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Happy New Year, Chinese style

UConn social work intern Jie Zhang (second from left) led a celebration of  Chinese new year for Hebrew Health Care residents, including (l to r) Miriam Cooper, Helen Horovitz and Molly Dressler.

UConn social work intern Jie Zhang (second from left) led a celebration of
Chinese new year for Hebrew Health Care residents, including (l to r) Miriam Cooper, Helen Horovitz and Molly Dressler.

On Jan. 13, Jie Zhang, a UConn social work intern, visited Hebrew Health Care to lead residents in a celebration of the Chinese new year – the Year of the Horse. Zhang taught residents how to say “happy new year” in Chinese, told a story about the Chinese zodiac and shared the character traits of each Zodiac animal. The residents also enjoyed an afternoon of Chinese folk music and a traditional Chinese feast, topped off with a fortune cookie. At the end of the event, each resident received the gift of a red pouch, representing happiness, wealth and longevity.

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