The Taiwanese Women’s Dancing Club provides a place for women to enjoy physical activity and social interaction.
Thanks to a Participation for CALD Seniors Grant, participation rates in the program doubled.
Women from Taiwan, China, Singapore and Hong Kong get together each month for a range of activities, including stretching, tai chi, line dancing and socialising.
- The group learns and practices traditional and modern Taiwanese dancing and line dancing.
- The group meets every Tuesday from 9.30 am to 11.30 am at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre.
Total project cost: $3,000.
Many members have had to stop participating due to health or mobility reasons, to address this, transport support was provided to seniors to travel to the activity.
- Participation rates doubled.
- For many participants, the club provided the only opportunity they had to engage with people from a similar cultural background.
- For others, it provided respite from their role as carers for their partners.
- The club has become a place in which additional support needs can be identified and women can get information about local community and health services.
- Many women have received referrals to home care support as a result.
The club continues to provide activities at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre.