Original Richard Allen Committee, Inc. Hosts 20th Annual Senior Citizens Banquet

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Lois Fernandez, Founder, ODUNDE, Inc., to Discuss Activism, Health and Senior Living Issues in Philadelphia

Original Richard Allen Committee

More than 100 senior citizen residents of Gladys B. Jacobs Manor, along with caretakers, family members, friends and “Original Richard Allen” members, are expected to attend the 20th Annual Senior Citizens Banquet, hosted by The Original Richard Allen Committee, Inc. (ORAC). This year, ODUNDE, Inc. founder and long-time activist and cultural leader, Lois Fernandez, will deliver the keynote address, speaking on issues related to Philadelphia’s aging population. Fernandez is credited with opening OSUN Village, a state-of-the-art, 16-unit, one-bedroom apartment building, designed exclusively for low-to-moderate income seniors.

Each year, ORAC aims to spark conversation among the residents of Gladys B. Jacobs Manor by providing relevant information on issues that affect their families, friends, and communities.

The Original Richard Allen Committee, Inc. was founded 22 years ago by a small group of former residents of the Richard Allen housing development, located between 9th and 12th streets and between Fairmount Avenue and Popular Street, in North Central Philadelphia.

WHO:

  •     More than 100 residents of Gladys B. Jacobs Manor, family members, friends, caretakers and “Original Richard Allen” members
  •     The Original Richard Allen Committee, Inc. (ORAC)
  •     Lois Fernandez, founder, ODUNDE, Inc.

WHEN:
Saturday, October 20, 2012
1:00pm – 4:00pm

WHERE:    
Gladys B. Jacobs Manor
1100 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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