Real Conversations: The Impact of Family Caregiving on AAPI Communities
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About the Event
Please join APAICS and AARP on July 28th from 3:00-4:00 PM ET for a conversation on the impact of family caregiving on AAPI communities. Rep. Judy Chu and Rep. Doris Matsui will provide remarks to kick off our conversation. An Thuy from the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (@NAPCA) and Mike Murase from Little Tokyo Services Center will share their insights about challenges of caregiving during the COVID pandemic, with/without culturally relevant services, the cultural barriers that impede providing the best care, how love is expressed, and more.
About An Thuy
An-Thuy is a Vietnamese Counselor with the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) Helpline program. Her parents came from Vietnam to live with her family in Seattle in 2019. Unfortunately, the pandemic arrived in early 2020. An’s father got sick, but he refused to visit doctors because he feared Covid-19; he was later diagnosed with both lymphoma and lung cancer, last stage. An quit her job and became her father’s caregiver at the hospital, where he passed away in October 2020.
About Mike Murase
Mike Murase, 74, is a nonprofit administrator in Los Angeles, CA. He played leadership roles in social services and in building a community recreational facility in Little Tokyo. He and his sister were family caregivers to their late-mother who passed away in 2018.
Watch a recording of the event here.