1/29/2015 – Japanese American Seniors Write Letters to the Future

Jan 29, 2015 Comments Off by

With a racial and age demographic shift on the horizon, Stanford University Medical School launched a mini-fellowship to educate the public on how they can serve ethnic minority seniors.

The aging population is becoming a major issue for Americans, said VJ Periyakoil, MD, director of Stanford’s Internet-based In-reach for Successful Aging through Education Program (iSAGE), and Center on Longevity faculty affiliate. “The term some people use is the ‘silver tsunami.’ Actually, it’s more of a silver-brown tsunami because the number of ethnic elders is increasing in leaps and bounds,” she said.

Through (iSAGE), gerontologist Laurie Ulrick developed a project for Japanese American seniors to pass on their life experiences and cultural values — a workbook to help Japanese American seniors write a legacy letter for future generations.

Read the full article at New American Media.

Affiliate News 2015, Longevity News 2015

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