The AEA is dedicated to supporting the Afghan community through education, advocacy, and linkages to government and community services. Our 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization works to improve the wellbeing of Afghan Elders and newly arrived Refugees by providing culturally appropriate, preventative health programs and connecting them to community resources. Our strength derives from our participants and making positive changes in the lives of those we serve.
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The AEA was started in 1995 by founder, Najia Hamid, with a goal to help elderly, Afghan women feel supported and reduce isolation. What started as a group of 7 women has grown to an organization serving over 400 women and men of all ages. Programming has evolved to include care management, education through presentations, nutritional offerings, social outings, advocacy work, and refugee support. Funding is received through a combination of grants from Alameda County, City of Fremont, and community partners, along with individual donors, sponsorships and fundraising.
HISTORY OF THE ORGANIZATION
Afghan Elderly Association
3300 Capitol Ave, BLdg B
Fremont, CA 94538