Los Angeles, February 12, 2019 – Keiro will host its annual Caregiver Conference at Pasadena Buddhist Temple on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. This free, one-day conference continues Keiro’s work to support and equip informal caregivers with practical knowledge and enhance the quality of care that our community’s older adults receive. The conference planning committee, consisting of Pasadena Buddhist Temple, Pasadena Nikkei Seniors, Altadena First Presbyterian Church, and Pasadena Japanese Cultural Institute, has assisted in determining specific content for the conference and providing event support.

This year, the conference will feature two keynote speakers. Patty Watson-Swan, RN, BSN from Huntington Hospital Senior Care Network will speak on how best to manage caregiver stress. A moderated panel will discuss how the Iyashi Care program can assist with the challenges of caregiving resulting from complex family dynamics.

Attendees can also choose from three breakout sessions: Mobile Caregiving, Hands-On Caregiving, and Preparing for In-Home Care. As in past conferences, attendees can take advantage of free consultations with an attorney, pharmacist, or social worker, available with pre-registration. During the hosted bento lunch, a resource fair comprised of non-profit organizations and businesses with a focus on helping older adults will be available for attendees to explore.

Keiro Caregiver Conference
[Date] Saturday, March 30, 2019
[Time] 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Check in opens at 8:30 a.m.)
[Location] Pasadena Buddhist Temple
                  1993 Glen Ave. Pasadena CA 91103
This is a free one-day conference, but registration is required. Registration is available now until Friday March 22, 2019 on the Keiro website at or by calling 213.873.5708.

About Keiro

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