Central Region Succeeds with Seniors Outreach

Participants in North Bay, Ontario's "Butter Tart Bonanza," one of the 40 seniors open houses hosted by Central Region branches.

Inspired by the 40th anniversary, over the last few months Canada’s Central Region undertook an important senior’s outreach initiative. Among the objectives was to demonstrate the integral role played by branch senior committees. The region set a goal of having seniors host 40 seniors 0pen houses, one for each year of the Society;s history. Events planned included poetry readings, ballroom dancing demonstrations, and afternoon teas. From North Bay to New Liskeard, Sudbury to Woodstock, these open houses realized some important outcomes on the branch level:

  • increased member participation in Society activities
  • increased family feeling
  • increased awareness and understanding of seniors contributions
  • increased membership

Proving what Master Moy new from the very beginning, that everyone wins as senior members improve their health and also promote the benefits to others. Master Moy understood the benefits to seniors involved in the Society and he knew the benefits to the Society from seniors. Creative initiatives from seniors are a vital part of Society growth and helping others.

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Filed under 40th Anniversary, Branch Updates, Health Recovery, Helping Others, Regional Updates, Society News, Tai Chi for All

One response to “Central Region Succeeds with Seniors Outreach

  1. Tony Rybczynski

    We also had senior open houses at our Orleans location (part of the Ottawa branch). We held these in conjunction with the first of a new round of beginner classes. I believe this was done at other Ottawa locations as well.

    Not sure about the logic of having ballroom dancing demonstrations (a wonderful activity that my wife and I enjoy) at a Tai Chi open house. We had refreshments and had one-on-one chats with visitors; in addition the open houses happened to overlap with the end of our continuing class, so people could see meditation in motion live. Very well received.

    Tony in Ottawa

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