“Dance for Health” Promotion Project at PLK

“Dance for Health” Promotion Project at PLK

Posted by mm | August 20, 2014 | Past Events, Uncategorized

The literal translation of “Po Leung” is “to protect the good and the innocent”. Po Leung Kuk 保良局 (PLK) was founded in 1878 by a group of local Chinese to counter the rampant abduction and trafficking of women and children in Hong Kong during that era. It is one of the earliest non-profit organizations in the British colony and it still is the most active community and social service organization.
Today, PLK has expanded into a multifaceted charity service provider, including welfare, educational, cultural and recreational services. One of the most pronounced services caters to the aging population in Hong Kong. According to the world bank data, in the year 2014, over 14% of Hong Kong’s population is 65 or older. The percentage is going to increase to 26% by 2036. In light of this steady increase, providing services for the elderly is an important priority for PLK. VivAsia is honored that the Lotus fitness program has been chosen as one of their fitness programs in the PLK community centers all around Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories.
Back in June, VivAsia team trained over 20 PLK employees to become Lotus instructors (see blog post dated June 7, 2014). After a couple of months of intensive practice and hard work, 12 PLK community centers rolled out multiple classes per week to serve from 154 to 282 elders. Here is their schedule:

單位名稱 地區 開始日期 星期 時間 參加人數
劉陳小寶長者地區中心 觀塘 8/1/2014 逢星期三至五  9:15-9:45am 10名
劉陳小寶長者地區中心 觀塘 8/5/2014 逢星期二及四 9:15-9:45am 10名
方譚遠良健樂中心 觀塘 8/13/14  三, 五  9:30-10:00am 10名
觀塘 8/5/2014 逢星期二、四 10:45-11:30am 16名
西環 8/11/2014 逄星期一、三 (一)10:30-11:00am
黃祐祥紀念耆暉中心 將軍澳 8/11/2014 逢星期一、四 (星期一) 3:30-4:00pm
曹金霖夫人耆暉中心 青衣 8/20/2014 逢星期三、四 9:30-10:15am  8名
張麥珍耆樂中心 鑽石山 9/2/2014 逢星期二、五 3:45-4:45am  8名
溫林美賢耆暉中心 九龍城 8/7/2014 逢星期四 10:30-11:45am 10名
田家炳長幼天地 沙田 8/11/2014 逢星期一、三 9:30-10:00am 10名
莊啟程耆暉中心 將軍澳 8/10/2014 逢星期三、五 9:00-9:30am 16名
劉陳小寶耆暉中心 觀塘樂華 8/14/2014 逢星期四 (一)9:30-9:50am
盧邱玉霜耆暉中心 油麻地 8/26/2014 逢星期二、三 9:00-9:30am  8名

If you live in Hong Kong please check out these Lotus classes. We are very pleased with the number of classes being offered at PLK. If you belong to an organization serving the elderly population, don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about the Lotus program. Let’s work towards a healthier and fitter lifestyle for all.

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