What?

We are happy to confirm that Westminster Adult Education Services (WAES) has agreed to continue their support for our 'Active Body Active Mind' initiative for 2019!

Consisting of weekly health walks and the development, production and distribution of a bilingual information sheet addressing common or useful phrases and vocabulary to ease communication.

发生了什么?

我们非常高兴地确认,威斯敏斯特成人教育服务同意在2019年继续资助我们主办的“活跃身体,活跃头脑”项目!

这个项目包括每个星期的健走活动,也包括开发、制作、分发一份双语信息表,这份双语信息表里写着常用的词汇和短语,可以方便日常生活中的交流。

Why?

Many older Chinese people do not have basic English skills, which makes accessing primary healthcare services difficult. They rely heavily on interpreters, even for very brief meetings. The main objective is therefore to provide knowledge which empowers people to change the situation for the better. This may look simple but it isn’t, given that currently almost every contact between a Chinese speaking elder and a GP/receptionist necessitates an interpreter.

Furthermore, by mobilizing older people to get outside and providing beneficial English phrases, we help them socialise, engage with their peers, converse and stay informed of what’s happening in the community. This in turn increases quality of life and reduces the risk of developing dementia or other mental illnesses as well as maintaining physical fitness.

为什么?

很多华人老人不懂基础的英语,这让他们很难使用基础医疗和保健服务。即使在短暂的面谈中,他们也非常依赖翻译。因此,这个项目的目的就是为他们提供相关的知识,让他们有能力改善现状。这看上去是件小事,但是事实并非如此,因为现在几乎每一位讲中文的老人和全科医生或接待人员之间进行交流的时候都需要一位翻译。

况且,通过让老人走到户外、教他们有用的英语短语,我们还会促进他们之间的互动,让他们和同伴交往、谈话,并且了解在华人社区中发生了什么。这些活动可以改善他们的生活质量,不仅让他们保持身体健康,也会降低痴呆症或其他精神疾病恶化的风险。

When?

We'll be running walking groups weekly, and stay tuned for more news on the progress of the bilingual information packs. Check out our Walk for Health page for more details.

什么时候?

我们每个星期举办一次健走活动,随时更新双语信息合集。请到我们的“Walk for Health”活动页面来阅读详细介绍。