Post Tagged with: "Korean seniors"

The new executive director of Korea Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Linda Lee, at the office of KCS Bayside center (Photo courtesy KCS via  Korea Daily)

Services for Korean Seniors, and More, from KCS

East Asian, New York, Seniors, Social Services January 11, 2019 at 5:29 pm

In an interview with Korea Daily, the new director of the Korea Community Services of Metropolitan New York explains how the nonprofit’s role is changing and expanding.

Korean American seniors waiting in a line to receive free lunch at a senior center in Flushing, Queens. Many of social service recipients at the senior center joined the mutual aid program. (Photo by Joeun Lee for Voices of NY)

How Low-Income Korean Seniors Finance Their Burials

Korean seniors in New York with low incomes often join a mutual aid society program to finance their burials. Now some worry that they may put in more money than their children will be able to draw out, and revisions to the program have been put in place to enhance equity.

(Photo by Greg Jordan, Creative Commons license)

A Call to Help Lonely Korean Seniors

East Asian, Seniors January 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

While providing meals and paying visits to elderly members of the community, Korean organizations hope to raise awareness of the isolation felt by seniors who live alone, particularly after a few passed away over the holidays, reports The Korea Times.

On Oct. 4, Carmencita N. Gutierrez, second from left, director of the Immigrant Affairs unit at the Queens District Attorney’s office, Myongjae Matthew Yi, left, assistant DA, and other panels speak at a workshop in Flushing, Queens. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In Queens, Warning Koreans Against Scams

Crime, East Asian, Immigration, Queens, Seniors October 6, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Lawyers from the Queens District Attorney’s Office and others warned of housing, investment and immigration scams being perpetrated in the Korean community, especially against seniors, reports Korea Daily.

Sun Kim, 90, seated with a plaque she received in appreciation of her 28 years of volunteer service from leaders of the Korean American Senior Center of Corona (Photo via The Korea Times)

A Korean Senior Retires from Volunteering

East Asian, Queens, Seniors December 17, 2015 at 2:35 pm

The Korea Times reports on a 90 year old Korean woman’s 28 years of volunteer service to her community.

Howard Shih, research director of the Asian American Federation, discusses the group's study on Asian seniors in the city, (Photo via Korea Daily)

Asian Seniors in the City: A New Report

Asian, Health, Housing, Seniors September 1, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Korean seniors have the highest uninsured health coverage rate among Asian seniors, according to a new study from the the Asian American Federation. Korea Daily reports on various findings from the study.

A seminar on Medicaid services held for Koreans in New Jersey. (Photo courtesy of FGS Korean Community Center via The Korea Times)

Home Aides for Korean Seniors: Two Views

East Asian, Health, Metro Area, Seniors August 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

In New Jersey, some home aides for Korean seniors may not work all the hours they claim, but the work they’re asked to do may go beyond the job description, The Korea Times reports in two articles.

Seniors gathered at the Wendy's in Ft. Lee, NJ. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Fort Lee Wendy’s Welcomes Korean Seniors

East Asian, Metro Area, Seniors July 15, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Korean seniors have been frequenting the Wendy’s in Fort Lee, New Jersey, for a decade, and find a warm welcome, in contrast to how seniors at a McDonald’s in Flushing were treated a year ago, The Korea Times reports.

(Photo via The Korea Times)

Will Korean Seniors in NJ Get Their Garden Back?

East Asian, Environment, Metro Area, Seniors June 17, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Bergen County officials have barred entry to a community garden cultivated by Korean seniors for 17 years, on the grounds that it was run without permission, reports The Korea Times. The seniors, however, say the move doesn’t make any sense.

The McDonald's at Parsons Blvd. in Flushing.  (Photo via The Korea Times)

One Year Later, Korean Seniors Welcome at McDonald’s

East Asian, Queens, Seniors January 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm

A year after a notorious incident, Korean seniors feel more welcome at the McDonald’s on Parsons Boulevard in Flushing, The Korea Times reports.

In closed circuit TV footage taken at 4:55 pm on Feb. 16, a five-feet-broom handle is being wielded against James Kim at the McDonald’s [on Main St. and 39th St.] in Flushing.

Video of McDonald’s Employee Assault on Korean Released

East Asian, Queens, Seniors December 29, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Close circuit video was released confirming that a McDonald’s employee assaulted a Korean senior last February, Korea Daily reports.

McDonald's on Main St. in  Flushing (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Assaulted by McDonald’s Manager Sues for $10M

Crime, In the News, Queens, South Asian April 16, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Community leaders say the attack by a McDonald’s manager demonstrates how poorly Koreans are treated and that the lawsuit should raise awareness of such mistreatment, The Korea Times and Korea Daily noted in their coverage.

Elderly Koreans gathering at McDonald's (Photo via The Korea Times)

Elderly Koreans in NY Have Nowhere to Go

Best of 2014, East Asian, Queens, Seniors, Voices' Picks January 9, 2014 at 10:58 am

Following the ejection of six Korean seniors from McDonald’s in Flushing, Queens, experts say the community needs to offer the elderly better alternatives to senior centers.

Elderly Koreans get a free haircut in Queens, courtesy of the Korean American Beautician Federation.

Korean-American businesses share the love

East Asian, Economy, Featured Posts, Queens January 4, 2012 at 8:54 am

The generosity of Korean-American entrepreneurs has shined through the holidays. Korean nail professionals donated their services to the elderly, and church members assembled baskets of fruit to show appreciation to police officers, firemen and the elderly. But it didn’t end there. Just before New Year’s Eve, members of the Korean American Beautician Federation gave free hair cuts to residents of Corona Senior Center of the Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York in Queens.

Korean elderly get manicures in Queens, as part of Beauty Day.

Elderly get holiday pampering

East Asian, In the News, Queens December 20, 2011 at 12:27 pm

30 elderly Korean American women got the gift of beauty for the holidays. Members of the Korean American Nail Salon Association wore Santa hats while they pampered residents of the Queens Boulevard Extended Day Care center in Woodside, Queens.

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