AARP Caregiver Seminar 12/04/15

Attend a free seminar on Caregiving on Friday, December 4, 2015. The free forum is co-sponsored by U.S. Major General Antonio ‘Tony’ Taguba, Ambassador for AARP. If you are a caregiver, plan to be or hire a caregiver or have questions on your rights as a caregiver, this seminar is for you.AARP-Community-Ambassador-General-Tony-Taguba-photo-682x1024

Please extend this invitation to owners of Adult Family Home Care, nurses, physicians, and your neighbors, as well as community service employees and advocates, civic leaders, and military veterans from all campaigns.

Light refreshments will be served and free booklet on ‘Care Planning Guide’ will be given to attendees.

The seminar will be held at the
Filipino Community Hall of Seattle
5740 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way South
Seattle, WA 98118

Date: Friday, December 4, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
– 2:00 p.m. Reception and welcome
– 2:30 p.m. Introduction of guest speakers and presenters
– Cathy MacCaul – AARP WA State Advocacy Director
– Cheryl ReedAARP WA State Outreach Director
– Major General Antonio ‘Tony’ Taguba – AARP Ambassador
– Brigadier General Oscar Hilman – Filipino Veteran Congressional Gold Medal Director for WA
– 2:45 p.m. Major General Tony Taguba on ‘Caregiving in our community’
– 3:30 p.m. Q & A

A significant member of our population are baby boomers and are in roles of caregiving to their elder parents or relative. We are often called the ‘Sandwich Generation’ juggling our lives with work, raising a family and caring for our aging loved ones. By 2030, one out of five Washingtonians will be age 65 plus. Are you prepared to make this shift? Or are you already there and still wondering how you will be cared for in your 90’s? Find out how you can take an active role in planning for a comfortable and secure safety net for yourself and your loved ones.

The National Care Act will be covered. AARP Washington’s Ms. MacCaul will share the 2016 State Legislative Session Priorities, which will affect one out of five Washingtonians as we approach retirement age.

This seminar will be presented by our very own Major General Antonio ‘Tony’ Taguba (Retired). As an AARP Ambassador, Tony will address issues and adversities facing cultural perspectives on caregiving. Caregiving has taken national attention since 2014 due to high cost of health care, employment/unemployment, family crisis, and nonstandard program in caring for disabled loved ones. AARP is the nation’s leading advocate on caregiving; and insurance and caregiving industry has taken advantage of exploiting this issue.

General Taguba is Chair of the National FilVets Recognition and Education Project. He will also cover an update to the Congressional Gold Medal and Recognition Project, which benefits thousands of Filipino WWII Veterans and their families. As an added bonus, Brigadier General Oscar Hilman will also be present to answer any questions from families needing help with filing VA authentication documents so they can qualify for their Veterans’ Congressional Gold Medal Recognition

Salute to Filipino American Veterans: November 1, 2014, 12-5pm.

During the month of November, the United States celebrates Veterans Day. In the spirit of this holiday, we honor and remember our Filipino American veterans on Saturday, November 1st.

MV5BMjE4MzA1OTYzMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTU0MTc5NQ@@._V1__SX1376_SY726_“Salute to Filipino American Veterans”
UW Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
3931 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle, WA
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Noon – 5:00 pm

A special showing of Forgotten Soldiers. This feature-length documentary movie tells the story of the U.S. Army’s Philippine Scouts and the terrible ordeal they and their comrades suffered on Bataan and Corregidor during World War II including the Bataan Death March, Japanese prison camps, and guerrilla warfare in the Philippines. Producer/Director Donald Plata will be on hand to introduce the movie.

Prior to the film, we will hear presentations from individuals who served in the various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces during the different wars that have occurred since the early 1940’s. Just to highlight a few:

  1. From the archives of FANHS, we will listen to the oral histories of three veterans who served in the 1st & 2ndS. Army Infantry;
  2.  We will hear about one individual’s experience with the Alamo Scouts;
  3.  What role did one Filipino American have with the Farthometer/Depth Sounder;
  4.  A U.S. Army pilot will share his story as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War;
  5.  Special guest, Ret. Brigadier General Oscar Hilman.

Refreshments and food will be provided. Admission is free to the public. Please join us to listen and learn about the military contributions and accomplishments of Filipino Americans in the U.S. Armed Forces.

For additional information, contact Catherine Bryant, Greater Seattle Chapter of FANHS (206) 947-3180 or Zenaida Slemp, Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, at (253) 921-5788.

Program Sponsored By

  • The Filipino American Student Association (FASA) at the University of Washington
  • Greater Seattle Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)
  • Greater South Puget Sound FANHS Chapter
  • Philippine Scout Heritage Society – Jose Calugus Sr. Chapter
  • Filipino Community Alliance (FCA)

Spread the word: please print flyer (PDF) below and distribute. Thanks!

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Flyer to “Salute to Fil Am Veterans” Event