The role of the East Bay Korean-American Senior Services Center, while similar to other senior centers, is unique in that it is bilingual by necessity. The Center strives to serve Korean seniors, so that they can enjoy their lives as well as contribute to society.
* Korean Hot Lunch (Tuesday through Saturday, 12 - 1:30) * Nutritionally Balanced * See Menu Page
* Health information and screening, nutritious hot lunches, and physical fitness classes. * Public safety information * Accompanying seniors to the doctor's office and translating their symptoms * Coordinating with other health organizations for administering influenza shots
* Forms and document assistance for Medicare, Medi-Cal, SSI, CAPI, Food Stamps, and other public assistance * Immigration information and referrals to other agencies * Translation services for documents, correspondence, and forms * Coordinating with various government agencies and other social services organizations * Assistance with filling out U.S. citizenship applications, voter registration, and related documents * Filling out applications for Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and telephone rate discount program * Applying for In-Home Supportive Services Worker's Job and matching workers with consumers * Applying for Home Owner's and Rental Assistance * Volunteer home visitors program * Providing public transportation information and selling senior discount tickets * Providing transportation services for senior housing residents
* English as a Second Language (ESL) classes taught at 3 levels by certified instructors and Conversational English classes * Dance, chorus, and music classes * Lectures and programs on various topics, such as health, cultural barriers, U.S. history, current events, elder abuse, scam prevention, etc. * Field trips, picnics, ethnic holiday celebrations * A senior choir, which participates in various local events. * Citizenship class on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Approximately 10 seniors. Citizenship test and directed to swearing in ceremony. Lee-Wooing Song is the instructor, who prepares the Form 400, teaches and takes people to the swearing in ceremony. All free. Drumming class & karaoke Fund Raising Event: EVENT: (KAPS) Kappy Hour: wine tasting & hors d'oeurves DATE: April 9th, 2015 TIME: 6pm to 9pm LOCATION: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Four Embarcadero Center, 17th Floor San Francisco, CA 94111-4109 https://www.facebook.com/events/944002768973875/ It's official, the first KAPPY Hour of 2015. This year we start things off right with professional sommelier Josiah Baldivino, previously head sommelier at Michael Mina restaurant, bringing six excellent wines to pair with a dazzling array of hors d'oeurves, including many vegan/gluten-free options.** See the menu below. By the way this event will be completely FREE.*** ***KAPS members have priority entry ***This event is open to KAPS Members, KAPS FB Group, Affiliates and Friends It will also be a great privilege to be joined by members of the East Bay Korean American Senior Service Center to honor their 35th anniversary. The EBKASSC provides programs serving senior citizens in the east bay, including health screenings, ESL classes, nutritionally balanced meals, and local transportation. http://www.eastbaykoreanamericanseniorcenter.org/goals--history.html We will be accepting donations during the event. Please help support EBKASSC's great work, every bit counts. This event has been made possible thanks to the generous outreach by our event sponsor Sheppard Mullin LLP. http://www.sheppardmullin.com/ Ranked recently by Legal Times Korea as one of the top 10 foreign law firms in Korea, Sheppard Mullin was one of the first U.S. firms to open an office in Seoul. PAIRING MENU · Pewsey Vale Riesling Eden Valley Australia 2013 · Lauer Barrel X Riesling Saar Germany 2013 · Selbach Rieslign Spatlese Mosel Germany 2013 · Drouhin Bourgogne Rouge France 2012 · Illahe Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Oregon 2012 · Pali Riviera Pinot Noir Sonoma California 2012 · GYOZA served with dipping sauces (vegetarian pot stickers; chicken) · SUSHI PLATTER: sashimi; nigiri; specialty rolls · TRADITIONAL DIM SUM: including steamed buns, dim sum balls, shrimp and veggie dumplings and pork shu mai · THAI CHICKEN MEATBALLS: chicken breast mince marinated with French bread crumbs, sliced green onions, parsley, garlic & lemon juice. Served with sweet chili & lemon sauce · BEEF & ASPARAGUS NEGIMAKI (gluten-free): char-grilled tamari sauce marinated asparagus cutlets wrapped in beef strips · PAD THAI SALAD TUBS (vegan, gluten-free) Self-serve non-alcoholic beverages available as well. ***While space is available and while supplies last, we have the right to refuse service. Planned Events: May 2017 1. Raise the Korean flag in Oakland City Hall Plaza 2. Pyeongtack City to be in sister city program with City of Oakland 3. Citizenship lectures to make permanent residents into US citizens 4. Senior Center to be voting center for all Koreans 5. Korean language to be officially translated for the Koreans 6. Asserting our rights with the mainstream community 7. Plans to organize Oakland & East Bay Korean American Association 8. Put Sr. Center and other related Korean associations under 1 roof. Feasibility study to put a 2nd and 3rd story onto current building June 2017 Director to attend multicultural meeting on 6/13. Misc. Information:
Letters to Congressman Ed Royce re: Economic "Sanctions Against North Korea and Policy Enhancement of 2016 Act." Center is working on the Korean War Memorial Monument at SF Presidio with US Marine Corps.
Searching for suitable building with City of Oakland and Alameda County Real Estate Department to house the children to the seniors as a Korean Cultural Center using Senior Center's building's proceeds as seeds money. -----------------