SoMangSociety

Well Aging Campaign

SOMANG SOCIETY

We are constantly looking for volunteers, from high school students to seniors, to develop our organization and promote awareness in the Korean-American community. If you would like to share your life with others and contribute to the mission of “beautiful life, beautiful departure,” please contact the office.

Somang dementia Care Class

Somang Care Class provides one-on-one care as well as various group activities (i.e., art, reading, music, etc.)  for Korean American seniors who are experiencing memory loss or early-stage dementia to gain confidence and improve emotional stability. Somang Care Class is the only care program that offers all services in Korean by bilingual staff and volunteers (i.e., retired nurses) who have extensive knowledge of American healthcare services and dementia care resources and in parallel, are familiar with Korean culture and ethical belief.

Dementia Education

We work with the Alzheimer’s Orange County and Alzheimer’s Los Angeles to regularly educate people on information, prevention, and treatment of dementia. We hold seminars at organizations and churches to provide the education when requested. We also provide volunteer training for care classes and support groups.

Korean-speaking dementia family caregiver support group

Women are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s dementia. This burden comes in two forms: (1) women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s dementia than men. Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women; and (2) approximately two-thirds of dementia caregivers are also women. Caregiver Support Group provides an opportunity for family caregivers to speak about their personal experiences, learn from others who face similar challenges, share resources, and encourage each other. However, due to limited English proficiency, most of the Korean-American senior caregivers are not able to join the existing dementia caregiver support groups. To the best of our knowledge, Somang Society is the only organization providing Korean-speaking dementia family caregiver support groups both in-person and virtually via ZOOM.

Volunteer

– Office Assistant

Somang Society’s office is constantly busy. Volunteers are helpful with office operations such as filing, managing memberships, organizing the library and office, and mailing services.

– Campaign and Event Volunteer

Every Somang Society event is in need of simple to professional help. These tasks include event site and parking guidance, Powerpoint production, animation and video production, and photography.

– Somang Choir

As stated in its name, the Somang Choir shares hope through song and laughter, furthermore spreading happiness and healing. Individuals experiencing gloomy days have the opportunity to experience learning music and harmony. The Somang Choir does not merely entertain others with music; rather, the group is actively engaged in the mission of touching people’s hearts and planting hope. The Choir plays a precious role in spreading joy through song

We are constantly looking for volunteers, from high school students to seniors, to develop our organization and promote awareness in the Korean-American community. If you would like to share your life with others and contribute to the mission of “beautiful life, beautiful departure,” please contact the office.