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Asian Immigrant Elders Project Undertaken with Senior Connections


A research team from the Georgia State Sociology Department and the Gerontology Institute has worked with Senior Connections, Inc., an aging services organization in DeKalb County, Georgia, on a pilot study of the role of elders in childcare, acculturation, and transmission of cultural values in Chinese and Korean immigrant families. The team, consisting of Jung Ha Kim, Jenny Zhan, Sharon King, Frank Whittington, and Gehui Zhang, conducted focus groups with older adults at community centers serving Chinese and Korean families and now are analyzing data and planning a larger follow-up study with Chinese immigrant elders.