Quick Highlights of CHAMP Senior Wellness Fair on October 24 at Roosevelt Center

by Sadhna Diwan, Ph.D.

Greetings fellow CHAMPions!

Thank you so much for making this another great event! Just a few quick highlights:

Getting set up at Roosevelt Center

According to Kingstom Lum of DAAS, we had 400 people at the fair! We had 100 students there from SJSU so it was a great mix of seniors, students, non-profit agencies (14), and other visitors.
CommUniverCity and CHAMP volunteers outreached to 200 homes in the neighborhood through door-to-door marketing in addition to visiting several senior centers, apartment buildings, and local businesses.
Among city and county officials who visited were:  County Supervisor George Shirakawa; Suzanne Wolf, Deputy Director Parks and Recreation, City of San Jose;  and Dan Wax, Division Manager City of San Jose. There were no doubt others that some of you had a chance to meet.
This year, we had a group of very young but extremely articulate budding engineers from the Junior High School in Saratoga who had built a robot for the annual Lego Competition . This year’s theme for the competition was Senior Solutions: Can FIRST® LEGO® League teams improve the quality of life for seniors by helping them continue to be independent, engaged, and connected in their communities? The kids participated in the wellness fair as part of their outreach activities. See more info at: http://firstlegoleague.org/challenge/2012seniorsolutions
We would like to thank our partners at DAAS and CommUniverCity, CHAMP faculty, students, and our CASA Dean Charlie Bullock for making this Wellness fair possible.
Professors Tamar Semerjian & Nancy Megginson announcing demos



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