2016 Keiro Caregiver Conference at Pasadena Buddhist Temple

Presented by Keiro, Pasadena Buddhist Temple, First Presbyterian Church of Altadena, Pasadena Japanese Cultural Institute, and Pasadena Nikkei Seniors.

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, June 11, 2016
Pasadena Buddhist Temple
1993 Glen Ave., Pasadena CA 91103
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Keynote Presentations

My Role as a Caregiver
Speaker: Christina Irving, LCSW
Family Consultant, Family Caregiver Alliance

Caregiver Panel: My Caregiving Story
Caregiving, while challenging, can be an opportunity for growth and self-discovery. Hear from other caregivers about the valuable strengths and skills they gained from their caregiving experiences.

Panelists: Ron Dyo, Chris Naito

Breakout Sessions

First Session

A) Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia
Learn about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, how to recognize the warning signs, and how to respond to common behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Kimiko Kelly
Asian & Pacific Islander Service Manager, Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles

B) Estate Planning 101 for You and Your Loved Ones
Learn how wills, trusts, advance health care directives, and other documents can help you plan for the future and protect your loved ones.

Nathan Watanabe, Esq.

C) Paying for Long Term Care
Learn about different options to pay for long term care for you and your loved ones.

Janet R. Morris, Esq.
Family Caregiver Project Director, Bet Tzedek Legal Services

Second Session

A) Hands-On Caregiving Demonstration
Learn how to assist your loved one safely and comfortably.

Jean Ravenelle, PT
Millennia Personal Care Services

B) Introduction to Medicare
Learn about the different parts of Medicare, what services are covered by Medicare, and how to enroll.

Aileen Harper
Executive Director, Center for Healthcare Rights

C) Understanding Communication Challenges and Difficult Behaviors
Learn why persons with Alzheimer ’s disease behave in the way they do so you can communicate and manage behavioral difficulties effectively.

Stephanie Brynjolfson
Manager, Education and Advocacy, Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles


Northstar Senior Living

Aspen Skilled Healthcare
Kei-Ai Los Angeles Healthcare Center
Kei-Ai South Bay Healthcare Center
Sakura Intermediate Care Facility

Independence at Home by SCAN