Seniors at Harwood Place Retirement Community get into the Olympic spirit

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Seniors at Harwood Place Retirement Community in Wauwatosa are getting into the Olympic spirit! 

This week, residents enjoyed all the sports action and culture at a fun event called "Destination: Beijing." 

First was a tour of China, where residents received a walking tour booklet to read and learn more about the country. 

For lunch, residents sampled Asian cuisine including Wonton soup, General Tso's chicken and shrimp salad cold plate. 

Following lunch, residents learned calligraphy with special calligraphy artist, Mrs. Shan Lu, a Chinese teacher and translator. 

To end the day, a themed dinner included fried dumplings, an emperor's platter and Tanghulu, a traditional northern Chinese dessert made with candied fruit kabob. A sampling of Asian tea and traditional Chinese candy sampling followed. 


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