Friday, November 21, 2008

Early Thanksgiving

This year, we give thanks to Catherine Wong for 10 years of service in building and running our Eastside Senior Outreach program. This will be her last Thanksgiving here as she and her husband will be returning to Hong Kong to care for elderly parents.

This program started here at the North Bellevue Community Center in 1999 and now has expanded to 9 different sites across the Eastside and South King County.

One of the most positive things about this program (and there are many) is the interaction between our Chinese seniors and the mainstream community. Because the activities are integrated into the local Parks & Rec Departments, participants and community members have many opportunities to make new friends and learn about new cultures and traditions.

We are so grateful to Catherine for all her passion and dedication. We're sad to see you go, but wish you the very best in the next phase of your life!

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