Keiro Caregiver Conference

It’s a personal journey…

Co-presented by Keiro and Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute


Caring for a loved one can be physically and emotionally challenging. Knowing what to do, what to expect, and on whom to depend, may help lighten the load. Join us for this FREE conference featuring speakers, tools and practical resources with compassion for current and future caregivers.


Saturday, October 28, 2017
Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute
1964 W 162nd St, Gardena, CA 90247
12:00 noon – 4:30 p.m.

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12:00 p.m. – Registration & Lunch Hosted by SCAN

12:30-3:10 p.m. – Keynote Presentations & Breakout Sessions

3:10 – 4:30 p.m. Resource Fair

Ask The Expert: Complimentary consultations by attorneys, pharmacists, and/or social workers by appointment only

FREE Health Screenings by SCAN Independence At Home


Taking Care of SoMEone Else: Caregiving 101

Caregiving can be overwhelming with demands and tasks to ensure your loved one’s health and safety. This presentation will give you necessary tools and resources as you go through the journey of caregiving.
SPEAKER: Cristina Irving, LCSW
Family Consultant, Family Caregiver Alliance, National Center on Caregiving

Caring for Our Community: A New Keiro-Providence Partnership

Caregiving involves meeting the needs of an individual and their caregivers at many levels – physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual. The new Keiro-Providence partnership will help meet those needs for both individuals and their caregivers in a novel program.
SPEAKER: Glen Komatsu, MD
Regional CMO Palliative Care; CMO Providence TrinityCare Hospice; Medical Director, TrinityKids Care; Director, Doak Center for Palliative Care, Providence Health & Services in Southern California


A. Caregiver Panel: Long-Distance Caregiving

Caregiving is challenging, and even more so when it’s long distance. Listen to real family caregivers as they share their own journeys of providing care for someone living far away from them. Also learn a unique way to help families in Japan through NALC.
PANELISTS: Joanne Sato, Family Caregiver
Yoshiko Willhite, President, NALC USA

B. Managing Caregiver Stress

Caregiving can cause physical and mental stress. Learn how to recognize the signs of stress and how to manage them, so that you can continue to care for your loved one.
SPEAKER: Akiko Takeda, LMFT, Little Tokyo Service Center

C. Red Flags that an Older Adult Needs Help

Being a caregiver means advocating for your loved one’s needs. Know what kind of care your loved one needs by learning red flag symptoms and behaviors.
SPEAKER: Marsha Meyer, PharmD., BCGP
Director, Health & Wellness Services, Independence At Home


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This program is FREE, with prior registration, to the community and is made possible by Keiro along with support from our community partners, donors, and volunteers.


If you have any questions or need additional information, please call 213.873.5708 or email