Chinese New Year

January 20, 2017 - Serving Seniors

This afternoon Serving Seniors hosted a Chinese New Year celebration with more than 40 Asian senior clients performing traditional Chinese acts from Taiji sword to Tajji fan dancing to musical instrument and singing.

Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. Traditionally, at Chinese New Year celebrations people wear red clothes, and decorate poems on red paper. Red symbolizes fire, which according to legend can drive away bad luck.

Thank you to Maggie Mo, our Mandarin speaking social worker, Mr. Mau who orchestrated the event and to all of the beautiful performers this afternoon. Happy New Year!

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Head over to our Facebook page for all of the pictures from the event

 

Poverty Awareness Month

January 12, 2017 - Serving Seniors

January is Poverty Awareness Month. Did you know that over 43.1 million Americans currently live in poverty? For many poverty is not something we are faced with on a daily basis but our neighbors and members of our community may be closer to that line than we think. What does it mean to live at the poverty line? How much does it actually cost to live a comfortable life? Check out this video from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops  to gain perspective on what life’s necessities really cost:

 

Here at Serving Seniors a majority of our clients live at or below the poverty line, living on about $850 per month, and are forced to choose between necessities like food, medicine and shelter. Thanks to your generosity and the support system we’ve built through Serving Seniors many of the obstacles are removed and seniors are able to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

We have helped thousands of seniors already but many more are in need. This month help us raise awareness of the poverty in our country and in our community and become a resource for those who need help. Please visit www.servingseniors.org if you or someone you know is in need of assistance.

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