The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging has issued a second publication focusing on the stories of AAPI elders served through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).
The 39-page book was compiled by Chew Communications, capturing personal stories of 20 Pacific Islanders from the Samoan and Chamorro (from Guam) communities, with the primary focus being on elders who continue to find meaningful work through NAPCA’s SCSEP.
Simamao Lee Casper, a Samoan elder profiled in the book, said, “I am so happy that NAPCA gives me this opportunity to learn and to talk to people. I’m supporting myself with the money I receive. As long as these legs can take me and I can do my work — my arms, my hands, my fingers still move — I’m not going to retire. I’m going to work.”
Pacific Islander Voices is the second publication produced by the NAPCA about elders served through the SCSEP. In February, the NAPCA unveiled “Senior Voices,” a 48-page book profiling stories of Asian American elders.
The NAPCA’s mission is to serve as the leading national advocacy organization committed to the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of AAPIs in their senior years. ♦
If you are interested in a complimentary copy of ‘Senior Voices’ or ‘Pacific Islander Voices,’ contact NAPCA at 1-800-33-NAPCA (1-800-336-2722). You may also view the publications online at napca.org.