Lincoln Heights youth and senior programs had some fun in the sun with a Paint and Sip event to close out their summer activities.
They were treated to hot dogs and hamburgers while they created paintings and enjoyed each others’ company on August 25. The youth also received backpacks, school supplies, trophies, winter coats, and more.
The two programs, made possible by grants from the New Communities Initiative and Our School Time and run by East River Family Strengthening Collaborative, have kept the younger and older members of Lincoln Heights busy throughout the pandemic and especially this summer. The programs and grants also made the purchase of laptops by the Lincoln Heights Resident Council for both age groups possible so they could participate in school and meet for social events at a safe distance.
The young people had a full schedule between July 12 and August 20. East of the River coordinators led the kids on daily adventures, including horseback riding, gardening and science activities, boxing, arts, and biking. In fact, thanks to grant monies, the bikes the youth rode each Friday were purchased for them to take home.
The seniors’ regular programs included breakfasts, attending movies, regular online fitness classes, visiting the Amish Market, regular online chats, and health seminars, to name a few.