The Philippine Community Center Services for Aging is dedicated and committed to firmly
establish its identity as a continuing advocate and resource organization for Aging Fil-Ams through Community Approach Model.
Greetings from the Philippine Community Center Services for Aging
In an effort to firmly establish our identity
as the continuing advocate and resource organization for the Aging Fil-Am, we seek to develop a Community Approach to this Shared Mission through Inter-Generational Collaboration by organizing
Forum Series on Taking Care of the Aging Fil-Am."
Outreach Program to Aging Fil-Ams
This Forum Series is a bold and timely
initiative to challenge all Filipino-American community organizations in the Tri-State area, to create strategies and follow-up action plans on numerous issues of aging Fil-Ams in their own family or
friends’ networks. In addition, to seek innovative ways on how to advocate for the well-being of all Fil-Am senior citizens. This community approach emphasizes a shared mission with
younger peoples’ groups and/or organizations and encourages intergenerational participation, to instill and establish a culture change on Aging as a continuation of “life, fun and
diversity,” thereby changing how Seniors and Elderly persons are
viewed, treated, and eventually taken care of, under our “Preparing and Enjoying the Golden Years Program”.
reach out and identify the Aging Seniors or Elderly Immigrants living in our own family/friends network, who are seriously challenged by chronic illness, loneliness, isolation/separation from family,
and lack of information on access to government benefits.
- To address Aging Seniors or Elderly Immigrants unmet needs and encourage them to actively participate in community or neighborhood activities.
- To encourage
seniors to expand their range of choices & strengthen support networks that help them address their health, housing, psycho-social, financial, or legal/immigration
- To encourage Fil-Am organizations to share Spaces&Time for “Intergenerational Dialogues” where Senior and Younger persons interact, recall, and document their family and
social histories, through song, dance, the arts, poetry, literature and drama. (This activity has been and is supported by the Queens Memory Project.)
It is our vision that this forum series and outreach could feature OTHER organizations with creative, innovative programs/services for their group of Seniors/Aging
Ma. Consuelo Almonte
Founder/ Executive Director
September 8, 2019
Juniors and Seniors Prom 2019”
The Philippine Community Center Services for Aging (PCCSA) is proud to present the Juniors
Seniors Prom 2019 celebrating The Graying “FIL-AM” New Yorkers, particularly the “graying” Filipino immigrants and the growing millennial Filipino-Americans. This presentation is to
“spotlight” and focus on the transition process into our aging years, with the wise, balmy laughter and soothing hilarity of the Fil-Am community, one of the happiest peoples on earth. It is
also an enlightening opportunity to hand over the unique Filipino tradition of Respect for the Elderly as well as our historical heritage while assimilating and accepting the present
realities of the homeland.
We declare this as a bold and timely initiative to challenge all Filipino-American community organizations in the
Tri-State area, to innovate, to create strategies and to pursue relevant action programs on the numerous issues of aging Fil-Ams in their own family or friends’ networks.
This Community Approach to Aging emphasizes a shared mission with younger people’s groups and/or organizations that
encourage & engage intergenerational participants to instill deep culture changes on Aging as a continuation of “life, fun and diversity,” thereby impacting and transforming how Seniors and
Elderly persons are viewed, treated, and eventually taken care of. Hence, we seek innovative, unconventional, more dynamic ways to advocate for the well-being of all Fil-Am senior
Our Vision is an Inter-generational Approach to Aging through community bonding that encourage Fil-Am
organizations to share Spaces and create Time where & when Senior and younger persons interact, recall, and document their family and social histories --- through Song, Dance,
Poetry and Drama as media or channels for in-depth, intimate “Intergenerational Dialogues.”
Our Mission is to showcase the various aging Fil-Ams by creating family-like (“kapamilya”)
connections & relations between Fil-Am young adults and Fil-Am seniors/elderly in a non-traditional, informal environment while engaging in friendly, comfortable, “no-holds barred” interactions
that become creative tools for “Preparing and Enjoying the Golden Years.”
“Pagbabalik Parangal,” is a Special Tribute to the Fil-Am seniors who
are the unsung heroes we honor today for their deeply significant but silent roles in developing our most valuable treasure, the Filipino-American families and communities.
DATE & TIME: September 8, 2019, Sunday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.
VENUE: Ilocano Center, 185-14 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica,
DONATIONS: Individuals ($10) Organizations ($50)
(Note: Contributions will be used for PCCSA’s advocacy & service program on Home Living for
FILIPINO COMMUNITY INTERGENERATIONAL FELLOWSHIP MIXER
Vision/Goal: Creating family-like (“kapamilya”) connections and relations
between Fil-Am young adults and Fil-Am seniors/elderly in a non-traditional, informal environment while engaging in friendly, comfortable, “no-holds barred” conversations.
- To provide space for Fil-Am young adults and elderly or seniors to dialogue on Life Experiences, i.e., growing up in
Philippines and/or America; immigrating to America; leaving loved ones in the Philippines;visiting Philippines for the first time; and similar life-changing milestones.
- To show or demonstrate how Younger adults (the so-called “Millennials”) view Aging people and their own aging
- To show and identify areas and activities where Seniors and Juniors can collaborate, cooperate, commune together,
Exercise – moderate and regular, which has powerful mood-boosting effects.
Others- not just on Facebook, but face-to-face whenever possible.
diets in preparing foods.
Touring City parks, museums, landmarks, etc.
together at AARP and other groups
Journeysbeyond the conventional traditions (meditation, yoga, tai chi, qi-gong, etc.)
Skills – drawing or painting, singing, dancing, playing music, etc.
Sessions, using traditional Filipino “Balagtasan,” as literary vehicle to laugh while learning the language. Likewise, using Filipino jokes and humorous
stories to convey (or critique) cultural norms and practices.
Interactive Methodology: Using Group Dynamics, Role-Playing, Games, Demos, Group singing or dancing;
Poetry reading;Writing songs, stories and play scripts; Dramatizing characters from Philippine history, legends and ethnic oral traditions; Improvisations in theatrical modes, Puppetry, etc., and all other ways and means to promote maximum interaction among participants.
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