Penn Asian Jubilee Center hosted the play "Heaven Flowers"

The Penn Asian Jubilee Center hosted the play "Heaven Flowers" on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 and Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Heaven Flowers tells the story of two Korean seniors who meet and fall in love and even through a life changing event, the play shows that it is never too late to love.

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Curtis SummerFest Concert

On July 31st, the Penn Asian Jubilee Center received a baby grand piano from an anonymous donor. It is a Straub baby grand piano from the 1940s or 1950s.We are very appreciative of this generous donation. We recently had the piano tuned so that it can be fully enjoyed by our adult day care clients during the Curtis SummerFest Concert.

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The Huffington Post Recgonizes Im Ja Choi

 

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The Huffington Post has recgonized Im Ja Choi for her outstanding work in the Asian American senior community. The article describes the trials and tribuations she endured while taking care of her mother who was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2002, and the success that she has gained through building PASSi to be the organization it is today. To read the article please click the following link:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-tarnoff/reinvention-boomers_b_5545993.html

Penn Asian Jubilee Center Open House Reception

 On Friday, June 27th, people from Philadelphia and its surrounding regions came out to support PASSi to celebrate the opening of The Penn Asian Jubilee Center. The event included a tour of the Jubilee Center, musical entertainment, and speeches by special guests.

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PASSi Was Featured By New York Times

Used on FlyerPASSi has been featured by the New York Times about the organization's significant work with aging Asian American seniors with limited-English proficiency and cultural barriers. The article points out the rapidly growing need for better services and support system for this growing population. It also provided examples of two of PASSi's clients' families, describing the struggles in caring for their elderly parents.  PASSi's Founder/Executive Director Ms. Im Ja Choi was also covered as a leader in this field.

The article appeared on January 15, 2014, on page A11, titled "As Parents Age, Asian-Americans Struggle to Obey a Cultural Code".
To read the article, please link the following:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/15/us/as-asian-americans-age-their-children-face-cultural-hurdles.html?hp.

 

PASSi Home Health Care Services in Montgomery County (2)

Penn Asian Senior Services is excited to announce that it has been selected as a 2012-2015 Program Investment/Community Impact partner by the North Penn United Way.  This support will allow Penn Asian to reach Asian seniors, especially the Asian Indian and other South Asian communities, in the North Penn and Indian valley area.  To learn more about the North Penn United Way's Program Investments, click here.

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PASSi's Executive Director Named "Citizen of the Week"

PASSi's executive director Im Ja Choi was featured as "Citizen of the Week" in the Montgomery Media newspaper for her work in establishing a home health care agency to better serve ailing Asian-American seniors with language and cultural barriers. Read more about the story here.

Im Ja Choi Receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Ellis IslandPASSi's Executive Director, Im Ja Choi, received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) on Saturday, May 11th, 2013, along with 97 other outstanding Americans at a ceremony on historic Ellis Island.  Ms. Choi was selected to receive a medal for her work as founder and Executive Director of Penn Asian Senior Services, a nonprofit home care agency that serves Asian seniors and disabled adults in southeastern Pennsylvania.


Collaboration between PASSi and the Korean Senior Association of Greater Philadelphia

Check out the recently published article in Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal about PASSi's collaboration with the Korean Senior Association of Greater Philadelphia!  The article can be accessed here.

PASSi is Featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer!

PASSi was recently featured on the front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer!  Check out the story here.

Aide Ly Bui of Penn Asian Senior Services cares for Bach Do in Philly from other Asian nations as well as clients born in the United States.Home Health Aide, Ly Bui, and PASSi client, Bach Do, were featured in the Inquirer article.

PASSi Expands Home Health Care Services to Asian Indian Community

PASSi is excited to announce that it has expanded its home health care servces to the Asian Indian Community.  PASSi now has an Asian Indian Community Coordinator and home health aides fluent in Hindi and Gujarati to better serve the Asian Indian community.  Please contact the office to learn more about this service option. 

Alzheimer's Project

PASSi is excited to announce that it is offering expanded services for family, caregivers and Asians with Alzheimer's. With funding from the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, PASSi will offer community outreach and education on Alzheimer's disease, case management services, caregiver support groups, and other resources for Asian families impacted by Alzheimer's.  PASSi will partner with the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter and the Dementia Care Foundation for this project.  Stay tuned for more information! 

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PASSi Home Health Care Services in Montgomery County

Penn Asian Senior Services is excited to announce that it has been selected as a 2012-2015 Program Investment/Community Impact partner by North Penn United Way.  This support will allow Penn Asian to reach Asian seniors, especially the Asian Indian and other South Asian communities, in the North Penn and Indian valley area.  To learn more about the North Penn United Way's Program Investments, click here.

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PASSi Receives Grant from Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Outreach

PASSi's Board of Directors is excited to announce that it received a $30,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  The grant will allow PASSi to conduct community outreach and education events targeting Philadelphia's Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Korean communities.  PASSi will partner with Abington Memorial Hospital and Mercy Suburban Hospital to provide free health screenings for PASSi's home health aides, home care clients, and other Asian immigrant women.Philadelphia Vertical RGB JPG

PASSi Executive Director Featured in the New York Times!

The New York Times featured PASSi's Executive Director, Im Ja Choi, in an article about how baby boomers are creating innovative new approaches to health care delivery that improve health outcomes for the elderly and reduce the cost of delivering health care to America's increasing large and diverse elderly population.  Ms. Choi discussed how she founded PASSi to address the need for linguistically and culturally targeted home health care for Asian seniors.  As it has grown, PASSi continues to strive to meet the needs of English-limited Asian seniors and help them navigate the complex U.S. health care system.  To read the article, go to the New York Times' web page.

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Book Donations

The Penn Asian Jubilee Center would like to create a small library for our adult day care clients! In order to do this, we will need any and all book and magazine donations in any Asian languages such as Korean, Cambodian, Chinese, etc. We are also accepting a few donations of books and magazines in English as well. PASSi is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization so any donations will be tax deductible. If you have any questions about donating books or magazines, please call Sharon Hartz at (215) 572-1234 ext. 14 or for any tax donation related questions, please call Fallon Every at ext. 12. To donate please send to:

Penn Asian Senior Services

6926 Old York Road

Philadelphia, PA 19126

 HHA Class Information

PASSi is now accepting applications for our Home Health Aide classes. The classes will be taught in various languages including English, Korean, Chinese, Khmer/Cambodian, and Gujarati.  This two-week program offers 80 hours of instruction. Please call 215-572-1234 for more information. 

 Nurse Aide Class Information

Competitive Tuition Rates

Seven Week Program

(120 hours of training)
Classes held in English
Classes are Evenings:  

5:00pm – 9:30pm
Weekend Clinical:  

7:30am – 2:30pm

The next NA class will be held in October 2014. Enrollment is currently open for this class. Sign up today!

For more information or to make an appointment call Jenny Bedin at 215-572-1234 ext. 10.

Korean, Chinese, Cambodian and Vietnamese Home Healthcare Aide Needed!

Penn Asian Senior Services is currently hiring Home Health Aides.

  • Qualifications: HHA certificate preferred. Training will be provided to applicants who do not have prior HHA experience
  • Qualified applicants can start work immediately.

 

We offer fringe benefits, including paid vacation, health insurance, 401K retirement plan, as well as comparable salary based on experience and capability.

Call 215-572-1234 for more information.

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