2006 CUNY Conference on the
Well-Being of Asian American
Senior Citizens

Date: Friday, May 12, 2006         Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Newman Vertical Campus - Baruch College, CUNY
55 Lexington Avenue (E. 25th Street), Room 14-250,
between Lexington &  3rd Avenues, Manhattan

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Asian American senior citizens are a growing population. Many of them live in poverty, with arrangements that render them alone, and without strong social support. There is a prevalence of depressive symptoms, yet cultural and language barriers limit their access to care. In the crowded urban setting, many also become victims of crime and pedestrian traffic casualties.

  • Coming from a tradition where the elderly citizens enjoy typical respect, how can a support system be built for the immigrant community? 

  • How can intergenerational communication be improved across cultures? 

  • How can service providers acquire cultural and language competence to bridge the gap? 

  • How can messages be developed to target the Asian American senior citizens?

  • How can policy and decision makers participate in the creation of a safe and healthy community that prize the well-being of their elderly?

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"Community Representatives Suggest the Construction of Pedestrian Bridges"



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Well-Being of
Senior Citizens


Conference Program


Topic Abstracts




Conference Chairperson
Betty Lee Sung

Conference Co-Sponsor
Asian Americans For Equality

Asian American Higher Education Council

Brookdale Center on Aging -
Hunter College, CUNY

Chinese Consolidated
Benevolent Association

NYC Department
for the Aging

Organization of Chinese Americans - NY Chapter

Transportation Alternatives

Weissman Center for International Business -
Baruch College, CUNY

Maggie Fung

Technical Assistance
Phillip Li
Lawrence Tse
 Luisa Wang
Antony Wong


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