Lewes Senior Center to host tai chi and qigong event April 27

April 3, 2013

Silver Lotus Training Institute and the Lewes Senior Center will cosponsor a celebration of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 27, at the Lewes Senior Center, 32083 Janice Road, Lewes.

Local tai chi and qigong practitioners, and all who are interested in learning more about these practices, are invited to attend free sessions and to celebrate the many benefits of tai chi and qigong.

“On the last Saturday of April of every year, thousands of people from 70 countries and hundreds of cities and states come together to celebrate the medical and health benefits of tai chi and qigong,” said Susan Hamadock , director of Silver Lotus Training Institute and senior trainer with Tai Chi for Health Community. The community has been joining in this global event for the past eight years.

Throughout the morning there will be free classes and demonstrations of various forms including Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Diabetes, Tai Chi for Energy as well as Yang, Sun, Fan and Sword forms. Classes and demonstrations are for people of all levels of health and fitness, both advanced practitioners and total beginners. Because of health problems, some people practice in a chair or wheelchair. “They enjoy and benefit from the tai chi and qigong every bit as much as folks who can stand and move around on their feet.” said Marianne Walch, PhD, a senior faculty member at Silver Lotus.

WTCQD educates millions of people worldwide about the medical, health and mental health benefits of practicing tai chi and qigong, how to find local classes and how to get the most out of those classes. World Tai Chi and Qigong Day occurs because thousands of people who share hope and healing through these practices come together each year to practice together in the spirit of healing over the whole planet.

WTCQD holds events in 70 nations. It is officially recognized by the World Health Organization, The United Nations, international leaders, governors, state senators and legislators from 50 United States, and mayors from all over the country.

The event begins in the earliest time zones of New Zealand at 10 a.m. and continues throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America, ending with the final events in Hawaii almost a day later. The goals of WTCQD are to educate the world about the growing medical research promoting these practices; to educate about the increasing use of these practices in business, education, penal and drug rehabilitation venues; and to provide a global vision of cooperation for health and healing purposes.

For more information about the event in Lewes, go to, or call 302-644-0130, Ext. 8. All are invited; admission is free, and no preregistration is required.