Gratitude and Legacies: Concluding Locals Only 2017-19
May 28, 2019
Locals Only Youth Meagan Hong and The Heritage Wellness Society were featured at River Landing for Tai Chi in the Park.
The Heritage Wellness Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance longevity for seniors through participation in physical, cultural, and intellectual activities. The members are primarily seniors of Asian heritage. They led a participatory Tai-Chi performance that invited people of all-ages to learn and experience Chinese culture. Two Tai-Chi masters led audience members in Tai-Chi exercises that taught them both how to focus on their breathing as a form of meditation and how to develop greater body awareness through movement and stretching. Representatives from the Heritage Wellness Society were on-hand throughout the night to speak with passersby regarding the historical significance of Tai-Chi and the benefits it holds for participants.