March 16, 2017
Meeting the Needs of AAPI Elders in Chicago and Beyond
By: Heather Chun

With over 3,000 of the industry’s top aging professionals headed to Chicago, the 2017 American Society on Aging’s Aging in America conference will offer a platform to share new trends, aging innovations, and provoke discussions around relevant aging topics, such as the nation’s rapidly growing population of diverse older adults.


The NAPCA team at ASA’s 2016 conference.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are the fastest growing minority group in America. Between 2010 and 2030, the AAPI older adult population is projected to increase by 145%. With many AAPI leaders in town for ASA’s annual gathering, this is a pivotal opportunity to convene policymakers, AAPI organizations, aging organizations and individuals dedicated to preserving and promoting the dignity, well-being and quality of life of AAPIs as they age.

Here is a snapshot of National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)– or Diverse Elders Coalition-led AAPI-focused workshops, symposiums, and events  scheduled during the 2017 ASA conference:


To attend our free AAPI Networking Reception, please register in advance:

Also, be sure to stop by the NAPCA booth in the exhibit hall to check out new resources that will help you better serve AAPI older adults in your community.


The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Diverse Elders Coalition.