AARP Eye Center
Join us on June 21st at the University of San Francisco's Xavier Auditorium to celebrate the launch of AARP’s new documentary CAREGIVING: THE CIRCLE OF LOVE.
AARP created this short film in partnership with Executive Producer Toan Lam to help families start the often difficult but vital conversation about caregiving. The film presents the traditions and challenges of caregiving in the Chinese American community from the point of view of three family caregivers. The program will include a discussion about Chinese American caregiving with MSNBC News Anchor Richard Lui. Lui is one of the subjects of the film and will be joined by AARP's Vice President of Multicultural Leadership Daphne Kwok, Toan Lam, and former AARP Historian Lily Liu for the discussion and Q&A. Learn more and RSVP on our registration page.
- Daphne Kwok, AARP Vice President of Multicultural Leadership, Asian American and Pacific Islander Audiences, and Family Caregiver
- Toan Lam, Executive Producer of Caregiving: The Circle of Love, Founder of GoInspireGo, and former Family Caregiver.
- Lily Liu, AARP Historian Emerita and Family Caregiver
- Richard Lui, MSNBC News Anchor and Family Caregiver
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
7:00pm: Screening, Panel Discussion, and Q&A
8:15pm: Program ends
Fromm Hall (Xavier Auditorium)
University of San Francisco
2497 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118
* Enter on Parker Street near McAllister Street; Fromm Hall is on the left
* FREE limited parking in Koret Lot on Parker Street at Turk Street (first-come, first-served)
- One in five Americans care for aging parents, spouses, relatives, friends or other loved ones. At some point in your life, you either will be a caregiver or need a caregiver.
- In California, there are more than 4 million family caregivers providing $47 billion annually in unpaid care.
- Asian Americans provide caregiving for their families more than any other ethnic group (42% compared to 22% of other Americans).
- Asian Americans have a higher sense of caregiving responsibility with 73% feeling that children in the family should care for elderly parents (compared to 49% of other Americans). 72% of Asian Americans express guilt for not providing more care (compared to 48% of other Americans).
- Chinese Americans are twice as likely (14%) to live in multigenerational households compared to other Americans (7%). With the heavy expectation that care should be provided by one’s own family, larger households help enable caregiving.