As NAPCA turns 40 years old in 2019, we reflect on the vision to empower our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) elders across the country, the organization's years of service, and the thousands of people that have joined the NAPCA community since 1979.
I've had the honor of meeting numerous elders who are among our NAPCA program alumni and current participants, listened to their stories, and walked away each time humbled by their testimonies of resilience, grit, strength, and grace. We acknowledge now more than ever the weight of responsibility NAPCA bears as the sole national organization with the mission to preserve and promote the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of AAPIs as they age.
This year, we'll be exploring ways to bring innovation into problem-solving the issues experienced by our elders, develop new partnerships with organizations aligned with our core values, and be the vehicle and platform by which our AAPI aging adults may be heard.
This work cannot be done without you. We need people who believe in the rich tradition and culture of honoring and respecting our elders to join us in advancing our mission. Please partner with us to break society's habit of minimizing the needs of our aging community, and let's work together across generations, languages, and ethnicities to support our most vulnerable. We look forward to working with you in 2019, the Year of the Pig.
President & CEO