“The City Hall Senior Center Chorus…purpose is to use music to bring people together, make friends, improve their artistic skills, and enhance Western and Chinese cultural arts. It also brings happiness to the community… “ – Sing Tao Newspaper, September 6, 2014, Li Jie Ying

Hamilton-Madison House (“The House”) is a 116-year old voluntary, non-profit settlement house dedicated to improving the quality of life of its community by providing the tools for future educational, social and professional success. In keeping with the House’s mission, programs are developed to meet both immediate daily needs as well as to provide enrichment activities. The House has programs to meet the cultural, linguistic, and economic requirements of this diverse area known as Two Bridges or Chinatown. Today, more than 10,000 children and adults take part in free or low-cost programs including early childhood education, music development programs, immigrant services, multilingual behavioral health clinics and senior services. The City Hall Senior Center (CHSC) was established in 1951, as The House’s Chinese Golden Age Club to serve a post-war immigrant community. Today, CHSC is a full service senior center that provides low cost meals as well as recreational and educational programs to over 2,000 seniors monthly. CHSC programs include ESL/citizenship classes, wellness activities such as tai chi, ballroom dance, yuen chi, ping pong, table games such as mahjong and Chinese chess, and cultural programs which expose members to other cultures.

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