Penn Asian Senior Services (PASSi)

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Our mission is to promote the well being of Asian American seniors and other adults who are disadvantaged by their language and cultural barriers.


PASSi was established in April 2004 as Korean American Senior Services of Pennsylvania (KASSP) by Im Ja Choi, the current Executive Director.  Based on her experience caring for her then 88-year-old mother who had stomach cancer, Ms. Choi identified an urgent need for Korean speaking Home Health Aides.  At that time, the State of Pennsylvania lacked a home health agency capable of providing home health aide training in Korean.  To bridge this gap and enable other seniors to receive care in an Asian language, Ms. Choi created an agency to cater to the specific needs of frail Korean seniors. (More)