PASSi’s Lunar New Year Celebrations

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PASSi hosted a Lunar New Year Lunch Celebration on February 25th and Korean First Full Moon Festival on February 21st at our beautiful new building in Philadelphia.

  • Approximately 400 hundred guests attended the events and toured our new facility
  • Guests enjoyed ethnic meals, karaoke, and cultural performances.
  • The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and SEPTA provided information to this typically isolated population on how to receive services and how seniors can use public transit.
  • Im Ja Choi, the Founder & Executive Director of PASSi, introduced PASSi’s new adult day care center, the Penn Asian Jubilee Center. 

 

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 exampled two of PASSi's clients' families to describe 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 on 6 ABC

PASSi was featured on the ABC television show Visions in honor of Asian Pacific Islander heritage month. In case you missed it, here is a link of the video below:

PASSi on 6 ABC

PASSi 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:

ImJa Choi Receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Ellis IslandPASSi's Executive Director, ImJa Choi, received a 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 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 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 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.

PASSi Executive Director Receives Citation for helping Asian Seniors

ImJawithStateRep.MikeGerberPASSi is delighted to announce that PA State Representative Michael Gerber honored Im Ja Choi for her work as Executive Direcor and Founder of PASSi.

Aetna Foundation Grant

 

PASSi is excited to announce that they have received a grant from the Aetna Foundation to address disparities in Alzheimer’s/Dementia resources for English-limited Asian seniors and their caregivers.

With funding from this grant, PASSi will:
  • Partner with the Alzheimer’s Association to hold community workshops in winter and spring of 2012 for the Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian communities.
  • Offer caregiver training sessions in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian for individuals serving as a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
  • Translate and post fact sheets provided by the Family Caregiver Alliance on Alzheimer’s and Dementia in Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, and Khmer.
  • Produce a short Korean language caregiver training film on Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
  • Create a comprehensive list of resource providers equipped to care for English limited Asian seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

Stay tuned for announcements about these upcoming events and resources.

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Latest News

 We are hiring ! 

PASSi is opening new adult daycare facility,JUBILEE CENTER in our new building located in north Philadelphia early spring this year.

This expension requires many new employment opportunities with PASSi

 Click here for more details.

 HHA Class Information

PASSi is now accepting applications for our Home Health Aide classes. The classes will be held in English, Korean, Chinese, Cambodian and Asian Indian.  This two-week program offers 80 hours of training. 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 – 1:30pm; 7:30am – 2:00pm 

 Sign up today! Class size is limited.

Fill out the form here and have all the required documents ready for your appointment. For more information or make an appointment call Jenny Bedin at 215-572-1234.

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

Penn Asian Senior Services is currently hiring Home Healthcare Aides.

  • Qualification: HHA certificate. or some experience. We will train applicants without experience.
  • Qualified applicant can start to work immediately.

PASSi is a non-profit organization licensed in Pennsylvania. We offer fringe benefits, including paid vacations, health insurance, and 401K retirement plan, as well as comparable salary based on experience and capability.

Call 215-572-1234 for more information

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