Moving for Life TaiChi

AMCS is offering a free new program for seniors called Moving for Life – the Way I Like It.

 

Moving for Life is designed to increase the physical activity levels of older Australians, through a range of accessible activities and gentle exercises. It promotes healthy, active ageing in a fun and interactive environment. Classes encourage seniors to meet new people and make friends while increasing their physical stamina.

On offer is a wide range of group-based activities for ethnic senior community groups and clubs, to suit most interests and abilities. They include both structured exercise programs and community-based programs such as bush walking. Exercises can be individually tailored to each participant’s health needs and fitness levels. Seniors can choose programs the way they like it.

Activities include:

  • yoga
  • pilates
  • tai chi
  • aerobics
  • dancing (including cultural dancing)
  • walking
  • community gardening
  • and many, many more!

Are you part of a multicultural community group or club for seniors?

AMCS would like to support those who have limited or no funding to engage members in physical activities. Please contact us for more information. The program also provides free No Falls training for community leaders, aged care staff, volunteers and carers, supporting seniors to be more able and more stable.

 

Benefits of Moving for Life – the Way I Like It

Regular physical exercise is an important part of healthy ageing. It’s never too late to become physically active. Moving for Life activities can cater to all abilities.

Benefits include things like:

  • better flexibility and balance, reducing the risk of falls
  • building and maintaining muscular strength and endurance
  • reduced risk of many chronic diseases
  • more motivation and confidence to interact with friends and community.

AMCS will also be running free information and awareness sessions about the benefits of physical activity for older people. These can be held in a variety of languages. If you would like to host a session at your group or club, please contact us.

Contact Moving for Life

To find out what activities are happening in your area and the most up-to-date timetables, please contact AMCS.

Fill in the form below or email your enquiries directly to our Better Ageing team at betterageing@amcservices.org.au.

Moving for Life – the Way I Like It is funded through the Sport Australia Move It Aus – Better Ageing grant program.