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Dan | profile | all galleries >> General Interest Galleries >> A. Jean Brugger Foundation Galleries >> Ancianos Christmas Party at the Blue Marlin Grill tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Ancianos Christmas Party at the Blue Marlin Grill

Ancianos is Spanish for “the ancients.” In Nicaragua, however, it is used to describe Senior Citizens, or as Jean so nicely puts it, “old folks.” The ancianos in Nicaragua are respected and admired, yet often find themselves a bit overlooked when it comes to social events and programs. In 2003, Jean Brugger decided that she wanted to remedy this, and began the Ancianos Luncheon. This program involves providing lunch and dessert for the guests, as well as playing games (such as Bingo and Musical Chairs) and dancing to live music. The guests win prizes and are given small gifts, simply so that they know that they are appreciated. The foundation students volunteer at each activity, and many local residents show up to support us as well. Fundación A. Jean Brugger coordinates with local businesses and restaurants, (such as El Timón, Blue Marlin, El Globo, La Cascada) who supply the food, coordinates entertainment and activities. On major holidays, such as Christmas, special activities are held, and there can be up to two hundred ancianos in attendance.

Fundacion A. Jean Brugger

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