Director's Blog: Caring for Our Nation's Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Older Americans
In many families, there comes a time when our parents are no longer be able to care for themselves independently and require assistance to handle their daily activities. In several cultures, including Asian heritage, caring for aging parents is a rite of passage. For many individuals of Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander descent, respecting and caring for one's parents, also referred to as filial piety, is an important family value that extends across many cultures and generations.
During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, and also in recognition of Older Americans Month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health will highlight initiatives underway to help Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities achieve optimal health.