In the past 5 years since VAS’ establishment, VAS have always wanted to develop more projects to support Vietnamese seniors. Based on a quick survey of 66 seniors who came to pick up food weekly throughout the summer of 2020, 100% of them express the needs of socialization and request VAS to have a support club to help seniors to reduce stress and isolation during the pandemic. Therefore, on Oct 1, 2020 VAS established a Senior Club.
Our Senior Club is dedicated to providing weekly activities to Seniors within our Community. We provide Lunch and beverages to each member of our club. In addition to this, we invite experts from various fields to help educate our seniors on various topics, including Health, and voter registration. Seniors are also able to enjoy games, such as BINGO, and win many prizes and gifts. As of January 2021, our club has gathered more than 80 members.
The club has its own committee, which is voted by the seniors. The committee and members create activities during weekly meetings for members like BINGO, Birthday party, Holiday Celebration. All of the activities are outdoor and social distanced.