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Newsletter – National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (
How Aging and Legal Services Providers Can Better Serve AAPI Older Adults
June 23, 2021


Asian American and Pacific Islander older adults are a diverse community with many unique needs and specific issues. Unfortunately, the AAPI community has been met with longstanding discrimination and xenophobia, including high-profile attacks in recent months. Many of these incidents have disproportionately targeted AAPI older adult women, based on potential perceptions of vulnerability at the intersection of age, gender, and race.

Culturally Informed Policy and Programs with and for Asian and Pacific Islander Older Adults
March 3, 2021

California Department of Aging’s Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar Series: Culturally Informed Policy and Programs with and for Asian and Pacific Islander Older Adults.

Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech and Resilience (Aging King County)
January 5, 2021

NAPCA outlining its programs and resources in King County of WA State.
– Emiko Ormsbee | Manager, Community Resource

– Jenna Holzberg | Regional Project Director, SCSEP

– Teresa Cheung | SCSEP Case Manager

Social Security Subcommittee Hearing on “Equity in Social Security: In Their Own Words”
June 15, 2021

NAPCA employee Mrs. Prepedigma ‘Cora’ McDonnell testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee, sharing her personal story as a Social Security beneficiary.

   Julian Blair, Social Security beneficiary from Washington, DC 
    Elba Lopez, Social Security beneficiary from Philadelphia, PA Testimony
    Cora McDonnell, Social Security beneficiary from Seattle, WA Testimony
    Kitty Ruderman, Social Security beneficiary from Queens, NY Testimony
    Mary Widmier, EdD, Social Security beneficiary from Houston, TX Testimony

House Committee on the Judiciary: Hearing on Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans
March 18, 2021

NAPCA testifies at House hearing on Discrimination & Violence Against Asian Americans. Read the full written testimony here.

Culturally Informed Policy and Programs with and for Asian and Pacific Islander Older Adults
May 25, 2021

Live panel moderated by Founder of Ron Chew Communications, Ron Chew, and featuring President & CEO National of Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA), Joon Bang, Executive Director of Asian Counseling & Referral Service (ACRS), Michael Byun, Executive Director of Communities Rise, Jodi Nishioka, and Executive Director of Interim Community Development Association, Pradeepta Upadhyay. Part of Rainier Avenue Radio’s celebration and education of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month during the entire month of May providing an exciting overview of AAPI heritage and experiences.

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