Elders Programming

Hmong Senior Nutrition Site

The Hmong Senior Nutrition Site, a program of the La Crosse County Aging Unit, is located at the La Crosse Area Hmong Cultural and Community Agency’s Center. They meet every Wednesday here from 9:30 AM
to 1:30 PM. At the site, the elders are involved in physical activity, and arts and crafts.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Site please contact La Crosse County Aging Unit at (608) 785-6438.

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The elders took part in the La Crosse Rising to end violence against women.

Blacksmith Shop

Attached to the Hmong Cultural and Community Agency, the Hmong Blacksmith Shop is culturally important to the Hmong community and many elders come to utilize it. These artisans are capable of practicing their trade and sharpening skills learned many years ago prior to fleeing their homeland of Laos following the end of American military involvement in Vietnam.

The Blacksmith Shop is open to anyone in the community; however, an application and small fee must be submitted prior to use.

Sewing Center

 

The Sewing Center is a way to sustain and teach Hmong paj ntaub (needlework). The art of paj ntaub (needlework) is an integral piece of Hmong culture that has been passed down from grandmothers to mothers to daughters as they gave strength and protection to the community through making paj ntaub clothes from the paing-aching hemp process.

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