People & Business: July 7

Enclave of Scarborough’s first Freedom Ride with the Portland Wheelers to honor Juneteenth. Contributed / Enclave of Scarborough

Scarborough group celebrates Juneteeth

The Enclave of Scarborough Assisted Living and Memory Care community held its first Juneteenth celebration June 16 as part of a national, company-wide event, which all Bridge Senior Living communities were encouraged to celebrate.

Residents participated in a Freedom Ride facilitated by volunteers of the Portland Wheelers. The cyclists rode on the Eastern Trail holding signs saying “Freedom” and “Juneteenth,” which is a newly created American holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.

Special guest Pious Ali, a Portland councilor, later spoke to residents about the importance of Juneteenth “as a way for all walks of life to connect and honor one another as human beings.”

Ali has worked extensively on educating the public about social justice and has helped many…

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