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February 28, 2006 > ICC expands to Fremont

ICC expands to Fremont

India Community Center, in partnership with the city of Fremont's Human Services Department, will offer its Seniors Program in Fremont twice a month beginning March 6.

The free program will be held at the Fremont Community Center, 40000 Paseo Padre Parkway (adjacent to Lake Elizabeth) on the first and third Mondays of each month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities will include: meditation, yoga, Bollywood dance, round-table discussions on social issues, talent showcases and pot-luck lunches.

South Asians represent more than 10 percent of Fremont's population, one of the largest clusters of Indians outside India. "We have been looking for ways to expand into Fremont for many months now. We wanted some way to reach out to this very large community," said Director of Programs Sunita Prabhu.

The city of Fremont currently has a daily program for seniors at the Lake Elizabeth center, offering a range of activities from Tai Chi and pinochle to cholesterol testing, quilting and painting.

"Collaborating with the India Community Center is part of our broader effort in the Aging, the Ultimate Adventure project," said Asha Chandra, marketing and communications coordinator at the city of Fremont. "Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one of our key strategic goals is to partner with organizations that will help improve the quality of life for seniors in the Tri-City area," she said.

"Working with ICC has been a pleasure," said Mary Anne Mendall, Administrator of Aging and Family Services for the city of Fremont. "We anticipate these new programs will quickly become popular among seniors of all backgrounds," she said.

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