The month of May is sure to be an exciting and busy month for our Latino Cultural Diversity participants. Starting on May 5th we will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a celebration at the Fitchburg Senior Center. The event takes place from 11 am-12:30 pm at 5510 E. Lacy Road in Fitchburg. Together individuals from various cultural backgrounds will come together to celebrate the holiday that commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Following this celebration NESCO will hold our annual Multicultural Senior Health Fair on May 14th from 9am-12pm, with Healthy Lunch from 11:45am-12:15pm, and Healthy Bingo from 12:30pm-1:30pm. The event features many different health screenings and information. Many of the vendors at the health fair will have bilingual staff (English/Spanish) and informational materials in English and Spanish. Interpreters will also be available for Spanish speaking Seniors. Please come and enjoy the free health screenings and free healthy snacks!
Our final May event will be the Senior Prom on May 20. The prom will take place at Black Hawk Middle School on 1402 Wyoming Way in Madison from 6:30pm-8:30pm. This year’s prom is themed as a 50’s Sock Hop and promises to be a rockin’ good time! Be sure not to miss the music, dancing, refreshments, and fun and games that will take you back to the 50’s!!
As always, our regular monthly events, including Bilingual Bingo, the Monthly Discussion Group, and the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group will take place. Please call NESCO at 243-5252 to inquire about participating in the special events of May or any of our regularly scheduled Latino Cultural Diversity Events. For Spanish speakers, ask to speak with Liz Mensing or Yolanda Salazar.