JASSI’s Closings

JASSI’s office closes at 3pm before the holidays with *.

Monday, January 1* — New Year’s Day
Monday, January 15 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 19 –Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 28* — Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4* — Independency Day
Monday, September 3* — Labor Day
Monday, October 8 — Columbus Day
Monday, November 12 — Veterans Day
Thursday, November 22* — Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 23 — Day After Thanksgiving
Tuesday, December 25* — Christmas Day



JASSI Monthly Tea Party in 2018

Day, Time and Room have been changed since October 2018!!

Our Monthly Tea Party is usually held on the first Monday of every month.

green tea
October 2nd 1st
November 6th 5th 
December 4th 3rd

2:30PM – 4PM 1:30PM – 3:00PM
100 Gold Street, Lower Level, New York, NY 10038
(Hamilton-Madison-House Senior Center Dining Hall Room #1 #4)

This is a place for all of you to enjoy tea and conversation. No reservation needed. Just come and join! Please bring your ID to enter the building.
For inquiry, call 212-442-1541 ext. 1 or email at info@jassi.org.

Senior Assurance Call

We are implementing a new service, where JASSI offers phone calls on a regular basis to Japanese senior citizens who live alone and/or have health concerns to ensure their well-being. Please contact us if you are interested.

Eligibility: Over 60 years old & lives alone (Contact us if you are not sure of your qualification)                    How to apply: Through phone ( 212-442-1541 x1 ) or email ( info@jassi.org )

Free Breast Cancer Screening

With the funding from Susan G. Komen, JASSI, in partnership with KCS (Korean Community Services), is accepting mammogram screening appointments for uninsured women who are 40 and older and living in NYC (Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island).
If you are interested in having breast cancer screening, please contact us at 212-442-1541 ext. 1 or info@jassi.org
  November 17th (Sat)
  9AM to 3PM
  New Providence Women’s Shelter Health Clinic 
  225 East 45th St. 
  New York, NY 10017 
  RSVP by 5pm on Wed, Nov. 7

“The impact of Public Charge on the Qualification of Staying in the US”

JASSI invites a speaker from NYC Mayor’s Office Immigration Affairs to talk about the impact of Public Charge on the qualification of staying in the US.

Do you have questions such as….

  • Can you apply for a Green Card even you are on Medicaid?
  • Is there any impact on a parent’s Green Card application if a minor child who has US citizenship were receiving SNAP?
  • Is it better not to receive any of the governmental benefit?
  • Is there any impact on immigration status when returning to the US if low income seniors stay outside of the US for more than 6 months?

[Place] 100 Gold St., Lower Level, Room 4 (JASSI/City Hall Senior Center)

New York, NY 10038

[Date/Time] Monday, Nov. 19th, 1PM to 2:30 PM (includes Q&A)

[Capacity] 20 people

[RSVP] phone: 212-442-1541 x1, email: event@jassi.org


Health Insurance Marketplace

The Open Enrollment period for the 2019 health insurance will begin on November 1, 2018. In New York State, it will run through January 31, 2019. If you need assistance in enrolling/renewing health coverage, please contact us so our Certified Application Counselor may be able to assist you!
If you qualify for Public Health Insurance Programs or Special Enrollment Period, you may still be able to enroll in health coverage. Please go to your state Marketplace website if applicable, or go to HealthCare.Gov and select your state.


FREE Cancer Screening Arrangements in 2018

JASSI will continue the partnership in 2018 with the New York State Department of Health Cancer Service Program Queens and ScanVan and accept appointments for a clinical breast exam and a pap smear/pelvic exam* for uninsured women who are 40 and older, living in NYC (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Bronx).

f you are interested in receiving cancer screening, please contact JASSI at 212-442-1541×1 or info@jassi.org with the necessary information.

【Your Information】
・ Full Name
・ Date of Birth
・ Mailing Address
・ Phone Number
・ Date(s)/year(s), place(s) & results of last clinical breast exam, mammography, pap smear, stool test and/or colonoscopy
・ Family history of breast, cervical or colon cancer
・ Preferred Screening Date
・ Health Insurance status

  1. Cancer Service Program Queens (Queens residents only)
    The exams are conducted at Jackson Heights Family Health Center every Thursday at 1pm. After the clinical breast exam, a mammogram is conducted on a different day at New York Hospital Queens. The FIT and colonoscopy are done as needed.
    <Screening Dates>
    June 7, 14, 21, 28illust4250
    July 5, 12, 19, 26
    August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    September 6, 13, 20, 27
    October 4, 11, 18, 25
    November 1, 8, 15, 29
    December 6, 13, 20, 27
  2. ScanVan (NYC residents)
    You will have a mammogram in a van and a pap test and colonoscopy will be done on a different day as needed.
    For more information on dates and locations, please call us.

*You do not need to do pap test if you did it in the past 3 years and got negative (good result). If you have done pap with HPV test and got negative, you do not need to do it for five years. Yet, you can make appointment for breast exam that needs to be done every year.

If you have health coverage, you will have to use your insurance.

Our Services

  1. Hotline
    If you have questions or need consultations for any issues you may have, including housing, health insurance, employment, low-income, consumer, disability, legal, financial, and family issues, please call 212-442-1541 ext.1 between 10AM and 5PM from Monday through Friday or email at info@jassi.org. Please include your Zip Code and age.
  2. Senior Program
    Provides case assistance, information and referral services, social and/or cultural events, and seminars for people over 60 years old. For inquiry and registration, please call 212-442-1541 ext. 1. or email at mkatayama@jassi.org.
  3. Caregiver Support Program (funded by NYC Department for the Aging)
    Provides services to those who care people over 60 years old. The services include supportive counseling, case management, home care and benefit referrals, respite services, supplemental services, and support group. For inquiry, please call 212-442-1541 ext. 1 or email at mkatayama@jassi.org.
  4. Community Outreach Program
    Hosts seminars and workshops for Japanese-speaking individuals in the New York City area. The past seminars and workshops include Visa, Citizenship, Health Insurance, Home Care, Living Will, and more! For inquiry, please call 212-442-1541 ext.1 or email at info@jassi.org. 


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