University House Issaquah Hosts Panel Discussion about Moroccan Sister-City Delegation & Value of Cultural Exchange

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Issaquah citizens are invited to an evening of conversational learning with Issaquah Press General Manager, Joe Heslet, Issaquah Mayor, Fred Butler & other civic leaders.

When the opportunity to host our sister-city friends presented itself, we were delighted to say ‘yes’ because it’s such a winning idea; our residents and broader community are enriched as a result."

University House Issaquah is partnering with the Issaquah Sister-City Program, Salmons Days, Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and the City of Issaquah to welcome Issaquah’s sister-city delegation from Chefchaouen, Morocco. University House will host the entire delegation during their formal visit to Issaquah, October 1 through October 7.

In advance of the delegation visit, University House is hosting, ‘The Value of Cultural Exchange’, a panel discussion on Monday, September 29th, 6:30PM – 8:00PM. Panelists include:

Moderator, Issaquah Press General Manager, Joe Heslet
Panelist, Issaquah Mayor, Fred Butler
Panelist, Sister-City Program Leader & Past Delegate, Othmane Rahmouni
Panelist, University of Washington Professor of International Studies and Moroccan Culture , Adil Ait Hamd

‘The Value of Cultural Exchange’ Panel is open to all neighbors and free to attend with advance reservations, which can be made by calling 425-577-4200.

Panel experts share insights about the benefits Issaquah citizens derive from cultural exchange, answer questions submitted by the audience, and give attendees some helpful how to’s on getting the most from their interactions with their Moroccan counterparts.

“Lifelong learning is a big part of the lifestyle here at University House Issaquah, and our residents are always excited to support our community,” says University House Issaquah Executive Director, Lynda Krill. “When the opportunity to host our sister-city friends presented itself, we were delighted to say ‘yes’ because it’s such a winning idea; our residents and broader community are enriched as a result.”

University House Issaquah, one of Era Living’s eight premier retirement communities, offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living and Assisted Living care.

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