Korean Women’s Association (KWA) staff at the Beacon and Lighthouse Senior Centers in Tacoma has trained to help seniors in the region navigate COVID-19, the KWA has announced.

During COVID-19 closures, Center staff has been using this time to learn new skills such as communicating with dementia patients, providing a safe environment for seniors in light of the pandemic, and keeping facilities at the forefront of services and resources provided to seniors. As part of this effort, staff is now certified for National COVID-Ready Caregiver and Dementia Friends.

“Even during this difficult time, KWA Senior Center staff is working to adapt and gain knowledge to serve seniors in our region. They are the heart of the KWA mission — to provide multi-lingual, multi-cultural services to the area’s most vulnerable communities,” said Pete Ansara, KWA CEO.