FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2020
COVID-19 has significantly impacted all of our lives–the way we socialize, pick up food, and conduct our businesses have all changed. As we look forward to when the Safer at Home ordinances are eased in the upcoming weeks, we know that this doesn’t mean that life will go back to normal for the foreseeable future. While we have all come together to help “flatten the curve,” the virus, and our chance of infection, has not yet been eradicated. Unfortunately, medical experts are indicating that it could be months, or even years, before life goes back to the “normal” we used to know.
Keiro’s mission is to enhance the quality of senior life in Our Community, and that means protecting the health and safety of everyone in our community – older adults, caregivers, and loved ones alike. After careful consideration, we have decided to transition all of our scheduled in-person events to alternative formats for the remainder of the year, including our Keiro no Hi Festival in September and Keiro Symposium in October. Until the virus has run its course, or a vaccine is made available to everyone, we feel it is irresponsible to convene large groups of people, especially older adults that fall in the at-risk category.
In the upcoming weeks, Keiro will announce alternative plans to replace our originally-scheduled programs. Keiro will continue to collaborate with our community partners to deliver meaningful and impactful programs to address the evolving needs of older adults in our community.
Thank you for your continued support and ongoing partnership.
Gene S. Kanamori
President & CEO
Keiro is a mission-driven organization engaged in improving the quality of life for older adults and their caregivers in the Japanese American and Japanese community of Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties. Keiro delivers a wide range of resources to address the challenges and barriers that aging presents: isolation, limited financial resources, complex health conditions, and cognitive and memory disabilities. Keiro also partners with companies and organizations that can expand its services and ability to reach seniors and caregivers, and participates in research and innovative work where Keiro can contribute to advancing progress in resolving the challenges of aging. Keiro is based in Los Angeles. For more information, visit keiro.org.