Updated: Mar 14
This project is funded by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.
I have had sleeping problems and spine pain for almost 10 years. This year the ICAN association hosted lots of programs, and I chose two kinds of them, Yoga and Taichi. When I finished Lily Yun’s Yoga first class, I felt the whole body relaxed, especially the Yoga class let us focus on breath and concentrate our mind. Every morning when I get up my body is stiff and my shoulder and back are frozen. The Taichi class can stretch my whole body and massage my every cell. I feel so peaceful and comfortable, day by day my sleep is getting better and better. Thanks to the ICAN association, hopefully Yoga and Taichi willi have routine class!!
With the worldwide pandemic going on for over a year, and like many people being at a high risk, I feel worried , scared, depressed, and isolated, not knowing how long the pandemic is going to be and when life could go back to its normal again! Thanks to the government of Canada and Red Cross that sponsored this program, I feel I'm gradually coming out of the box of isolation. With the variety of activities, I'm able to meet other people online, attend different forums and learn about how to protect myself against the virus, and know more about relaxation and the effect of mind setting on sleep. I believe physical activities like dancing, Baduanjin, Yoga and so on are helping me to build up my immunity to protect myself from risk of getting the virus. I feel very grateful to the government and Red Cross, who have made all these activities possible for us!
Thank you ICAN association for organizing these great activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. We feel so lucky to have these experienced professionals to help our Chinese community during this time. Because of the COVID-19 we can't get together with friends and relatives, we can't travel, go to the gym, swimming pool and church. However, CCCERSN free online training (ex Yoga, Zumba, Singing, mental health, etc.) brings many of us back into the community. It helps us work together, talk together and we don't feel alone anymore. These CCCERSN activities not only help us keep being physically healthy but also make us being mentally healthy in this special time. Thank you ICAN association!
Due to the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic, we follow the government’s regulations and try to not to go out and bring trouble to others.
But, the previous social activities are no longer possible. Staying at home will inevitably cause us to feel lonely and helpless.
Through the ICAN community, anti-epidemic activities such as understanding the current situation of the pandemic and the precautions for the arrival of the vaccines through lectures have benefited us retired people.
There are also many fitness activities: dance, yoga, eight jingduan, painting, etc.
So, our elderly got physically and mentally healthy, and we also knew the current news without going out during this pandemic time.
Thank you so much to all the volunteers, experts and teachers for their selfless contribution.