Our new website and other things!

Welcome to our newly launched PCaSO Eastbourne website!  We are sorry that we have been offline for a couple of months.  We now have a new look and hopefully a site we can keep up to date with details of forthcoming meetings and talks.  Please do give us your feedback on what you think, if the site is easy to navigate and anything else that you might like to see included. 

The site has copies of our quarterly newsletter which you can download and a link to Twitter and Facebook.  Even if you do not use these social media platforms you will be able to see what has been posted.

Last month on 9 June 2016, our guest speaker was Sally Hemmings talking about the holistic benefits of Tai Chi. Tai Chi  is an ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise, which was originally based on martial arts, but today is used as a means of improving health. It gently frees up stiff joints and muscles, and also helps with breathing, relaxation, and stress management. Tai chi is especially useful for improving balance and preventing falls.

Anyone can do this form of Tai Chi as it is designed especially for those with arthritis or mobility problems, and offers a safe, gentle form of exercise which seems simple, but which carries powerful effects.

Sally provided a short taster session to get us to think about our breathing, co-ordination and balance.  The picture shows us trying out an exercise.  Sally has been practicing Tai Chi for 16 years and has taught Tai Chi for Arthritis for the last 4 years. 

Our next meeting on 14 July at 7.00pm will be an opportunity to find out more about the new Radiotherapy Centre in Eastbourne.  Consultant oncologist Dr Mckinna will be givng an update on the building and time scales now that the work is to recommence to complete this facility.  At 6.45pm, prior to the start of the meeting, Simon Whiffin will be showing us the new Eastbourne website which he has been building for the group. Simon is a senior lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton. 

Please do come along to the Postgraduate Centre on the first floor of the District General Hospital.  You can use the stairs by the Flowershop to access the Centre.  We hope to see you there!