I've run over 350 Chair Chi workshops for aged care residents.
Each time I go into an aged care centre I try to engage both low care and high care residents in the easy-to-learn physical Chi exercises.
And, just as importantly, I try to get a smile from each resident through short stories and occasional quips relevant to the physical exercises.
When a resident smiles I know from experience that this lifts the mood in a positive way.
That smile always makes me feel better as I feel I've achieved something worthwhile in that moment of time.
Sometimes all it takes is just a smile to feel better.