South Cove Manor Breakfast Seminar to Be Held on June 25

By Yue Guan,

Boston, June 18, 2015, — The June South Cove Manor breakfast seminar will take place on June 25, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at Mass Pike Towers Community Room, 324 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02126. Please call Terry Yin at (203)-893-7963 for more information. Food and refreshments will be provided during the seminar. This event is totally free and open to public.
Dr. Cheng-Chieh Chuang presents at a South Cove Manor health seminar for elders on March 26 at Mass Pike Towers (Courtesy of Terry Yin.)

The presentation will be in Mandarin and Cantonese, and focus on healthcare, eldercare, healthy aging or community resources and services. Seminar topics will reflect the input of audience members and ancillary activities such as tai chi classes and brush painting will promote muscle strength and balance and cognitive skills.

In the seminar on May 28, Dr. Yueling Guo Moran, who is a primary care physician at Tufts Medical Center, gave a talk about “Living With and Managing Diabetes.” Dr. Moran’s area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is especially interested in general care. Before performing her residency at New York Downtown Hospital, Dr. Moran attended Peking University Health Science Center and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Moran has received the distinction of Young investigator’s Awards at 20th Annual Research Awards of Eastern Hypertension Society. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese (Mandarin). Her hospital affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton and Tufts Medical Center.

The other speaker Cydney Dang, who is the Director of Social Services in South Cove Manor, will give a speech about “Health Care Proxy.” With over 10 years of health care and public administration experience, Dang has provided many outreach programs to inform and educate different ethnic groups about the accessibility and the availability of health care services. Dang tries to remove barriers preventing all ethnic groups in the Asian American community from receiving a fair share of health services and to expand and improve the existing health services available to Asian Americans.

Joe Li and Mandy Lao, admissions coordinators from South Cove Manor, had a meet-and-greet with seminar participants. They assisted elders and their families as they explored the need for rehabilitation or long term care services. They also provided information on prospective funding sources, and provide professional advice and counsel including assisting with the Medicare and Medicaid application processes.

In response to the health needs of the Chinatown community, Tufts Medical Center, in consultation with the South Cove/Chinatown Neighborhood Council, established the Asian Health Initiative (AHI) and its advisory committee in 1995. The mission of the Asian American Health Initiative is to identify the health care needs of Asian American communities, to develop culturally competent health care services, and to implement health education programs that are accessible and available for all Asian Americans in Montgomery County. Because of the diversity of the programs and organizations supported, the AHI has been able to reach a broad segment of the Asian community, from toddlers to senior citizens.

South Cove Manor at Quincy Point is a state-of–the-art rehabilitation and nursing center located in Quincy, Massachusetts. They provide award-winning, innovative, geriatric nursing and rehabilitation care that meets the cultural, physical, and psychosocial needs of their residents, including a special focus on the unique needs of the Asian community. Their holistic, interdisciplinary approach incorporates the traditional Chinese value of respect for the elderly, and reflects the latest in resident-centered care research.

The breakfast seminar is organized by South Cove Manor and funded by the Asian Health Initiative of Tufts Medical Center. Breakfast seminars is offered on a monthly basis along with other activities to help Asian seniors maintain their health and continued ability to live independently.

The two feature speakers for June 25 seminar are Imrana Qawi, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, and Wailing Balsley, Registered Nutritionist, Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center. The topics of their seminar are How to Breathe Better by Dr. Qawi, and General Nutrition for Adults and Seniors by Wailing Balsley.