Seniors tour was organized by Carnegie Library in coordination with Life Span and BCAP on Monday, November 30th. 26 people from Bhutanese community participated in the tour including volunteers, interpreters and staff from life Span and Library.
We visited Phipps Conservatory for a tour at 10:30 am. After the tour we had a boxed lunched served in a room at Phipps. After lunch we went back to see more places within the Phipps conservatory. We then walk over to the CLP Main library in Oakland for a brief tour at 1:30 before departing Oakland around 3:00 pm for the return trip.
All the participants were very happy and excited to see the different types of plants, vegetation, flowers, forests, etc. They expressed their interest to visit there in future as well.
Some of them sad that the plants there reminded them about their country Bhutan.
School bus picked up at 9:30 am at LifeSpan Senior Center, 320 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210 then immediately following 9:45 am at 2116 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210
Two representatives from the library will attend, Julie Kuchta and Jennifer Pickle along with BCAP representative, Balaram Gurung and volunteers (Interpreters) coordinated the tour so that all questions during the tour were answered.