Tai Chi at Levitt Pavilion (free) hosted by Arlington Downtown Management Corporation and Ambassadors For Aging Well. Greg Ellis, instructor.
We had a great turnout (approx. 60 people) for Tai Chi on Saturday, March 10.
This activity was suggested in response to a question posed by Aldo Fritz, CEO of the Arlington Downtown Management Corporation to Elva Roy about how to get more older adults to spend time downtown. Elva suggested 4 activities: (1) free Tai Chi lessons; (2) outdoor ping pong tables; (3) treasure hunt where downtown merchants would hide prizes for seniors to find; and (4) "Connection" tables (outdoor picnic tables) painted bright yellow which would be an open invitation for any passerby to sit down and share in whatever was happening at the table including conversation or food or games, etc.
The initial Tai Chi session was a rousing success so more sessions will be scheduled.
Elva Roy was the speaker on Saturday evening, 3/10/18, at First Christian Church in Arlington.
Bob Russell, leader of the adult evening supper group which meets at First Christian Church, asked Elva to speak to the group about the Ambassadors For Aging Well. Elva is happy to speak to any group and grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness about the good things already accomplished and envisioned for the future by the Ambassadors. Elva and Bob are acquainted as of 2 years ago when FCC's former pastor, Andy Mangam, referred Bob to Elva/Ambassadors to see if local seniors needed minor home repairs done which they couldn't afford to have done. Elva has referred 7 or 8 seniors to Bob to discuss work needed and Bob's group has responded with competent assistance with such things as replacing a toilet, installing grab bars, replacing an exterior door, etc. The don't charge for labor and the home owner just buys the supplies. The help is limited to seniors who We are most grateful for the work Bob has done for local seniors!
Elva Roy is the Lead Ambassador of the all-volunteer group "Ambassadors For Aging Well" which meets in Arlington, Texas.