In 2018, the number of Koreans in Southern California participating in body donations was close to none. The reason for the low number of registrations was the lack of awareness of the importance of body donations. By partnering with UCI Willed Body Program, we educate and inform the Korean community on the importance of body donations for current and next generations. Every year more than 50% of donation registrations are committed by Koreans.
People who are affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and their family members had a hard time receive resources, information, and support because of language barriers.
By partnering with Alzheimer’s OC and Alzheimer’s Los Angeles, Somang Society was able to establish five Korean-speaking caregiver support groups (four in Orange County and one in Los Angeles) in the past three years. Somang Society also offers seminars and webinars and provides one on one consultation for caregivers.