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AARP’s “Happy Year of the xOXo (Ox) Statue” in San Francisco will be auctioned to support local older adult organization Self Help for the Elderly
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AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh released the following statement in response to newly compiled data showing a spike last year—in some cases by triple digits—in anti-Asian hate crimes in 16 of the nation’s largest cities, including Philadelphia. The March 2 analysis comes from the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, based on preliminary police data. The first spikes occurred in March and April 2020, according to the center’s report, coinciding with the rise in COVID-19 cases and negative stereotyping of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community members generally, and Chinese Americans in particular. In addition, the report states that overall hate crimes fell last year, while hate crimes targeting AAPI community members dramatically increased.
AARP in San Diego kicked off the summer with Asian Festival Day at the San Diego County Fair on June 3, 2017. At the festival, enthusiastic volunteers manned an AARP table and shared AARP Bayanihan booklets with guests. The day-long celebration of Asian culture also included a flower show, live performances, food and more.
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Papakolea’s Adrienne Dillard is one of ten finalists for AARP AAPI Community Hero Awards Contest and needs votes on Facebook to become one of the top three winners.
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AARP is proud to announce the winners of its inaugural Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards that were created to acknowledge the hardworking staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations serving AAPIs age 50-plus. “We’re proud to recognize Julie, Shiao-Lin, Dongwoo ‘Joe’ for their outstanding contributions and dedication to our seniors,” said Daphne Kwok, AARP Vice President of Multicultural Leadership, Asian American and Pacific Islander Audience Strategy. “They tirelessly devote their time, talents, and passion to provide an invaluable service to our community. We hope that they inspire others to work or volunteer
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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.
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AARP Hawaii is pleased to present workshops on the Big Island and Oahu for family caregivers and residents preparing to care for their aging loved ones. The events will be held in Hilo on Thursday, March 10 and Mililani on Saturday, March 12 and are intended to connect residents with resources and information to care for older friends and family members – as well as plan for their own future needs. The sessions are free and open to the public.
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