Holiday trees around the world
With the joy that characterizes the most beautiful time of the year and thanks to the “I AM Anchorage” program and the Anchorage Senior Activity Center (ASAC), the event “Christmas Trees from Around the World” was very succesful. It was organized under the initiative of the director of Communication and Development of the center for the elderly, Tabitha Karpow. The activity took place on Friday, December 2, at the facilities of the Senior Center, thus welcoming the magic of Christmas in Anchorage.
The participants presented the beautiful trees with extra creativity, color, and emotion. Trees from the United States, Philippines, and Latin America were decorated with patriotic symbols such as the flags of each country, and the typical decorations of Christmas, showing the essence of each tree and the culture they represented.
The evening was well attended by people of all ages and different ethnic communities.
Music, dance, and rich traditional dishes were shared with the attendees.
Multicultural integration takes hold
The event was organized to highlight the valuable work that older, and not so old, people do voluntarily at the Senior Center, thus motivating people of all ages and cultures to join the different events aimed at improving the quality of life of older Alaskans while promoting physical activity, health, well-being, and social interaction.
Anchorage Senior Activity Center is a non-profit organization
The center is open to the entire community. An average of 200 seniors and community members are involved in hundreds of activities each month, including a variety of programs and events. Most recently the “Day of the Dead” celebration where people attending learned the meaning of one of the most important traditions of Mexico.
The Anchorage Senior Activity Center’s mission is to support, educate and connect older adults with people of all ages. In the last five years, Alaska is the state with the fastest growing elderly population.
The Senior Activity Center is located at 1300 East 19th Avenue and their website is www.anchorageseniorcenter.org for more information.