Dear Friends of the Arirang Age-Friendly Community Centre (AAFCC):
The Arirang Age-Friendly Community Centre (AAFCC) is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 by Korean community members in the Greater Toronto Area to address the health care needs of Korean seniors, particularly those with early dementia and Alzheimer’s. Its original mandate was to run an Adult Day Program (ADP) that would provide culturally and linguistically appropriate care for Korean seniors in a safe and supervised environment with well-trained and caring staff.
The Arirang Adult Day Program now successfully offers recreational and healthcare services, provides meals and snacks, and arranges transportation to and from the program for Korean seniors. It also allows caregivers to take a break from their caregiving duties, knowing their loved ones are in good hands.
The demand for the Arirang Adult Day Program, however, significantly exceeds supply. The waitlist is currently more than double the program’s limit. With an aging population, the need for culturally and linguistically appropriate senior care within the Korean community is only going to grow. According to Statistics Canada, the number of Korean immigrants over the age of 65 is expected to double over the next decade in Toronto.
At a time when the demand for the Arirang Adult Day Program is more urgent than ever, funding for it is expected to run out by November 1, 2018. Here’s where we need your help. We are launching a fundraising campaign to keep our Adult Day Program open and continue providing essential quality care for our Korean seniors. Please consider making a donation with:
- • A one-time gift of $1000;
- A monthly gift of $100 for one year; or
- Any level of support you can afford.
Our goal is to raise $120,000 to ensure the Arirang Adult Day Program is funded for the next two years while we work with the new provincial government to secure permanent funding.
To make a donation, you can either:
- Send an online donation at www.aafcc.com; or
- Send a cheque payable to:
130 Dundas Street East, Suite 205
Mississauga, ON L5V 3V8
Charitable Registration Number: 813245636RR0001
Thank you in advance for your continued interest in and support of the Arirang Adult Day Program.