Phipps Neighborhoods’ Seniors Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

photo 1On Monday September 29th, our NORC seniors at Kips Bay Court celebrated National Hispanic Heritage month with dancing, singing, poetry and a sampling of food from all over Latin America. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th, by celebrating the history and culture of Spain and Latin America.

During the celebration our NORC residents performed dances including La Punta, Merengue, Zapateo, and La Danza “Sara.” Cecilia Cerda, our 102-year-old resident, recited one of her own poems, “Mi Madre Quisquella.” Another resident, Virginia Rivera, recited the poem “Valle de Collores,” considered by many to be the national poem of Puerto Rico.

A special thanks to Councilwoman Rosie Mendez who sponsored the event!

Learn more about Senior Services at Phipps Neighborhoods.

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