Rep. Marino’s ‘Senior Day at the DIA’ sculpts new memories of iconic museum for local seniors

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Illustrates their important role in promoting local attractions

State Rep. Steve Marino (R-Harrison Township) recently hosted a free ‘Senior Day at the DIA’ event to conveniently connect local residents with the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Last Thursday’s event was attended by nearly 40 Harrison Township seniors and featured a catered lunch, roundtrip transportation, and an opportunity to tour the DIA’s extensive art collections and exhibits.

“This was a great opportunity to bring residents in our community together and visit one of our most historic regional assets,” Marino said. “Many shared childhood memories of the DIA, and it was great to see that same level of excitement while traveling from one exhibit to another.”

Given the popularity of the event, Marino said he is planning other trips throughout the summer and looking at additional destinations for seniors to enjoy.

“When the only complaint is wanting more time to explore, it’s pretty clear that we must ensure our seniors have the opportunities to visit these destinations,” Marino said. “The Harrison Township Tucker Senior Center and DIA staff were incredible, and I am very grateful to everyone who attended this wonderful event.”

Photo information: Rep. Marino stands with residents outside the Harrison Township Senior Center before the trip to the DIA.

Photo information: Rep. Marino admires the Detroit industry iurals by artist Diego Rivera with attendants of the free Senior DIA Day. The murals surround Rivera Court inside the DIA and celebrate Detroit’s rich industrial history.