Care for parents as they age – Webinar

by | Nov 18, 2020 | NAAAP Blog, National News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

On Nov. 18, 2020, NAAAP’s partnership with AARP continued with a webinar on “How do we care for our parents?” with an understanding that caring for family members can involve navigating family expectations, cultural expectations, and even personal expectations.  Many thanks to Ms. Daphne Kwok, VP ofMulticultural Leadership — Asian American &Pacific Islander Audience Strategy for bringing the topic and speakers to NAAAP.

A panel of three speakers consisted of:

Erwin Tan, MD, Director of Thought Leadership Health at AARP and a medical doctor with training in geriatic medicine and integrative health.

Isabel Tom, author of The Value of Wrinkles: A Young Perspective on How Loving the Old Will Change Your Life. 

Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey, Sr. Advisor and  National LGBT Liaison, Multicultural Leadership AARP

They discussed:

  • Having difficult conversations early, about end-of-life decisions, care, preferences, and finances
  • Caring for parents in person and long-distance, creative ways to involve the grandchildren
  • Helping siblings who are in closer proximity
  • AARP resources  – see below

RECORDING for listening and sharing

A recording on of the discussion and Q&A is available here on NAAAP’s YouTube channel.  Your feedback is welcome.

AARP Resources

AARP is here to help Americans keep their families safe and protected. As the number of people who provide care and those who need care increase, AARP offers resources on caregiving, including culturally relevant information for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. AARP developed a caregiving guide, called “Prepare to Care”, that lays out initial steps to help the community get started. This includes guidance on how caregivers can make a family caregiving plan to bring peace of mind in case rapid response is needed to care for a loved one. Learn more at