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to support disabled and senior people in Asian countries

Somatic Yoga ソマティックヨガ実践講座

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September 24, 2016 Saturday, 13:30-16:00

Hokudai Clark Center, 3F

Masako Hirasawa, PhD.,  a certified Hanna Somatic Educator, who has been teaching Somatic Exercises at Non-profit Organizations since 2008, conducted a well received workshop. Her bilingual presentation included a PowerPoint slide show explanation of the physiology followed by audience members actually learning to do the gentle somatic exercises. These require one to contract and relax various muscles that are chronically tight, perhaps as a result of unconscious tension (caused by post-injury trauma or stress), while focusing the mind on internal changes.

「今回のワークショップでは、日本唯一のソマンティクス・エデュケーターである平澤昌子先生をお招きしました。静かで穏やかでいながらパワフルなハンナの世界を体験していただける一日になると思います。セラピスト・支援者自身の日々の傷つきに対するセルフケアとしても優れた技法であるだけでなく、クライエントに伝えることができればそれぞれのレジリエンスを高めるリソースとしての力を発揮することが期待できる技法です。」

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March 18, 2017 at 6:11 am

Picnic 中島公園でピクニック

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thumb_14736852[1] MSC members’ picnic at Nakajima Park on August 3

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March 18, 2017 at 6:02 am

HMSC meeting 1 Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia アルツハイマーと認知症

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“Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia”Dr. Hitoshi Sohma, Professor and Director(Sapporo Medical Univ. Center for Medical Educ.)

English with Japanese Summary Explanation、Sapporo Medical University (S1W17) East Bldg. 1F, Entrance is free for everyone.

5月28日(土) 13:30-16:30 (途中休憩、茶菓あり)

演題: 認知症,特にアルツハイマー病を学びませんか

演者:相馬 仁(札幌医科大学,医療人育成センター)

英語講演+途中に日本語で要約を入れる予定

場所:札幌市中央区南1西17,札幌医科大学東棟1階cache_14134666

Dr. Sohma began the presentation by sharing an edited version of a speech delivered by Dr. Gary Small which is accessible on YouTube.  I recommend that you watch the full version of his speech because you can select the “Close Captioned” option and read the English for those who might feel the spoken English is too fast.  However, do keep in mind that the captions are not perfect as they are machine generated.  In his talk, Dr. Sohma basically shared abut half of this speech at the meeting.  There is a PowerPoint file which corresponds to the slides that Dr. Sohma chose from the video clip by Dr. Small.  These were prepared bilingually to help the Japanese audience to be able to follow the rapid spoken English.

Dr. Small’s speech can be viewed by clicking on the link below.  You can expand it to full screen view. ~ Please go to HMSC website (http://www.hokkaidomsc.org/) for presentation.

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March 18, 2017 at 5:52 am

セブ島から感謝 Thanks from Cebu

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The gift box arrived in early January and my friends got together to open the box. They look happy!

セブ島には1月初旬に到着し、友人たちが箱を開けて、それぞれに必要なものをもらってくれました。

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March 18, 2017 at 5:24 am

フィリピンにクリスマスカードとプレゼント Long-term relationship with Filipino

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We have been in touch with two groups in the Philippines, one in Manila and the other is in Cebu. At Christmas time we send Christmas cards  and some donated items (towels, toys, clothes, etc. ) . Usually we buy big boxes to send them there. This time our delivery was late and the boxes arrived after Christmas but recipients were very happy.

私たちはマニラとセブにあるグループとつながり、クリスマスカードとタオル、おもちゃ、服などを送っています。人が2人は入る箱に入れて送ります。2016年は忙しく、少し送るのが遅れてしまい、クリスマスには間に合わなかったのですが、もらった人たちには喜んでいただけました。

last minute cards to the boxes

making cards at NGO festival

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March 18, 2017 at 5:13 am

長らくごぶさた Long time silence

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このブログを更新する機会を逸したまま、1年以上になります。「飛んでけ!車いす」の会の方の事務局長として、連日仕事をしておりました。
I’m sorry for not being able to write in this page for a long time. As a Secretary General of Go!Fly!!Wheelchairs I have been occupied with lots of work.
ネイバーズは、リーフレットも作成し、外国人高齢者の会(MSC)の活動やフィリピンとの交流などにも携わっています。まとめての報告をさせていただきます。
Neighbors made a new leaflet and the group of senior citizens from different cultures that named MSC (Multinational Senior Community) is very active. We also support people in the Philippines as well.

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March 18, 2017 at 5:02 am

MSC New Year Party 外国人高齢者の会新年会

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On January 23rd, we had MSC(Multinational Senior Community) New Year Party at Clark Center. About 40 people attended and enjoyed the potluck buffet, performances and a bingo game. This time there new members came to join and everyone seemed to have a good time.

1月23日、クラーク会館でMSC(多文化シニアコミュニティ)の新年会がありました。40名ほどの参加者の中には初めて参加の方も多く、持ち寄りビュッフェ、墨絵や歌のパフォーマンス、ビンゴゲームで楽しみました。

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January 24, 2016 at 3:36 am