How It All Began
In 2013, a small group of like-minded individuals from the community gathered to start what is now AAFCC. The inception came about because they were concerned about the growing number of Korean seniors who simply could not access health information or services and programs due to language and cultural barriers. Ms. Eunice Kim became the first Board Chair and Ms. Julia Shin Doi the first Board Vice Chair of AAFCC.
In 2015, AAFCC received its first federal New Horizon for Seniors Grant to focus on increasing awareness of various health issues relevant to Korean seniors. And in 2016, AAFCC was awarded its second federal New Horizon for Seniors Grant which focused on the prevention of seniors elder abuse.
In 2015, AAFCC held its first successful fundraiser. The proceeds from the evening allowed AAFCC to partner with CHATS to launch the first-ever Korean specific Adult Day Program for Korean seniors living with cognitive and physical impairments in the fall of 2016. With support from Milal church, the program runs twice a week.
Today, AAFCC continues to seek further funding and donations to support existing services and programs and also to possibly expand services to new satellite locations.