Elders Programming

Hmong Elders Nutrition Site

The Elders Nutrition Site is located at the La Crosse Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, Inc. This Site is on Wednesday from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. At the site the elders are involved in physical activity, and arts and crafts.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Elders Program, contact Xong Xiong at (608) 781-5744.

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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 Center, located at 1815 WardAvenue in La Crosse, the Hmong Blacksmith Shop is very important, culturally, 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.

Sewing Center

The Sewing Center is also very important to the Hmong community and many elders, as it is a way to sustain and teach Hmong paj ntaub (needlework). The art of paj ntaub 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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