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UCC Seniors Honor Culture with Hispanic Heritage Celebration

The celebration looks to engage our seniors to participate and make them feel pride in their cultures.

By - Oct 6th, 2015 03:15 pm

MILWAUKEE – October 6, 2015 – The United Community Center’s Senior Center will proudly host its annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Friday, October 9th at 12:30 p.m. This annual multicultural fair invites participants of UCC’s Senior Center to offer demonstrations in traditional dress, crafts, flags, and song and dance to honor their home culture before joining together in a potluck to enjoy a taste of each represented culture’s unique cuisine. Different cultures will be represented throughout the Senior Center at booths organized by seniors that display mementos and symbols to share with their peers and increase awareness about cultural diversity within the community.

This celebration is a heavily anticipated highlight of UCC’s Senior Center programming each year. The Hispanic Heritage Celebration coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month, which occurs annually from September 15th through October 15th. The celebration looks to engage our seniors to participate and make them feel pride in their cultures.

WHAT: UCC’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration

WHEN: Friday, October 9th at 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: UCC Senior Center, 730 W. Washington Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204

The Senior Center offers interactive programs for Latino seniors that provide education and recreation while fostering socialization and peer interaction. These programs promote the participants’ maximum level of independence by encouraging them to enjoy new experiences at their own pace, and transportation between the seniors’ homes and the Senior Center is available on weekdays. Through a collaboration with the 16th Street Health Clinic, the Senior Center offers on-site care to identify early symptoms of Alzheimer’s and to manage chronic diseases which can lead to more serious health issues when left untreated.

About United Community Center:

The United Community Center (UCC) provides programs to Hispanics and near South side residents of all races and ages in education, cultural arts, recreation, community development and health and human services in an effort to help individuals achieve their potential by focusing on cultural heritage as a means of personal development.

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