June/July 2019
As the United States of America celebrates Independence Day, make sure you are registered to vote!
We have continued to share stories on our 40 for 40 page, including Leticia's, seen above. Leticia shares how working through NAPCA SCSEP has kept her active and happy in her life. Her story, along with others we are highlighting through the year, is really important for NAPCA because they shed light not only on the needs of our senior population but on their strength, resiliency, and continued need for support and hope.

We have shared additional stories through June, including Sothy and Min Ja. Keep an eye on our 40 for 40 Campaign page for regular updates!
June: Alzheimer's and Brian Awareness Month
NAPCA team member Frances Huynh shared insights regarding the specific impacts and challenges Alzheimer's and dementia presents for our AAPI elders through our partners at Diverse Elders. You can read Frances's post on the Diverse Elders Coalition blog here and learn about the impact of language and cultural barriers to diagnosis and treatment and more!
On Friday, June 21, NAPCA's Seattle Headquarters office conducted a listening session with Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) participants to learn about challenges seniors are currently facing in our community seeking employment. While sharing treats from a local Asian bakery, participants shared concerns and hopes for the program, their employment, and our community. We are looking forward to future opportunities to hear from our participants how we can better serve!
How We Serve
Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
SCSEP is the nation’s only job training program that promotes self-sufficiency with permanent employment for low-income, unemployed job seekers who are 55 years and older. Click here to learn more about SCSEP .
Employment (SEE)
The Senior Environmental Employment Program, also known as SEE, assists the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal, state, and local agencies in meeting their environmental mandates by using the talents and experience of workers 55 years of age and older. Click here to learn more about SEE .
National Resource
Center on AAPI
The National Resource Center on AAPI Aging is the nation’s first and only technical assistance resource center dedicated to building the capacity of long-term service and support systems to equitably serve AAPI older adults and their caregivers. Click here to learn more about NAPCA's Resource Center .
NAPCA Spotlight
NAPCA is excited to welcome Patricia S. Wilkins as Interim National Director of NAPCA SCSEP. Patricia is nationally recognized as an expert in workforce development and civic engagement. After working with National Able Network as the Vice President of Workforce Development helping job seekers of all ages, skills, and income levels, Patricia has the experience and knowledge needed to help bring NAPCA's SCSEP to the next level of service.

We look forward to working with Patricia and great things for NAPCA SCSEP! Welcome, Patricia!