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.

PASSi Executive Director Receives Citation for helping Asian Seniors

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Aetna Foundation Grant


PASSi is excited to announce that we 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 the 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.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Honors PASSi's Executive Director, Im Ja Choi, as a 2011 Community Health Leader

For her efforts to improve the lives of Asian American seniors, Ms. Choi has been named one of 10 recipients of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders Award. The award honors exceptional men and women who have overcome significant obstacles to tackle some of the most challenging health and health care problems facing their communities.  For more information about the award and Choi's work, please visit their website.
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PASSi's Founder and Executive Director, Im Ja Choi, was honored as the keynote speaker for Penn State Abington's Fall 2014 Commencement on December 19, 2014, in front of an audience of over a thousand people. 

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