Happy50plus, LLC

Happy50plus, LLC

Happy 50 Plus is a social mission organization, currently serves 6,500+ older Chinese Americans. Happy 50 Plus offers both online and in-person life-enhancing information, fun events, educational workshops, and quality products to encourage and inspire 50-plus Chinese/AAPI Americans to age with physical/mental health, financial securities and FUN! We are a one-stop information

Happy50plus, LLC

Happy 50 Plus is a social mission organization, currently serves 6,500+ older Chinese Americans. Happy 50 Plus offers both online and in-person life-enhancing information, fun events, educational workshops, and quality products to encourage and inspire 50-plus Chinese/AAPI Americans to age with physical/mental health, financial securities and FUN! We are a one-stop information and resource hub, providing the most timely, accurate and trusted resources and information from the government sector, nonprofit organizations, community groups, academia, and businesses. We provide mostly free activities include exercise classes, educational workshops (senior housing, dementia awareness, caregiving), life enriching classes (cooking, painting..) and peer-to-peer connection opportunities.

About the Organization:

Happy 50 Plus is a social mission organization, currently serves 6,500+ older Chinese Americans. Happy 50 Plus offers both online and in-person life-enhancing information, fun events, educational workshops, and quality products to encourage and inspire 50-plus Chinese/AAPI Americans to age with physical/mental health, financial securities and FUN! We are a one-stop information and resource hub, providing the most timely, accurate and trusted resources and information from the government sector, nonprofit organizations, community groups, academia, and businesses. We provide mostly free activities include exercise classes, educational workshops (senior housing, dementia awareness, caregiving), life enriching classes (cooking, painting..) and peer-to-peer connection opportunities.

organizational budget

$0 - $50,000

existence for

0-5 Years

The Issue:

As many as seventy percent of the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) immigrant population in the U.S. have limited English proficiency or no English-speaking skills. As a result, many AAPI older adults, especially those who are monolingual and/or socially isolated are unaware of and underutilize available information, services and resources. Government agencies, nonprofit service providers, and the private sector often feel that Chinese-American/AAPI elders have been hard to reach due to language, cultural and other barriers that may prevent them from achieving health, financial and information equities. When COVID-19 pandemic started in the U.S. in March 2020, many older Chinese Americans became socially isolated and depressed. Their mental health exacerbated when the Anti-Asian sentiments arose in many U.S. cities, resulting in further isolation and marginolization. Many even expressed fear of leaving their homes. Even older adults living with families, felt lonely as they cannot connect with their peers.

The Solution:

Happy50Plus, a social mission organization that serves 6,500+ older Chinese Americans, has become a trusted-source that provides Chinese-language information, educational workshops and fun/creative events. Prior to COVID-19, our in-person events would attract up to 700 seniors and their caregivers. After March 2020, Happy50Plus pivoted all activities virtually, including educational (dementia awareness, senior housing…) workshops, regular exercise classes 3-4 times a week, painting, photography, flower arrangement and other classes that enhance older adults' physical and mental health. Our online peer-to-peer connect opportunities reduced social isolation. Our members reported Happy50plus has helped them maintain their overall wellbeing. We need your support to continue our work in 1)advocate for older Chinese Americans through positive media outreach, 2)continue to provide relevant information/resources and creative programing for older adults, and 3)create events to invite Chinese Americans to tell their intergenerational stories 4)build a mobile app that will help close the language, culture and digital divide.

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