Features

Keiro Superstar: Itsy Ota

For nearly 60 years, Itsy Ota has worked at Johnny’s Sport Shop, the family business where she keeps the books, pays the bills, and organizes the various finances.

Spotlight on Male Caregivers

Though men are not typically seen as caregivers, 40 percent of family caregivers are male.

Social Connection

Combatting Social Isolation and Reconnecting with Others

Changes in Our Social Life As you age, you may begin to notice changes in your social life. Once simple tasks, such as attending monthly meetings or making time for…

Finding the Solution to Keep Older Adults Engaged – ESGVJCC

The East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center’s Senior Wellness Program has been around for almost 9 years. But its roots go back nearly 82 years when an acre of…

Iyashi Care Story: The Relief I Felt with the “Care Specialists”

15 years after beating cancer, Masami had found herself battling a familiar enemy. Though she fought it off before, this time would be much different as she would not have…

Celebrating our Older Adults at Keiro no Hi Festival

Little Tokyo saw its first ever celebration for older adults at Keiro no Hi on September 16, 2018. In partnership with Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Keiro welcomed over…

Little Tokyo Program Helps Seniors Escape Isolation

Like many older members of the Southern California Japanese American community, Debra was resistant to change. Friendly but somewhat shy–and most comfortable conversing in Japanese—Debra maintained a small network of…

Falls Can Be Prevented!

Keiro co-hosted a fall prevention presentation with Orange County Japanese American Association (OCJAA) on May 17th. Keiro staff member, Hiromi Aoyama, opened the presentation with an important message to the…

Iyashi Care at Keiro no Hi Festival – Advance Directives and Pharmacists

Next month, Keiro and Providence’s Iyashi Care team will host a health fair at Keiro and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center’s (JACCC) Keiro no Hi Festival, helping older adults…

Calligraphy art and Kuni

The Power of Art – Reducing Isolation Through Calligraphy

The Power of Art – Reducing isolation through calligraphy Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Kuniharu Yoshida grew up with a love for sports but was constantly surrounded by art….