Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation Print
2017 AARP Community Challenge Grantee
A program called Go, Go, Go encouraged residents to get out of their homes and spend time outdoors. The events gave older people with limited English-language proficiency the opportunity to take part in community activities. The grant also enabled the organization to host free art and gardening classes.
Among the goals of the "Go, Go, Go: Making Our Community More Livable" project was to enable residents to build friendships "Go outdoors. Go be creative. Go make friends" in a linguistically and culturally accessible way. (One out of five Chinatown residents is an older adult and nearly 90 percent of those individuals have limited English proficiency.) More than 150 people ranging in age from 3 to 87 participated. Local artists served as instructors for the weekly painting classes.
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