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Sunday, April 13 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Panel: Culture and Aging

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We are three New Americans, who have come from widely disparate countries to make Vermont our home.  Through words, pictures, and video, we’ll share the ways that each of our own imbedded traditions demonstrates respect for elders, describe the vital roles that elders play in our cultures, and  tell you stories.  We’ll describe how we bridge the cultural divide between the hard-won experience of our older generation and the quicker adjustment to the American way of our younger generation.  From Bhutan, Burma, and Burundi, we’re honored to share the comfort of our age-old wisdom and the pulsating momentum of our eagerness to learn new ways.



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Three panelists from other cultures discuss how appreciation of elders gives younger people the energy they need to find their own strength. Having been in this country for a few years, panelists will share their cultures’ perspectives on retirement communities, tell stories illustrating wisdom, social acumen, and the imperative of respect.                      Noel Mukiza came to... Read More →



Sunday April 13, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Black Box Theater (MSL 3rd Floor) 1 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401