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Alisa commented on Poker and Planning - Update 6/24

Hi Bettina Fliegel sorry for the delay in my response to you-- I've been out of the country. My grandfather plays an Iranian card game called "hokm" (probably the most popular card game in Iran!). I don't believe that there are social workers there, but there are program leaders on staff. Because it is a center serving primarily Iranian seniors, all staff speak Farsi fluently. 

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Alisa commented on Poker and Planning - Update 6/24

Hi Bettina. I love the simplicity of this idea and think that your idea to use existing gathering places is spot-on. My elderly Iranian grandfather found great solace and community in a center for Persian seniors here in the Bay Area, CA. Thinking about his experience, I'm wondering how "Poker and Planning" can reflect the multiculturalism of senior populations, taking into account those that do not speak English, or who might feel more comfortable playing games that they are more accustomed to? 

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Alisa commented on Zika Education Using Costumes & Fun Models

Hi Neshani. Thanks for highlighting this example, and for sending over the article. I love this strategy because it focuses on a crucial population: children. There's such amazing impact to be had here because children tend to spread information rapidly within their communities, and they will carry this knowledge for years to come! Elmo is a universal teacher, huh?