Upcoming May events from the Asian American Resource Center in Austin.
Through a variety of educational programs, the Asian American Resource Center is dedicated to providing our community with camps, workshops, classes and events that highlight the rich diversity of Asian and Asian American cultures.
The AARC’s Recreational and Intergenerational Community Education is a program designed to address the intergenerational wellness and education needs of Austin residents, with particular focus on the underserved Asian American community. The RICE program is a comprehensive educational program tailored to needs of seniors, adults and youth.
In Sanskrit, the word for rice carries the meaning “sustainer of the human race.” Rice is a staple food spanning countries from the Philippines, Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and beyond.
The RICE Program encompasses several components, including:
Senior Lunch Social: Free meals for Austin seniors ages 60+ every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Recreational Activities: Including Tai Chi, table tennis, Asian board games, yoga, crafts, other.
Health Education: Including topics such as heart health, diabetes management and other.
RICE Intergenerational Garden: Community members of all ages will work on projects together to develop our intergenerational garden that will consist of Asian produce, herbs and flora.
For more info visit http://www.austintexas.gov/aarc.