Somang Society is a Cypress-based non-profit organization. It was established on August 2007 with the mission of promoting “Well-Aging, Well-Being and Well-Dying” for Korean-American Seniors in Southern California. For the past ten years, Somang Society has provided numerous seminars and forums in Korean and/or in English to Korean translation on aging and the end-of-life issues (i.e., advance healthcare directive) to educate Korean-American seniors with limited English proficiency. For example, on end-of life issues only, Somang Society provided approximately 170 seminars at the local Korean churches, Korean senior centers, and senior housing facilities. In addition, Somang Society has been upfront in educating Korean-American seniors to donate their bodies to medical research. As a result, over 1,420 Korean-American seniors have registered for the UCI Willed Body Program through Somang Society since 2008. Furthermore, as an organization that values the lives of individuals around the world, Somang Society is committed and actively involved in building clean water wells and preschools for communities in Africa and Latin America. So far, 356 water wells and four preschools have been established in Chad, Africa. In 2017, Somang Society recognizes the importance of education in dementia and dementia care for Korean-American seniors in Southern California and initiated several programs such as Somang Dementia Forum, Somang Care Class, and Somang Caregiver Gatherings (Fullerton, Anaheim, Irvine and Laguna Woods). Somang Society collaborates with numerous local churches and organizations such as Alzheimer’s Orange County, Alzheimer’s Los Angeles, UCI and Chiron Total.
Contact Information: Somang Society (Attn: Hye-Won Shin, PhD)
5836 Corporate Ave., Suite 110
Cypress, CA 90630
Please call (562) 977-4580 for inquiries or visit our website at https://www.somangsociety.org/.