OUR very own Cynthia Dolan has been awarded a certificate in recognition and appreciation for her 10 years commitment, contribution and donation of time to the Southern NSW Local Health District Physical Activity Leader Network Program (PALN).
A group of 65 volunteer Tai Chi leaders came together recently to update their training in order to keep people living in rural towns throughout the region active and connected.
The training this year had a special focus as SNSWLHD celebrates 10 years of classes operating in the region.
“Twelve of our existing leaders have been running classes for more than six years, four of which have been volunteering for NSW Health for the past 10 years,” Falls Coordinator, Niccola Follett said.
“An award night was held at the Coachhouse Marina Resort to acknowledge the amazing contribution these leaders have made to the communities in which they live.”
“The work and passion that the volunteers put into this program is a true inspiration and I very much appreciate the service being provided,” Ms Follett added.
In addition to the existing 35 Tai Chi leaders currently conducting classes in the SNSWLHD a new wave of 27 volunteers underwent training and will begin offering classes in small outlying communities in the coming months.
The Monaro has four new volunteers who are excited to be involved in the program.
The Tai Chi training will sustain and build on a physical activity initiative by NSW Health aiming to reduce the rate of falls in older adults.
For more information on keeping active or to find a local volunteer led Tai Chi class visit in your area visit: www.activeandhealthy.nsw.gov.au