The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) has released “Southeast Asian Voices,” a collection of stories from community leaders and elders of Southeast Asian descent served by the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).
Southeast Asian Voices was compiled by Chew Communications of Seattle. It captures stories of 29 Southeast Asian elders and community leaders.
Bounrod Bounyavong, a Lao elder profiled in the publication says, “The executive director of Lao American Community Services called to ask if I was interested in getting some training. That is how I got involved with NAPCA. I learned how to fax, scan, e-mail, Skype, and use the computer to improve my typing and English.”
Southeast Asian Voices is the third SCSEP-related publication produced by NAPCA.
In 2010, NAPCA unveiled “Senior Voices and Pacific Islander Voices,” featuring the stories of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) elders and the community leaders that serve them through the SCSEP program. ♦
For a complimentary copy of “Senior Voices, Pacific Islander Voices,” or “Southeast Asian Voices,” contact NAPCA SCSEP National Coordinator Kelsey Sagawa at 206-838-8174. The publications can also be viewed online at www.napca.org.