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Philippine Community Center Services for Aging (PCCSA)
Invitation to the Board
Greetings to all of you, my friends, to whom I have shown my passion for our aging population for the past 4 years.
It is with great pride to show you what we have done with the PCCSA as we have successfully passed the first phase in putting the platform in the best possible perspective. From your review of the website http://thenursingoffice.com/philippine-community-center-services-for-aging/ I have basically bared my mind, intensions and visions for seniors. I have established a positive relationship with our aging and migrant communities.
We will take this momentum to keep up and continue our advocacy into a full time Center and Services for Aging. Now that I have set the tone and laid out the foundation of this Office, it is time to go back in order to move forward. I developed and put up our banner before I put the people who will carry it, because it was a very complex idea. I wanted to show you the concretes in order to convince you to join it. This is my invitation to you to become Board Members of this organization so that the whole concept will materialize. While this is a commitment and responsibility, we have designed it to be as senior-friendly as possible, as a respect to you. As I am committed to this office, I would like to know your commitment as well.
Aging and seniors were my inspiration. Please join me in this endeavor and enjoy our ride with The Nursing office .Com, Taking Care of Communities. Please welcome and commit your ticket to this wonderful ride and adventure Preparing and Enjoying the Golden Years.
To respond and accept this invitation, you may email or call me. Thank you very much.
Q & A for Philippine Community Center Services for Aging Board of Organization
This Q&A has been prepared to provide official information about the Philippine Community Center Services for Aging and its organization.
Who are we?
We are a professional group serving and taking care of aging seniors and immigrant communities.
We are a not-for-profit corporation with these purposes:
- To serve the general/basic needs of the aging Filipino -American and other Immigrants in New York City.
- To advocate for elder rights to culturally sensitive & competent health care services or therapies, fair housing practices, technological literacy, financial independence, psychosocial and legal/immigration issues.
- To reach out to invisible Aging Seniors or Elderly Immigrants who are seriously challenged by chronic illness, loneliness, isolation/separation from close family and lack of information on access to government benefits, by addressing unmet needs and encouraging active participation.
- To provide Space for Intergenerational Dialogue where Elderly Immigrants and Younger Immigrants interact, recall and document their family and social histories in New York City.
What is our organizational structure?
Non-Profit Organization (Pending 501(C-3)
What is our mission?
To promote, celebrate and salute the elderly, and provide products and services to influence cultural changes in preparing and enjoying the golden years, through carefully designed programs by, with and for seniors.
What is our vision?
Seniors fully prepared to meet the challenges of Aging.
What is our philosophy?
Aging is not loneliness and giving up. It is a continuing life of fun, diversity and spin. One must seek it.
What is the Board all about?
The Board is the governing body of The Philippine Community Center Services for Aging.
What are the duties and responsibilities of the Board?
The duties of the board will be determined by the board members themselves. Through business, leadership and management skills, we will design our organization, put up our by-laws, rules, policies and procedures, so that we will thrive as a successful service organization that is also financially sustainable. We will put up basic projects that can be implemented by our seniors, Employees, or Partners.
What does it take to become a Board member?
We will be our own greatest assets. Our willingness to give back to others, and make a difference to influence the future of our aging communities will bond us together in this mission and vision.
A CULTURE of/for The BEST INTEREST
We, at The Philippine Community Center Services for Aging, value our board members’ personal and professional knowledge, experience, private business and community engagement, and we are aware of what challenges they can face in carrying out their board responsibilities precisely because of the number and breadth of associations and connections they have as well as their own senior needs. Making unbiased, independent decisions on behalf of an organization isn’t always easy. We will avail this organization with moral and ethical resources that will help us (Managing Conflicts of Interest) as we recognize potential conflicts of interest, determine when these conflicts present areas of concern, and do something about them.
PCCSA will promote a culture of disclosure in this nonprofit organization by exploring the meaning of conflicts of interest and the legal rules relating to them. We acknowledge the difficulty in identifying problematic conflicts of interest and give recommendations for best practices based on:
- the most recent state and federal laws governing conflicts of interest
- important legal concepts, including private benefit, and intermediate sanctions
- situations that give rise to conflicts of interest
- creation of a conflict-of-interest policy and the need for proper disclosure
- establishing a procedure for responding to existing conflicts
- organizational code of ethics and maintaining an overall culture of integrity
- special considerations for private foundations in dealing with conflicts of interest
The first key is to DEFINE the conflict, try to avoid all possible conflict-of-interest situations and to identify and follow a process for handling them effectively. How we manage conflicts of interest and assure open and honest deliberation affects all aspects of our organization’s operations and is critical to making good decisions, avoiding legal problems and public scandals, and remaining focused on our mission, promoting a culture of "The Best Interest" for all of us and the communities we serve.
I hope that this will help for now to get us started.
Ma. Consuelo Almonte
COMMUNITY CENTER BOARD
Founder & Executive Director: Ma. Consuelo Almonte
Board of Trustees: Venilda Jaynal
Public Relations: Myrna Gutierrez
Chairman of the Board: Nieva Quezon Burdick
Senior Board Members: Jaime Sales, VLaz
Junior Board Members: Imogene Raypon, SnVn
Consultant: Steve Raga, AT, AKA, NJ, Lum
The Nursing Office.Com
COALITION of ORGANIZATIONS
Philippine Consulate of New York
Fil-American Democratic Club of New York
Press Club of NY