Aged Care Stories, Tips and Resources   ||   Issue #11 July 2016 Dear Reader, I've just returned from a four day holiday and feeling refreshed. I sp

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Aged Care Stories, Tips and Resources   ||   Issue #11 July 2016

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Dear Reader,
I've just returned from a four day holiday and feeling refreshed. I spent most of the time practicing 'couch chi' in the cottage we stayed in.

I'm avoiding looking at my 'to do list' in case I faint and end up on the couch - a place of no return. Hope you enjoy this issue - as an extra resource I've added short aged care YouTube links that may be of interest.

Chris Bennett
Chris Chi

Oh Doh!

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It was bound to happen.

Busy week - Aged Care Chair Chi Training workshop in Adelaide, 5 workshops for residents here in Melbourne. In between workshops today I quickly changed into my Tai Chi shirt in my car.

During the workshop I was referring to my Tai Chi Yin Yang symbol on my shirt but couldn't find it. Soon realised I had my Tai Chi shirt on back to front!

Aged Care: Video Clips

Alzheimers: Restoring Memory


Very promising research from the Queensland Brain Research team at the University of Queensland.

An article published in Science Alert describes how "Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients".

It was tested on mice and "of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back".

For those of you who are interested in hearing about it here's the ABC Health Report broadcasted 16-3-15, duration 28.30.

The research article was originally published in Science Translational Medicine.

Tai Chi Tip


Keep your chin slightly in - straightens your neck

Rain, Rain, Go Away ...


I had a very enjoyable time in Adelaide recently running an onsite Level One Aged Care Chair Chi Training workshop for eleven staff from various Resthaven Aged Care centres.

Less enjoyable was the weather - heavy rain and wind caused a bumpy ride on the plane both flying out of Melbourne and flying into Adelaide. It interfered with playing scrabble on my mobile phone though I did invent new words as my finger bounced around the screen.

High winds and rain caused havoc on the day - one participant witnessed a tree falling onto a car as she was leaving for the venue. But she did arrive in time for the start of the workshop.

The rain eventually eased off until after the workshop, as I walked to the corner to catch a taxi, it poured down. Luckily there was a tree nearby which provided shelter.

Rain, rain, go away ...

Lao Tzu

Mastering others requires force; mastering the self requires enlightenment.

Chair Chi Updates


New components for: Level Two - Pain Management; Level Three - Anxiety, Sleep, Depression and complimentary mentoring session for both Level 2 and Level 3 participants.
Level 3 workshop scheduled for November 28, 29 Melbourne - 50% discount for interstaters to assist in travel and accommodation (once only offer)
Chair Chi Plus Report: will be released soon
Upcoming Public workshops. Vic country: Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Sale, Horsham, Echuca, Mildura.
Pain Management - the Tai Chi way - a new workshop available onsite only
Onsite Workshops available: convenient and cost effective for organisations who want several members trained.
Chair Chi Training Video Clip: our short promo clip filmed at Bupa Donvale here in Melbourne.