Past events conducted by MSN. If you are interested in joining us for the more events, please join us at our monthly meetings. We have monthly meetings on every fourth Monday of the month at the Fremont Senior Center (40086 Paseo Padre Parkway) from 11 AM to 2 PM. Please refer to the meeting schedule, which has the exact meeting dates for the entire year and a summary of activities planned for the meeting, below.

Dr. Karim M. Hussain, a popular Cardiologist, was the chief guest at the bi-monthly gathering of the Muslim Support Network, held on Monday (Feb. 13) at the Senior Citizens Center, Fremont. Dr. Hussein gave a lecture on hypertension. He explained the causes of hypertension and how it can be controlled. After his informative talk Dr. Karim answered questions of the gathering. Zeby Mohsin, Vice President of the MSN thanked Dr. Karim for sparing some of his precious time to attend the MSN gathering. She said that one of the objectives of the MSN was to provide the seniors with information that is useful for them. The MSN now holds gatherings on the second and fourth Mondays of every month to provide socializing opportunity to the seniors. The purpose is that the seniors could share their grief and joys with their friends and Monday’s gathering was its best example. The gathering offered condolences to Ziaullah on the death of his younger brother in India. Hatem Rani led the prayer for the departed sole. The gathering also joined Abdul Razzak Adenwala and his wife in the celebration of their 46th wedding anniversary with cutting a cake.

Another interesting feature of Monday’s gathering was handicraft competition. The MSN offered prizes for the best handicraft work.

Written by MSN’s Senior Member,
Dr. Abdus Sattar Ghazali
MSN had its monthly meeting where we requested our seniors to share any kind of Poetry/Shairi/Nazm/ and/or clean jokes. It started at 11:30 and each participant were given 5 minutes. Seniors were enthusiastic, excited, and participated wholeheartedly. The smiles showed how much fun they had, and we ended the meeting with a delicious lunch.
MSN hosted a Healthy Food Competition.
MSN hosted a field trip to Filoli Gardens. 100_1512
MSN hosted a senior health fair and family picnic, which was sponsored by a grant from Kaiser.
MSN hosted a lunch for its seniors at Fresh Choice in Milpitas. The seniors enjoyed healthy food and socialized amongst each other.
Muslim Support Network held a fun-filled picnic at Lake Elizabeth park in Fremont on June 27th, 2009. Free lunch was enjoyed by everyone who attended, and children also had a great time with face painting and getting henna tattoos.
Zeby Mohsin, MSN Vice President, hosted National Night Out in their neighborhood in Milpitas. Many neighbors came out to spend some time, get to know their neighbors, and share a meal. The event was attended by City of Milpitas Mayor, Jose Eseteves, and also by Police Chief, Dennis Gram.

The event was also attended by Asiya Asif, MSN Treasurer. The Police Chief honored the Mohsin family with an award. It was nice to have the community to come out and get to know one another. The children of the neighborhood had a chance to meet with the police officers and ask questions. Everyone had an enjoyable time.
MSN hosted a “Healthy Eating” seminar at the ever-popular Mehran Restaurant. Presenter Tahira Malik demonstrated healthy eating habits with Pakistani food. With the seniors in mind, she demonstrated portion sizes, foods to avoid, and strategies to combat diabetes. With an interactive discussion, Malik made this serious topic inviting and interesting. The seniors enjoyed most the fact that she personalized meal plans for individuals according to their health, body and ages.

This event was well-attended, with an audience of nearly 80 people. The surveys confirmed that this speaker and topic were much appreciated and the seniors are looking forward to future events.
MSN sponsored a field trip to the Great Mall. Not only were the seniors able to do some shopping, they got the recommended exercise. Attendees indulged in Shwarmas from Sam’s Restaurant located in the food court, and to end the trip, the Paratransit drove the seniors to the Irvington Mosque.