This project will use qualitative and quantitative research methods to understand mobility-related challenges for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) older adults in order to provide government agencies and organizations such as National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) with recommendations for policy and program changes to pursue. A systematic review of the existing literature will be used to identify the different factors impacting older adults' mobility in AAPI communities. A survey will be conducted to gather information on the daily experiences of AAPI older adults in California. In addition, the research team will conduct in-depth interviews with AAPI older adults to obtain more in-depth information about their mobility-related challenges and issues.
Cal Poly Pomona
The anticipated impacts include a better understanding of the mobility-related challenges for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) older adults, including the cultural barriers, traffic safety, public security concerns, the increasing trend of Asian hate, changes in travel patterns and mobilities due to COVID, and access to transportation networks within immediate AAPI neighborhood and the broader community. The research will identify how these challenges impact their mobility and how they adapt temporarily or permanently to these challenges. The research intends to provide government agencies and organizations such as the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) with recommendations for policy and program changes to pursue.