Senior Champions learn about Chinese Folklore

The Confucius Institute of the College of William and Mary recently presented a performance of Chinese music and folklore to the Innovative Senior Champions Program (ISCP) at New Zion Baptist Church.
The music was performed on 2,000 year old instruments - the Erhu and the Pipa. Feng Wang (left) demonstrated the proper technique of the Erhu, a two string Chinese violin. Xiaojing Zou (right) played the Pipa, a four-stringed lute. Zou and Wang with the assistance of Ying Lou, Assistant Director of the Institute, then presented the Senior Champions with a more general presentation on Chinese music, art and folklore.

In addition, Bill Hansell, a certified Tai Chi practitioner for over 30 years, guided the senior champions through a Tai Chi exercise. Hansell has practiced the martial art for over 30 years and focused his presentation on deep breathing, mental focus that promotes balance, flexibility and calmness in order to reduces stress.

This program is part of the ISCP effort to establish partnerships with colleges and universities and develop intergenerational activities for mutual benefit.

The ISCP is a program designed to provide adult day services for the family caregiver and those they care for. We currently have two locations: New Zion Baptist Church and Our Savior's Lutheran Church. For more information, please call Joan Bender at 757-345-6974

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