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The Thirteen and Fourteen "Carers Support Workshops"
Topic: (1) Horticultural Therapy
(2) Praise Dance
Date: Saturday, 14 October 2017
Time: 2:00 - 4:15 pm
Venue: Room 607, Youth Square
Instructor: (1) Horticultural Therapy
Mr. KWOK Hon Sum (Registered Horticultural Therapist, Member of Hong Kong Association of Therapeutic Horticulture)
(2) Praise Dance
Members of Praise Dance Association (Hong Kong) Ltd

The 13th and 14th "Carers Support Workshops", namely "Horticultural Therapy" and "Praise Dance", were held on 14 October 2017. Mr. KWOK Hon Sum, Registered Horticultural Therapist, Member of Hong Kong Association of Therapeutic Horticulture and members of Praise Dance Association (Hong Kong) Ltd were invited to be the speakers. During the "Horticultural Therapy" session, Mr. KWOK invited carers to design flowerpots and sow seeds of wheatgrass. He encouraged carers to bring the potted plants home and continued to grow the plants as he hoped that people-plant interaction can help carers relax, feel calm and relieve their tiredness. During the "Praise Dance" session, carers got to know praise dance which combines poems and dance. Under the instructors' guidance, carers were able to learn this healthy exercise that can relieve their cumulative stress.

 
A flowerpot made by a participant   Mr. KWOK taking photo with participants
 
Ms. Hana YEUNG, Project Manager of the Community Health Academy, presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to members of Praise Dance Association (Hong Kong) Ltd   Participants learning the dance moves of praise dance