St. Stephen's Community House participants

Yo-Sun Son

Yo-Sun SonYo-Sun Son

I truly belong

"When my husband passed away, it was like my whole life stopped.

Friends suggested the Korean senior’s group held every Monday at St. Stephen’s. I was shy at the beginning, but then I started trying new activities like karaoke. And it is so fun. No matter what your skill is, when you enjoy it makes you and everybody around you happier.

I love the laughter exercise, and especially dancing to the songs like Kita Boogie that were popular when we were young.

Today, I love to talk to people, especially those who look lonely and shy. I help them open up, find friends and activities to enjoy. I love watching how their faces light up when they relax, start chatting and enjoying themselves.

The program is such a great way for many lonely Korean seniors who speak very little English and cannot participate in other community programs. I love everything about it and wouldn’t change a thing. I truly belong here.”


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