Los Angeles, February 25, 2020 – Keiro will expand its support to caregivers through multiple events throughout the community this year. Keiro’s annual Caregiver Conference will be held at Venice Japanese Community Center on Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 12:30 – 5:00 p.m. This free, one-day conference continues Keiro’s work to support and equip family caregivers with practical knowledge to enhance the quality of care that their loved ones can receive.
This year’s focus for the Caregiver Conference is family dynamics and navigating difficult conversations. The keynote panel will focus on communicating with family members surrounding the care of our loved ones with first-hand experiences shared by community members. Moderated by Kanako Fukuyama, MSW, Iyashi Care, the panelists – Lynn Miyamoto, Naoko Okada, and Andrew Takahashi – will share their stories of their caregiving journeys.
Attendees can also choose from three breakout sessions about advanced care planning, decluttering, and starting a conversation on coordinating care. As in past conferences, attendees can take advantage of free consultations with an attorney or social worker, available with pre-registration. Along with a hosted bento, the resource fair, comprised of nonprofit organizations and businesses focused on helping older adults, will be available for attendees to explore. This year’s conference planning committee consists of multiple partnering organizations in the West Los Angeles area: Los Angeles Holiness Church, The Terasaki Nibei Foundation, Venice Free Methodist Church, Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Venice Japanese Community Center, Venice Pioneer Project, West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple, and West Los Angeles United Methodist Church.
Keiro Caregiver Conference
[Date] Sunday, May 31, 2020
[Time] 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Check in opens at 11:30 a.m.)
[Location] Venice Japanese Community Center
12448 Braddock Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90066
Registration is required and will be open until Friday, May 15, 2020 on the Keiro website at www.keiro.org/caregiver-conference or by calling 213.873.5707.
This Caregiver Conference is one of several events that Keiro will be hosting throughout the year to serve the community. With caregiving forums scheduled in San Fernando Valley, Orange County, and Little Tokyo, there will be additional opportunities for our community’s caregivers to learn about different topics to support their capabilities as caregivers. For more information on the upcoming Keiro Caregiving Forums, visit www.keiro.org/caregiving-forum.
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[Location] San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center
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[Date] Saturday, June 20, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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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.