Filipino Health and Information Fair coming next month

Filipino health fair

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) presents its annual Filipino Health and Information Fair. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday April 21 at St. John Neumann Center, 1019 North 5th St., Philadelphia PA 19123.

PASSi will have its own table at the fair. Please stop by and say hello!

Presentation topics include a PCA overview and care at home segment, Immigration and resettlement services, Medicare savings program and updates, affordable housing and an Alzheimer's and dementia presentation. Lunch will be provided. To register, please contact Dr. Rommel Rivera, Filipino American Association of Philadelphia, 610-888-6905, or Purita M. Acosta, Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia Inc. 215-500-1868.

First HHA in-service session a huge success

PASSi Dr. Li Xiaobin

Dr. Li Xiaobin from Delaware County Memorial Hospital delivered a 3-day guest lecture at our first HHA in-service session of the year in February. The topic covered for the month was Seasonal Allergies and Elderly Care. Dr. Li has been an Internal Medicine Primary care physician in the Greater Philadelphia area for the past 20years, and has been and involved actively in elder care, including home-based skilled nursing care and skilled nursing facility care, as well as hospice and Alzheimer’s care.

Lunar New Year celebrated with Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation

PASSi adminstrators, staff and friends attended the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation's (PCDC) Lunar New Year Banquet at Ocean City Restaurant on Feb. 23rd. Imja Choi, CEO of Penn Asian Senior Services, (seated at left) Christine Wong (PASSi Chinese Outreach Coordinator), Margaret Chin (PCDC Board Chair, Jimmy Chong (PASSi board member), seated, middle, and Brad Baldia (Community Relations Officer). Our table was very lucky that night, Imja and and several others in our group won baskets through their raffle.
Lunar New Year Brad and Imja
Lunar New Year crowd shot  Lunar New Year Imja

Interested in learning English, looking for a job in healthcare?

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Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) orientation will take place April 14 at 10 a.m. Clasess will begin April 17 at 5 p.m. and be held every Tuesday and Thursday through June. Graduation will be held June 14! 

Click here for your registration form. Click here for your diagnostic placement test. Please print out both forms and call the training manager, Jenny Bedin, at the number below to make an appointment for a quick interview. 

Location: Penn Asian Senior Services (PASSi) 6926 Old York Road Philadelphia, PA 19126 VESL Instructor: Rita J. Mejias, M.Ed. Cell Phone: 267-254-2470 PAVI Staff Contact: Training Manager: Jenny Bedin Phone: 215-572-1234 Ext: 10

Welcome to our new 'PASSi Life' Youtube channel!

PASSi Life YouTube                                                                                         

We are proud to launch our new "PASSi Life" YouTube Channel  "PASSi Life" YouTube Channel which focuses on older adults, healthy and active lifestyles, and living life to the fullest! "PASSi Life" will have interviews with diverse community leaders and professionals in the field of aging; helpful tips for seniors (eg. exercise, nutrition, cooking, safety); information on various programs at PASSi, etc. We'll also provide content in English and various Asian ethnic languages (Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Korean, Hindi, Cambodian, etc.) If there is a topic you would like us to cover please leave a comment below and we'll try to get to it soon! Welcome to 'PASSi Life'!

Listen in as PASSi founder Im Ja Choi is interviewed on Blog Talk Radio

After 12 years of unyielding efforts of our Founder and CEO of Penn Asian Senior Services Inc., Im Ja Choi, PASSi has now become the largest homecare and adult daycare provider of Asian Americans in Pennsylvania. PASSi currently provides care to more than 640 seniors in 17 Asian languages and employes 570 people in several different departments. In 2006, Ms. Choi also established the Penn Asian Vocational Institute, a vocational school that has produced more than 1,000 Home Health Aide and Certiffied Nursing Assistant graduates. Please enjoy the following interview with Ms. Choi on                                                                        im ja   Copy

Master Chef Joseph Poon wows the crowd at PASSi

PASSi Joseph Poon                                                                                 

We were very fortunate to have Master Chef Joseph Poon visit PASSi on Friday, February 2nd, to do a vegetable & fruit sculpture demo with the seniors! He was also interviewed for our new YouTube channel "PASSi Life" which focuses on older adults, being healthy and active, and living life to the fullest! Check out his website at, as well as our new YouTube channel!

Come find your career at PASSi

business classPosition: Social Services Assistant Responsibilities: Assist Korean speaking home health care workers in developing, conducting programs to prevent, resolve issues of elderly Korean speaking clients. Visit individuals at home, attend group meetings, interview individuals and family members to compile information on social, educational, health, medical history. Submit reports, maintain records of client visits for managerial and RN staff. Communicate with community service organizations. Hours: 40hrs. Requirements: BA with a major in Social Work or equivalent required. Must read, write, speak Korean. Must pass motor vehicle and criminal background check. Valid driver’s license required. Report to: Penn Asian Senior Services, 6926 Old York Road, Philadelphia, PA 19126 For more information please contact Isis Kim, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Penn Asian Evergreen Center coming to life

POOL RENDERING 1The Penn Asian Evergreen Center will provide comprehensive home and community-based services, with the goal of helping clients age independently. Construction is under way on the new center! A temporary construction fence has been placed around the center for safety. A new indoor pool, gym and cafe, among other incredible amenities will all be located in the new facility. We're still hoping for a fall 2018 opening! The design for the new indoor pool is pictured above.

March, 2018 

Upcoming Events
 MAR 8:  International Women's Day
MAR 11:  Daylight Saving Time Begins
MAR 17:  St. Patrick's Day
PLEASE NOTE:  Next CNA Training begins in April.

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PASSi's Founder and Executive Director, Im Ja Choi, was honored as the keynote speaker for Penn State Abington's Fall 2014 Commencement on December 19, 2014, in front of an audience of over a thousand people. 

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