Susan Young, a local independent photographer, is working with the Clear Conscience Café again and has captured images of one of the unique assets of Central Square and Cambridge: it’s senior citizen population.
An exhibit of some 50 portraits will open on Monday July 20th, 2009 at the Clear Conscience Café located at 581 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139 with a reception from 5pm – 7pm. The exhibit will run through August 20th.
The exhibit and opening event are designed to celebrate a vital segment of our population that embodies the living history of Cambridge, Ma. The senior citizens among us help us define our community – they are a symbol of where we come from and of where we stand today. Many of the people featured in the portraits have lived in the Central Square area for their entire lives – in some cases that is more than 90 years.
Susan undertook this photographic portrait project in order to showcase Cambridge seniors and their vital contributions to the community.
About Cambridge Senior Center
The Cambridge Citywide Senior Center
806 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Located in Central Square Cambridge, the Citywide Senior Center serves as a “one
stop multi-service center for seniors living in Cambridge and its surrounding
area.” The Cambridge Senior Center offers the following programs and services:
Breakfast and lunch is available 6 days a week, a Senior Food Pantry, ESL and
Computer Classes, Tai Chi, Yoga, Strength Training, Dance Aerobics. Line Dancing
and an assortment of exercise programs, Ethnic and cultural Programs which
include the Asian Elders, African-American Seniors, Haitian Seniors, Latino
Seniors and the Russian Elders, Trips in and around New England, an assortment
of arts and crafts classes, Health and Wellness Lectures, Beano, Volunteer
opportunities and many special events. Also located in the Cambridge Citywide
Senior Center is the Windsor House, an adult daycare facility.