Our Vision


Somang Society is a non-profit organization that promotes enjoying
a beautiful life together and alleviating the suffering of death.


Somang Society vision is to promote ‘Beautiful Life and Meaningful End’ of Asian American seniors.
We believe “Beautiful Life and Meaningful End” are fulfilled through dignified living and advanced planning of end-of-life by embracing death as an essential part of life and preparing for it as we prepare for birth and marriage.


Somang Society mission is to empower Asian American seniors to impact our communities by fostering “Well-Being, Well-Aging, and Well-Dying”.

  1. Well-Being through Sharing with others
    As an organization that values the lives of individuals around the world, we encourage Asian American seniors to develop a beautiful culture of donation and be an important part of saving and inspiring lives by building clean water wells and schools for communities in need. So far, 508 water wells and 8 schools have been established in Chad, Africa.
  2. Well-Aging through serving others
    We provide volunteer opportunities for Asian American seniors and train them to help other fellow Asian American seniors to live a better-quality life by maintaining their dignity, levels of understanding, and mutual respect.
  3. Well-Dying through education
    We provide seminars/webinars, forums, and conferences in Korean and/or in English to Korean translation to help improve the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of Korean American seniors about aging, dementia prevention/care, and advanced care planning.

Operating Policy

Somang Society is a Non-Profit Corporation (#77-0695791) founded in California, USA in June 2007.
It is operated through donations from the founder, board of directors, members and sponsors, and is run by 100% transparent and honest management.


  1. Dignity
    All of Somang Society’s programs are intended to establish the dignity of human life.
  2. Integrity
    We transparently maintain political neutrality and operate finance and programs.
  3. Synergy
    We work with community and mainstream non-profit organizations to share up to date information. (Our partners: UCI, ALZOC, ALZLA, CCCC, Chiron Total.)