Seniors have their own “Lolla” as CHA celebrates South Side Music Fest

Seniors have their own “Lolla” as CHA celebrates South Side Music Fest

About 500 CHA seniors are expected to dance, dine and have a good time while celebrating the world’s cultures

What:   CHA South Side Senior Music Festival

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

When:  Today! Noon, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018

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

The spotlight might be on “Lollapalooza.” But the real fun is at the CHA senior buildings.

About 500 seniors are expected to attend the Chicago Housing Authority’s South Side Senior Summer Music FestivalTODAY at noon, Friday at Ada S. McKinley Apartments, 661 E. 69th St.

This will be the ninth year for the annual Senior Summer Music Festivals that provide food, dancing and an afternoon of fun for CHA’s senior population.

It is the second of three CHA music fests around Chicago this summer that also include the West and North sides.

The festivals are celebrating cultural diversity with the theme: “Music is a Universal Language.”

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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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