CHA continues “Year of the Senior” with annual Senior Music Fest series Today

Some 500 CHA seniors are expected to dance, dine and delight while celebrating cultures from all over the world

What: CHA Senior Music Festival

Where: Ada S. McKinley Apartments, 661 E. 69th St.

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Today, Friday, July 28, 2017.

Details: More than 500 seniors expected to dance, dine and have a good time at annual celebration

WASHINGTON – (RealEstateRama) — More than 500 seniors are expected to attend the first of two Senior Summer Music Festivals sponsored by the Chicago Housing Authority from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., today, Friday, July 28, 2017, at Ada S. McKinley Apartments, 661 E. 69th St.

This will be the eighth year for the annual Senior Summer Music Festivals that provide food, dancing and an afternoon of fun for CHA’s senior population. This year, CHA will celebrate cultural diversity. It is the continuation of CHA’s “Year of the Senior” campaign recognizing contributions of CHA’s senior residents with special initiatives that promote healthy aging.

“Not only do we want the seniors to step outside of their residential buildings and enjoy their summer outdoors, but we want to expose seniors of all cultural backgrounds to their peers and their differences and similarities within their cultures,” CHA CEO Eugene Jones, Jr., said.

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Office of Communications – Chicago Housing Authority
Molly Sullivan: (312) 786-3344; msullivan (at) thecha (dot) org
Matthew Aguilar: (312) 935-2646; maguilar (at) thecha (dot) org

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The Chicago Housing Authority provides homes to more than 50,000 families and individuals, while supporting healthy communities in neighborhoods throughout the city. CHA has utilized the flexibility of the Moving To Work agreement to test innovative, locally-designed strategies that use federal dollars to more efficiently help residents become self-sufficient and to increase housing choices for low-income families. As a result, CHA families are more successful than ever before. In 2000, 15% of work-eligible heads-of-household were employed. Now more than 58% are employed. Also, the annual income of employed heads-of-household has doubled to more than $19,000 a year.

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