Founded in 1961, Keiro is a mission-driven organization engaged in improving the quality of life for older adults and their caregivers in the Japanese American and Japanese community of Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties.
Keiro delivers a wide range of resources to address the challenges and barriers that aging presents. Keiro also partners with companies and organizations that can expand its services and ability to reach seniors and caregivers, and participates in research and innovative work where Keiro can contribute to advancing progress in resolving the challenges of aging.
Keiro provides various programs and services to meet the evolving needs of our community’s older adults and their caregivers in a culturally sensitive manner. In everything we do, we aim to advance our mission and maximize our impact on Japanese American and Japanese older adults and caregivers.
Learn About Our Programs and Services
Keiro is driven by its mission: to enhance the quality of senior life in Our Community. The organization is governed by a board of directors. Its volunteer members are representatives of the community and, along with the president and CEO, are fiduciaries of the organization’s resources.
Meet Our Leadership and Staff
As the 21st century advanced, the needs of the Our Community and the issues around aging populations continued to change. The 2010 census showed 10,000 Americans were turning age 65 every day. 97% of Americans said they wanted to age at home. And the Japanese-American and Japanese-speaking community grew to 70,000 older adults and 57,000 caregivers spread throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties. After examining changing trends and after many years of thoughtful consideration, the Keiro board made the difficult decision to shift from facility-based care to programs, services, and resources that serve the community at-large wherever they decide to age.
Today, Keiro continues to serve Japanese American and Japanese older adults and their caregivers. Throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, Keiro programs and partnerships are providing services and research that will continue to expand the capacity for older adults to age well and age wherever they call home.
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