ETTV America: Denny Chan, Public Interest Lawyer (May 29, 2019)
Even when faced with questionable or improper behavior, many AAPI older adults may decide not to speak up. In a mini-series highlighting individuals for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, ETTV – a Chinese-language television station – interviewed Justice in Aging Senior Staff Attorney Denny Chan. In addition to sharing his personal story of why he advocates for low-income seniors, Denny discusses reasons why AAPI older adults might stay quiet, even if they are improperly billed for medical services, and encourages them to be involved in their healthcare. “Many older adults in our community feel an immense sense of gratitude after immigrating from their home countries. Their benefits may be better here than where they came from. Of course, this is something to appreciate, but older adults should speak up if they are mistreated by the government.” This interview is in Chinese.