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2nd Annual PASSi Autumn Festival

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Penn Asian Senior Services (PASSi)

6926 Old York Road

Philadelphia, PA 19126

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SAVE THE DATE!! All are invited to attend this FREE community event!


2018 PASSi Autumn Festival
Sponsored by Aetna Medicare

Enjoy delicious Asian food, rice wine tasting, cultural performances and fun activities to help celebrate family, friends and the good harvest! All are welcome!!

Saturday, September 29th from
11:00am to 3:00pm


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Penn Asian Senior Services is excited to host its 2nd Annual PASSi Autumn Festival on Saturday, September 29th from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Aetna Medicare has generously agreed to be our Major Sponsor. They will be onsite with their RV to provide free health screenings. They will be onsite with the RV unit affectionately named Cora (short for “Corazon”, which means “Heart” in Spanish) to provide a fun health and educational experience. It will be an outdoor, family friendly event that will celebrate the diverse Asian cultures that uphold this tradition.


Influenced by Chinese culture and the lunar calendar, Mid-Autumn Festival is also a traditional festival in many Southeast and Northeast Asian countries. However, the customs vary among the different Asian countries. It is a harvest festival where moon cakes are traditionally eaten. In Korea, the Autumn Festival is called Chuseok.


The Autumn Festival celebrates three fundamental concepts that are closely connected:

  • Gathering, such as family and friends coming together, or harvesting crops for the festival. It's said the moon is the brightest and roundest on this day which means family reunion. And this is the main reason why people think mid-autumn is important.

  • Thanksgiving, to give thanks for the harvest, or for harmonious unions

  • Praying (asking for conceptual or material satisfaction), such as for babies, a spouse, beauty, longevity, or for a good future.

The event will have delicious Asian food, cultural performances, fun games and activities, a photo booth, wine tasting and much more! In celebration of family, there will be numerous prizes for all ages, including an Intergenerational Prize for a group with 3 generations in attendance. All are welcome to join us for this huge celebration!

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Founded in 2004 by Imja Choi, Penn Asian Senior Services Inc. (PASSi) promotes the well-being of Asian American seniors and other adults who are disadvantaged by their language and cultural barriers. PASSi uniquely provides home-based care in 21 different languages and operates a beautiful adult day care facility (Penn Asian Jubilee Center) that offers culturally infused programs for diverse participants. Additionally, PASSi established Penn Asian Vocational Institute (PAVI) in 2006 to develop a bilingual workforce that addresses the emerging needs of different communities by training Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides.

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