EMASS Program (Elder Multicultural Access and Support Services), Union of Pan Asian Communities
EMASS Program (Elder Multicultural Access and Support Services)
Description of Service
Services are designed to address mental health issues, provide prevention activities and increase access to mental health care. EMASS Community Center is located in Escondido and El Cajon. The goal is to strengthen seniors’ capacity to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives. Bi-weekly social and recreational activities are available:
Bingo and Table Games
Relaxation & Meditation Exercise
Brain Fitness Exercises
Senior Fitness Exercises
EMASS offers a 6 week workshop for Healthier Living: Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops and “Good Mental Health is Ageless” seminars of the Aging and Independence Services (AIS).
The EMASS program serves older Latinos, African refugees (Somali), African Americans, Filipinos, Chaldean and other ethnic adults.
EMASS is a recipient of the 2012 Public Health Champion Award, Aging and Independence Services in recognition of extraordinary achievement in protecting and promoting the health of residents of San Diego County and the National Association of Counties 2012 Achievement Award.