ASOA invites public to come help celebrate their one year anniversary


The American Samoa Organization on Aging (ASOA) would like to invite all the Seniors of the territory, along with their families and other interested persons, to the upcoming events and programs that will be taking place in the organization within the near future.

“It has been a year since we moved to our new center located on Tasi Street, in the housing area adjacent to the Lions Park,” said Marilyn Ah Ching, Secretary/Treasurer for ASOA. “We invite all members and the public out on Tuesday May 22, to our center to celebrate our first year anniversary, which will begin at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

“On May 26th, we will hold our monthly yard sale that will start at 8:00 a.m. and we invite everyone to come out and join us. We would also like to announce that we have a ‘fofo’ (masseuse) with many years of experience who is available by appointment.

“If there is any senior here in American Samoa, that would like to join our group, or would like to visit, just give us a call at 770-8171, or 699-1131 for more information,” said Ah Ching.

The ASOA is an independent group formed in June of 2010 and consists of a handful of interested and committed individuals who provide information, education and outreach to seniors. ASOA works to direct seniors to people or agencies that can help with specialized needs which they may not be able to help with.

The ASOA headquarters is also a gathering place where seniors are welcome to meet and socialize, says Ah Ching.

ASOA is a Samoan word meaning a garland of flowers, an ula or lei, symbolizing the completeness of the aging process and one to be celebrated by the whole community, Ah Ching noted.


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