Co-presented by Venice Japanese Community Center

Keiro offers valuable resources and education for caregivers who support older adults to age well at home and in the community. Since 2001, Keiro has offered nearly 20 caregiver conferences for thousands of Japanese American and Japanese older adults and their caregivers. This free conference provides new tools and practical resources for current and future caregivers through a series of seminars, a resource fair, professional consultations, health screenings and more. As we care for the older adults in our lives, Keiro believes it is crucial to ensure that caregivers are not only recognized, but properly equipped to confidently provide the quality of care our older adults deserve.

In light of the Stay At Home ordinance due to COVID-19, the 2020 Caregiver Conference, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, May 31 at the Venice Japanese Community Center, transitioned to an online virtual event. Registered attendees had the opportunity to access resources through the various interactive webinar presentations.


Sunday, May 31, 2020
Virtual Webinar
1:30 P.M. – 4:15 P.M.

Co-Presented by the 2020 Caregiver Conference Planning Committee:

Los Angeles Holiness Church
The Terasaki Nibei Foundation
Venice Free Methodist Church
Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
Venice Pioneer Project
West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church


1:30 p.m. Keiro Zoom Webinar Check-in
2:00 p.m. Start of Conference
2:15 p.m. Keynote Panel
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Workshop: Danshari: Downsizing and Decluttering
4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
4:15 p.m. End of Conference

Keynote Panel: Difficult Conversations

Caregiving can be overwhelming, and communicating with family members regarding care for our loved ones is not a simple task. This panel will touch on the various moments in life when conversations surrounding the care of our loved ones becomes challenging. The panel is aimed to empower attendees to start these difficult conversations with the loved one you are caring for and other family members.

Moderator: Kanako Fukuyama, MSW, Iyashi Care
Panelists: Lynn Miyamoto, Naoko Okada, Andrew Takahashi


Danshari: Downsizing and Decluttering
Speaker: Marty Stevens-Heebner, CEO & Founder, Clear Home Solutions

Danshari is the practice of letting go of material things. Learn how to start conversations with loved ones about downsizing and decluttering to enhance the aging-in-place experience.

The Caregiver Conference is FREE to the community and is made possible by Keiro along with support from our community partners, donors, and volunteers.


Presenting Sponsor:

Kawaguchi-Kihara Memorial Foundation

Major Sponsors:

Jack Kurihara & Carol Inge

U.S. Census Bureau