Dr. Duncan E. McVean

posted May 25, 2014, 8:55 AM by Reverend Edward Niam, DD,   [ updated May 25, 2014, 10:10 AM ]
Tai Chi Institute is pleased to announce our May 2014 Student of the Month, Dr. Duncan E. McVean

Dr. McVean is responsible for bringing Tai Chi to the Elderlife at Federated Church in Chagrin Falls, OH. Duncan is a tireless promoter of Tai Chi and other activities that benefit the health and wellness of everyone.

Dr. Duncan E. McVean is a retired pharmaceutical company executive and a pharmacist. He has been a practitioner of Yang-style Tai Chi for three years. In the Air Force, he played Judo. Also, he has been trained in the use of the fan as well as in the use of the stave.

Dr. McVean is the author of the Health and Wellness Initiative column of the Federated Church Elderlife newsletter. He has always been interested in promoting healthy living. Through his initiative, the Elderlife Program at Federated Church added training in Tai Chi under Sifu Edward Niam. Tai Chi is an excellent exercise program for elders, because it provides low-impact exercise of the muscles and joints, promotes mental acuity, and helps elders to be less susceptible to falls since their sense of balance has been honed. Yang Long Style Tai Chi is truly “meditation in motion”.