India Association of Western Washington

IAWW SENIORS PROGRAM


The IAWW Seniors Program, a non-profit organization, was started in 1997 as part of the India Association of Western Washington (IAWW). This is the only program serving the Asian Indian Seniors in the State of Washington. Its participants are retired, or of retirement age (or younger who have aging relatives and friends), and are interested in the activities and events relevant to the seniors.
 
Our Mission is: "To provide and facilitate civic, recreational, cultural and educational services and opportunities for cultural integration to the elders of the community."
Since its inception in 1997, the Seniors Program has evolved into a very active organization within IAWW and provides the following programs:
 
• Annual Health Fair (started in 1998)
• Biannual Music Programs (started in 1998)
• Day Field Trips and Senior Picnic/Walk (started in 2000)
• Monthly Lunch Program (started in 2001)
• Annual Grandchildren's Program (started in 2004)
• Crafts Bazaar, Flea Market and other fun activities (started in 2004)
 
Additionally, we hold workshops on senior-related services such as Medicare, Social Security, Prescription Drug Programs, Nutrition, etc. We also provide resources for the elderly through liaison with CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid), SSA (Social Security Administration), SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors), KCSS (King County Senior Services), and NAPCA (National Asian Pacific Center on Aging).
 
To learn more about the program, to participate, to volunteer or to donate,
Please contact:
Dr. Pran Wahi
Phone: (206) 805-8976
E-mail: iawwsenior@hotmail.com
Website: www.iaww.org
MISSION

"To inspire the youth to carve a path that awakens a sense of civic responsibility, empathy and hone leadership skills by community service projects and programs that bridge the gap between main stream and Indian community"

Since its inception, the IAWW Youth Program has evolved into a program that year round provides various opportunities to its youth to engage in civic, enviromental and charitable service. The Youth Board is a platform where thirty youth come together to create a team of leaders who train over the year via various service projects to evolve into youth counselors who then plan a 5 day camp (Camp Bharat) for over 200 children in the Indian community of Greater Seattle. In addition, the youth program also offers the Youth Council Porgram where a group of fourteen and fifteen year olds come together to explore leadership and service opportunities within the Seattle area. While members of the Youth Board are selected through a stringent selection process, our Youth Council progam runs on a volunteer basis (first come, first seve).

Camp Bharat is a five day, four night camp that is sponsored by the IAWW Executive Board and conducted by the IAWW Youth Board in August each year. Camp Bharat is organized by our Youth Board members with direction and advice offered by their Youth Advisors and the Director. Camp Bharat is for children of Indian heritage and provides the space for the youth to come together, play and connect with each other, share experiences and develop lasting friendships. A day in the life of a camper includes basic morning Yoga, games (dodge ball, kabbadi, kho, ciricket, pittoo), afternoon workshops on artrs, crafts, langauges of Inida, and board games. Evenings are with story time, camp fires, Garba dance workshops, and walks to the beach. The Indian festival of colors 'Holi' is celebrated in the open space and is always a popular event. As the children leave camp on the fifth day, they discover the depth of their connection and bonds to each other having created the 'Family Camp Bharat'.

IAWW Youth Program announces Camp Bharat 2013 scheduled for Wednesday August 14th to Sunday August 18th at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA.

Upcoming events

10 Jun 2017 8:00 AM • Eastside Baha`i Center 16007 NE 8th St Bellevue WA 98008
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