City proclaims September ‘BIPOC/Black and Brown Senior Month’

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The city of Rochester proclaimed September “BIPOC/Black and Brown Senior Month.”

There was a formal ceremony on Friday with community leaders and legislators. The proclamation will raise awareness and celebrate seniors’ contributions.

Common Ground Health had a hand in making this honor possible. Its Senior Adults Community Engagement Project is a group of seniors of color who engage and share their wisdom with a wide variety of community organizations.

“But we need you, we need our older residents to continue using your experience and your knowledge to teach us, to keep us informed about how we can better serve you and let us know what you’re seeing in your own backyards,” said Monroe County Executive Adam Bello.

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