Posted by: BPSOS | April 8, 2009

Tin Tức – News: Virginia Resource Fair and Hung Vuong Celebration Draws Over 250


BPSOS health specialist Alexia Kim Phuong Christie helps VA seniors learn about services and opportunities.

April 8, 2009: Virginia seniors and their loved ones had a twofold opportunity this April 4 – to learn about services to make their lives easier, and to honor their Vietnamese traditions!

Over 100 older adults and 24 families (including family caregivers) participated in an April 4 resource fair and Hung Vuong celebration for the Vietnamese-American community from Virginia and beyond.

The main focus of the resource fair, to provide the seniors and their families with key information about Fairfax County services, was fulfilled through many face-to-face conversations and the distribution of materials describing opportunities and programs.

Boat People SOS staff took part, as did nine other community-based organizations serving Vietnamese-American families in Fairfax County. The event was sponsored by the Department of Family Services’ Fairfax Area Agency on Aging, the Vietnamese-American community of Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, and the Vietnamese Senior Citizens Association of Metropolitan Washington.

All told, over 250 people participated in the resource fair, most from Falls Church/Annandale and Fairfax. However, people came from as far away as Arlington and Maryland!

To learn more about what Fairfax County can offer you and your senior loved ones, contact Amy Trang, multicultural outreach and program coordinator at 703.324.3745.

For more information about BPSOS’ services and programs for seniors and their families in Virginia and beyond, contact Xuan Le at 703.538.2190.

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