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Afghan Elderly Association
3300 Capitol Ave, BLdg B
Fremont, CA 94538
The AEA has provided direct support to refugees who have arrived since the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan in 2021. These newly arrived individuals have received help with completing paperwork, locating housing, obtaining needed supplies, connecting to medical providers, referrals to vocational programs, support to find jobs, and connections to mental health support. The AEA provides assistance to any newly arrived refugee and their families.
Health Promotion Program
The Health Promotion Program is a collaborative effort between the AEA and the City of Fremont. It started in 2006 and focuses on self-management skills, education, and providing direct support to Older Adults 50+ years. Health Promoters make home visits or meet clients in the office to conduct health, mental health, and home safety assessments. They refer clients to needed services/providers, assist with completing paperwork, and increase access by providing translation support. Health Promoters are strong advocates for their clients and they support the goals of the AEA to improve the physical and mental health of individuals and increase entitlement, community, and supportive services for Older Afghan Adults.
Newly Arrived Refugees
Taraqi Dehendai Sehat
Healthy Aging Program
Our Immigration Specialist assists clients of all ages with facilitating the immigration/citizenship process. Clients are assisted with completing applications and other government forms. The Immigration Specialist accompanies clients to appointments and provides translation support to help individuals understand the process, relay information correctly, and ensure documents are completed correctly and within timelines.
The Healthy Aging Program meets every Wednesday at the Age Well Center at Lake Elizabeth and focuses on Afghan women over 50 years. This weekly group includes exercise instruction, an activity to engage participants cognitively, a nutritious meal, blood pressure & medication checks, and education from our Health Promoters, Physicians, Dietitians, and other Health Allies. Local organizations also provide presentations, including other non-profits, government agencies, community programs, and medical organizations. The goal of this program is to promote positive health outcomes, reduce isolation, and create an atmosphere of support.