaders close 3
For more information on becoming a leader in your community and to be part of this
exciting program, please contact Pramesh Ghimire, Health Promotion Officer on (02)
6150 7546 or email Pramesh.Ghimire@health.nsw.gov.au.