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Welcome to e-VOLV Senior Connections. We’re delivering streaming programming and activities into the homes of seniors through the tablets and devices they’re already using. Our goal: to help seniors make connections they can use to build bridges over loneliness and isolation; broaden their horizons; and enlarge their lives.

May is  

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

During weeks one and two of the month of May e-VOLV Senior Connections will highlight at least one interesting and engaging program covering the topic of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Here Are this Week's Programming Picks

GlobeDocs Presents: Short Films Honoring AAPI Heritage Month

 

GlobeDocs

Monday, May 23rd | 5:00 PM EST

As part of The Boston Globe’s celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, GlobeDocs has partnered with Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc), the Center Asian American Media (CAAM), Boston Asian American Film Festival, and WORLD Channel to present a curated series of short films featuring AAPI stories. Veronica Chao, deputy managing editor, Living Arts, and editor of The Boston Globe Magazine, will moderate a discussion with a few of the filmmakers to shed light on the context and process behind each film.

 

 

 

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Brave Girls Virtual Story Time : A Queen to the Rescue

The Story of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah

 

National History Women's Museum

Wednesday, May 25th | 12:00 PM EST 

Join the National Women's History Museum and author Nancy Churnin as she reads her 2021 children's book A Queen to the Rescue: The Story of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah, followed by live Q&A with the audience!

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Plant-Based Asian Food Then & Now

 

Smithsonian

Wednesday, May 25th | 6:00 PM EST 

 

 

Can the roots of contemporary plant-based food trends be traced back to Asian culinary traditions? In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, join us for an intimate conversation moderated by Joe Yonan, Food and Dining editor of The Washington Post, featuring the Queen of Vegan Cheese (Miyoko Schinner) and The Korean Vegan (Joanne Lee Molinaro).

 

 

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CONFRONTING RACIAL INJUSTICE: RISING ASIAN AMERICAN VOICES

 

 

Massachusetts Historical Society

Thursday, May 26th | 6:00 PM EST

 

Anti-Asian violence is not new. Join us for a conversation about the history of racial violence against Asian Americans, and the recent rise of Asian American voices.

Paul Lee, Retired Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP; Phil Tajitsu Nash, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; and Representative Tram Nguyen; Moderated by Honorable Catherine Ham, Associate Justice, Massachusetts Superior Court

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 Pop Goes the Culture: The History of Asians in American Pop Culture

Tuesday, May 31st | 7:00 PM EST

Free Event | Ashland Public Library

In the pre-talkie early years of Hollywood, two of the biggest silent movie stars, Sessue Hayakawa and Anna May Wong were Asian. Portrayed as exotic and inscrutable, these stars graced the silver screen with great success. But suddenly and within a short period of time, all the major Hollywood movie studios began hiring white actors instead of actual Asians and gave them the “yellowface” treatment with taped-back eyes and makeup. Fast-forward to today, and Asians have attained an amazing level of stardom and success both on TV and the big screen. How, when and why did all those cultural shifts come about? This presentation covers more than a century of how Asians have been portrayed in Hollywood, on commercials, and on stage.
Presented by Gil Asakawa a journalist, editor, author and blogger who covers Japan, Japanese American, Asian American and Pacific Islander cultural and social justice issues, with a blog, The Nikkei View.
 
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Three in four older Americans want to stay in their homes and age in place, and technology that allows them to get help in an emergency or track their health virtually can be critical to helping them achieve that goal.

Source: Nelson Kakulla. Brittne. 2020 Tech Trends of the 50+. Washington, DC: AARP Research, January 2020

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Older adults who volunteer for as little as two hours per week can substantially lower their risk of early death, become more physically active, and improve their sense of well-being compared with those who don’t volunteer according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Connectors Corner  

The “Connector’s Corner” is a section where we highlight  programming and events seniors won’t want to miss on this platform. We especially appreciate the feedback we’ve received since our launch, and hope your comments keep coming; either through the contact button below, or by emailing me directly. [email protected]

Our typical February & March should get us thinking Spring, and we’re serving up a free 5-hour workshop to prep us for gardening. Brought to us from the experts from Rutgers University. Think fresh veggies!

Anytime I can find a virtual event that teaches a craft in the safety and comfort of home, I’d like to know about it. Right now, we’re featuring “Virtual Knitting Live!”. Although it requires a purchase, it has several level packages to choose from and an impressive instructor line-up. Let me know what you think!

This month we’re also featuring the entertainment and education website Goldstar. Here you can find free and discounted offerings ranging from yada-yada-yada Seinfeld Trivia to Pride & Prejudice.

So much to stream and do! And something for everyone!

Links to the newest special events can always be found in the “Fresh Connections” section of this website and our e-volv Facebook page.

So, move over millennials! The digital world is now the domain of  SENIORS.

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Gordon Szerlip, Chief Connector,

 

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