Grant to Lucky Seniors on Nutritional and Environmental Awareness Education

For Immediate Release
June 19, 2013
Please contact: Please contact: Rui Zhang, Communication and Policy Assistant | rzhang@asiaohio.org | 330-535-3263 x 224
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Grant to Lucky Seniors on Nutritional and Environmental Awareness Education

AKRON/CLEVELAND- Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA) is pleased to announce that it has received a $6,000 grant from Cargill. ASIA will use these funds to support the Lucky Seniors program on nutritional education and environmental awareness.
The Lucky Seniors is a senior congregate meal and social wellness program which serves Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) who are over 60 years old residing in Summit County. The goal of the program is to improve the health and mental wellness of AAPI seniors through nutritional and socialization activities and ASIA believes the program is vital to the well being of our seniors. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs extremely beneficial for me physically and mentally to attend this program.¬† I wish that there will continue to be more variety of activities to improve our knowledge and health‚ÄĚ said one of the senior participants, age 79. Currently, the seniors meet twice a week, for two hours each session at a local restaurant, church, and/or ASIA‚Äôs office.
With Cargill’s support, ASIA will provide nutritional and educational classes to the seniors to help them understand the importance of choosing healthy nutritious food. Knowing how to choose the right kinds of foods will help the seniors live a healthy lifestyle.  Along with the nutritional classes, environmental awareness classes will be taught on how the environment affects us today and in the future.

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Asian Services In Action, Inc.
ASIA was founded in 1995 by four immigrant women who recognized a unique need for¬†under-served¬†Asian Americans in Northeast Ohio. The mission of ASIA is to empower ¬†and advocate for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders (AAPIs); and to provide AAPIs access to quality, culturally, and linguistically appropriate information and services. Informally, ASIA is considered by many to be the new ‚Äúsettlement house‚ÄĚ for the Asian community. Its services touch the lives of more than 10,000 people each year.¬†Visit¬†www.asiaohio.org¬†to learn more. Follow ASIA on Facebook¬†and¬†Twitter!

Cargill
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, Cargill privately held company employs 142,000 people in 65 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and are committed to sharing their global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges.