Healthfirst and CAIPA Community Service Fund Announce the 2019 Jade Star Karaoke Contest

Jul 30, 2019

Seniors in Chinatown Get Ready to Showcase Creative Talent

NEW YORK, NY, July 30, 2019 – Healthfirst and CAIPA announce the annual Jade Star Karaoke Contest. Details for this highly anticipated event will be provided at a kick-off press conference on Tuesday, July 30, at the Tsung Tsin Association.

This year marks the 13th consecutive year for this event, which has grown bigger and more popular each year. This unique competition lets seniors showcase their dynamic singing talents and take center stage at this star-studded evening full of excitement and entertainment.

“Healthfirst is excited to continue to offer this unique cultural experience in collaboration with the CAIPA, the oldest and now one of the largest and most successful national Chinese American medical societies in North America,” said Errol Pierre, Healthfirst’s Senior Vice President, State Programs. “Jade Star Karaoke offers an engaging way for senior community members to express their creativity in an uplifting and social setting that can also have positive influence on their overall health and well-being.”

Healthfirst recognizes the health benefits that events such as the Jade Star Karaoke Contest can afford the senior population. Studies have shown a correlation between social interaction and increased activity with improved physical and emotional health for seniors which positively impacts common health issues such as blood pressure, Alzheimer’s and depression .

The 2019 Jade Star Karaoke Contest features two categories—Green Jade and White Jade—with prizes provided by Fu Generation Foundation. The top three finishers in each category will receive a grand prize of $600, $400, and $300, respectively. Contestants must be age 55 or older and resident in New York to be eligible for participation. All songs will be performed in Cantonese or Mandarin.

The Grand Finale, expected to attract more than 1,000 guests, is scheduled for Friday, October 11, at Jing Fong Restaurant, located at 20 Elizabeth Street in NYC.

To find out more, please visit the Healthfirst community offices at 28 East Broadway and 128 Mott Street, Room 407 (Chinatown); 37-02 Main Street (office hours are 10am to 6:30pm daily) and 41-60 Main Street, Room 311 (Flushing); 2236 86th Street and 5324 7th Avenue (Brooklyn). Office hours are 9am to 5:30pm daily.

Brought to you by Healthfirst, Inc. and CAIPA. Competition prizes are generously funded by the Fu Generation Foundation. One entry per person. No purchase required.

About Healthfirst

Healthfirst is New York’s largest not-for-profit health insurer, earning the trust of nearly 1.4 million members by offering access to affordable healthcare. Sponsored by New York City’s

leading hospitals, Healthfirst’s unique advantage is rooted in its mission to put members first by working closely with its broad network of providers on shared goals. Healthfirst takes pride in being pioneers of the value-based care model, now recognized as a national best practice. For more than 25 years, Healthfirst has built its reputation in the community for top-quality products and services New Yorkers can depend on. It has grown significantly to serve the needs of members, offering market-leading products to fit every life stage, including Medicaid plans,

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About Chinese American Independent Practice Association, Inc. (CAIPA)
Established in 1998, CAIPA is a provider network organization that offers residents of New York City, particularly Asian-Americans, a group of high-quality and cost-effective multispecialty doctors to help them manage their health and well-being. CAIPA has more than 700 members and affiliated professionals serving more than 300,000 residents in the Asian-American communities.