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York County Community Foundation’s Embracing Aging initiative is postponing the Rediscover York event on Friday because of weather.

Organizers of the event said expected rain is a factor in rescheduling the event. More information for the rescheduled time should be available soon, according to a spokesperson.

The initiative was inviting older residents of the York area to come rediscover York City during First Friday.

Cathy Bollinger, managing director of Embracing Aging, said the group wanted to give older adults the chance to reconnect with the city and make new memories in the areas they may have grown up in. From 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, senior citizens and other aging adults will have the chance to explore the city.

"It actually came from an experience I had shopping with my grandmother as a child," she said. "We would take the bus from Red Lion and go around to the stores on Sundays, wandering from one to another and grabbing lunch before heading home."

Memories like that inspired Bollinger to create the event because York has changed so much in the last 50 years, she said. It's a time for older residents to get reacquainted with the city and make new memories with friends and family.

"As a baby boomer now working in the City of York, I wonder if there are any grandmothers doing the same thing with their grandchildren," Bollinger said. "I think it's going to be a fun time. We have a wide variety of entertainment and activities."

Live entertainment at Cherry Lane, tours of the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center and performances of improv troupe DreamWrights stAGES will take place around downtown York City. Cooking demonstrations at YorKitchen in Central Market are also taking place.

There will also be a health fair of service providers along the first block of West Market Street, Bollinger said.

For more information on the event and for a full schedule of events happening for Rediscover York, visit yccf.org/RediscoverYork or call the York County Community Foundation at 717-848-3733.

— Reach Katherine Ranzenberger at kranzenberger@yorkdispatch.com

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