WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) submitted a Community Project Funding request of $590,600 for the AiPACE Adult Day Center and Clinic, Aging in PACE Washington (AiPACE) in Beacon Hill, Seattle, Wash. to the House Appropriations Committee.

"We are incredibly grateful for Congressman Adam Smith's ongoing support to ensure that vulnerable communities have equitable access to quality health care,” said Teresita Batayola, AiPACE Board President. “Funding for AiPACE will enable Asian and Pacific Islander frail elders to age in place with culturally appropriate healthcare and wraparound services, while giving support and peace of mind to family caregivers."

The AiPACE Adult Day Center and Clinic will provide services to low-income, nursing-home-eligible API elders through the evidence-based, nationally recognized Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). This is the first such program in Washington designed specifically for API elders. The requested funding will help AiPACE continue the development of the project towards an expected open date in 2023.

The “aging reimagined” approach spearheaded by AiPACE is shaping a world where all elders can age with dignity and respect regardless of economic status or race; where families and communities are kept whole; and where all sectors unite to create an effective and sustainable health care system that offers quality of life for all.  The AiPACE Adult Day Center and Clinic’s holistic, culturally- and linguistically-relevant services, delivered to meet individualized needs, will help API elders to age in place – in communities already familiar to them – and maintain health and well-being.

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