WA Seniors Week: Multicultural Services Centre of WA offers activity invitation to residents


Father Quang Hon Pham leads a group in Tai Chi.
Father Quang Hon Pham leads a group in Tai Chi.

THE MULTICULTURAL Services Centre of Western Australia has extended an open invitation to people interested in a day of light exercises and activities as part of WA Seniors Week.

Celebration in Action will run from 10am to 2pm on Wednesday and starts with a free session of Tai Chi at Belmont Centenary Park Community Centre.

Martial arts expert Father Quang Hon Pham will be taking the class.

Those with a musical bent are welcome to try Drumbeat, a drumming class and wellbeing program designed by non-profit organisation Holyoake and held by accredited trainer Anna Amhrose.

Drumbeat is Holyoake that aims to bring people from all different cultures together to help forge strong, community relationships.

Places are limited so arrive early to secure your spot.

If health is more your area then Naturopath Susan Birtwistle is holding an exercise class and health talk at 1pm.

The Multicultural Services Centre has been around for over 30 years and assists migrants and refugees with a number of programs including health and wellbeing.

MSC’s multicultural wellness program administrator Devlin Bose says many women who come as refugees or migrants from ethnic Asian backgrounds are bound by tradition against exercise, especially in groups.

“We try and promote wellness and enablement and we thought that senior’s week was a good time to get people together, using physical movement, to build relationships across cultural and linguistically diverse communities.”

For more information contact Devlin Bose on wellness@mscwa.com.au or call 9444 8283