Classes

Keiro partners with dozens of community centers, churches, temples, and groups serving Japanese American and Japanese older adults to provide comprehensive programming to meet the needs of their aging members. After working to identify needs, Keiro and our community partners develop action plans to schedule appropriate classes and trainings.

Since 2006, Keiro has provided hundreds of classes with various community organizations. These classes and presentations allow Keiro to address the unique and changing needs of our community partners by providing an individualized, educational solution.

For more information on registering for an upcoming course, or if you are interested in hosting these classes at your community organization, please call 213.873.5700 or email programs@keiro.org.

Types of Classes

Keiro currently provides two types of classes:

Vitality Forums

Keiro offers one-hour seminars and presentations on a variety of health and aging topics.

Topics offered include, but are not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Heart Health
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Transportation/Driver Safety
  • Hearing Loss
  • Medicare Overview
  • Using an iPad
  • Internet Safety
  • Caregiving Stress Management
  • Hiring In-Home Help
  • Senior Scams
  • And more!

Lifelong Learning Courses

In a small and lively interactive classroom environment, Keiro provides four to eight week evidence-based programs that have been tested and proven to be effective, giving attendees opportunities to maintain and improve their physical and mental wellbeing. These courses are led by trained Keiro staff members and/or volunteers in a small group setting.

AARP Smart Driver

This refresher course highlights necessary skills for drivers as we age, such as how to adjust driving to compensate for age-related physical changes, helpful techniques, and more. Learn proven safety strategies to maintain confidence behind the wheel. For so many older adults, driving means independence. Sponsored by AARP. Meets twice for 4 hours each. $15/$20 AARP fee waived by Keiro.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Developed at Stanford University, this program is designed to help people with chronic health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, on how to manage daily challenges for a happier, healthier life. Meets once a week for six weeks, 2.5 hours per session.

Introduction to iPad

This course will teach you the basics of iPad iOS8, including how to connect with friends and family, taking and editing photos, surfing the internet, and more. Classes meet six consecutive weeks for 2 hours per session.

Living with Diabetes

Developed at Stanford University, this program is designed to help people with diabetes manage their condition and live a happier, healthier life. Course meets once a week for six weeks, 2.5 hours per session.

A Matter of Balance

Developed by Boston University and Maine Health, this program is designed to prevent falls and increase activity levels among older adults. Meets once a week for eight weeks, 2 hours per session.

Memory Kai

Keep your memory sharp through this innovative program developed by the UCLA Longevity Center. Course meets once a week for four weeks, 2 hours per session.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This program is designed to benefit past, current, and/or future family caregivers, and may be presented in various locations throughout our service area. Classes meet for six consecutive weeks, 2.5 hours per session.