Keiro provides weekly programs serving Japanese American older adults to provide comprehensive programming to meet the needs of their aging members.

During the time of COVID-19, Keiro is hosting online webinars. Join us to learn something new and stay connected with Keiro and others!

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For each event, please sign up through the registration link. We will send you a link to attend from Zoom.

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February 2021 Virtual Keiro Forums Calendar

Upcoming Keiro Forum Topics

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Registering for Virtual Keiro Forums

To register for any of the available webinars, please provide your information by filling out the form in the link below each forum description. If you need assistance getting connected to the Zoom meetings, please contact Keiro at programs@keiro.org
All times are in PST.

February 2021 Virtual Keiro Forums Calendar


Virtual Keiro Forums:

Community Bingo
Tuesday, March 2 | 10:30 a.m.

Do you miss playing Bingo at your community center or seeing your friends? Keiro invites you to virtually connect with others to enjoy a game of Bingo and have a chance to win prizes! Join Keiro’s Community Bingo game with friends and compete with other community members.


Iyashi Care
Thursday, March 4 | 10:30 a.m.

Iyashi Care is a joint partnership between Keiro and Providence Health & Services that provides palliative care for Our Community. This forum will help you learn what palliative care is, how Iyashi Care can support you, and why you should consider enrolling into the program. Join us as we discuss how you and your family can benefit from the comprehensive services offered by Iyashi Care today.


Conversation Kitchen
Tuesday, March 9 | 10:30 a.m.

Conversation Kitchen is a cooking webinar where participants can engage in different conversations about food. This webinar will be hosted by a Keiro staff member who will be cooking Soboro Donburi and will participate in the group conversations with attendees.

Senior Scams
Thursday, March 11 | 10:30 a.m.

Each day, older adults are targeted by scammers and their deceiving tactics resulting in billions of dollars lost. Scams continue to evolve, especially during the pandemic. Join us for this interactive webinar as we share common tips to avoid being scammed as well as updates on current COVID-19 related scams targeting unsuspecting victims. 


Mindfulness for Seniors with Riki Aihara
Tuesday, March 16 | 11:00 a.m.

Learn how to be more mindful (focused on the present moment) and calm the mind. We’ll practice breathing techniques, meditation and how to reflect upon oneself to promote overall wellness.

Riki Aihara is a certified yoga teacher who promotes mental health and physical wellbeing. Both of her parents have worked in Little Tokyo her entire life and she considers LT a second home. Riki has witnessed the importance of mental health having worked at a holistic center and traveling the world to participate in different wellness trainings. She shares her knowledge with all clients but has an affinity for working with seniors. Learn more at mindfulexploration.org


Watercolor Trees with Marion Nishimura
Thursday, March 18 | 10:30 a.m.

You will use watercolor paint to create a fall and spring tree.  The technique used is fast, easy and fun.  You will be surprised at the outcome and every tree is unique.

  • Watercolor Paint Set (Prang)
  • Brush
  • 1 natural sea sponge (1 ½ x 2”)
  • 2 containers of water
  • Waxpaper and plastic wrap
  • Pencil or brown color pencil
  • Wooden dowel or use the end of a wooden utensil
  • 2 sheets of white copy paper (4 ¼ “x 5 ½’) to practice the technique
  • 2 sheets of cardstock (4 ¼ “x 5 ½’) 

*The first 20 people to register will receive the crafting materials in the mail.


Moving an Edo Period House to the Huntington’s Japanese Garden
Thursday, March 25 | 10:30 a.m.

The Japanese Heritage House will be the latest addition to the iconic Japanese Garden built by Henry Huntington in 1912.  Learn about the discovery, restoration and moving of this 320-year-old Japanese house that served as a center of village life in Marugame, Japan, and how Japanese architecture influenced the mid-century Modern Home in California.

Robert Hori is the Botanical Cultural Curator and Program Director.  He oversees programming related to East Asian garden arts including landscape design, tea ceremony, flower arranging, stone viewing and bonsai.  He organizes lectures and cultural experiences for the public, and has curated exhibitions including Nuestro Mundo, artwork created by young Latino artists in response to the historical exhibit Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin, Out of the Woods & Amazing Trees, FloriLegium: Folded Transformations for the Natural World by Robert J. Lang, and Ice & Stone for the Portland Japanese Garden featuring prime examples of viewing stones from the Huntington.  Prior to working for the Huntington, he was a program director at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Los Angeles. 

Kokoro no Hashi with Brandon Takahashi
Friday, March 26 | 3:00 p.m.

Kokoro no Hashi(心の橋) is an opportunity for highschool students to show off their talent/skill sets to an older audience. With a variety of acts ranging from dance to magic as well as interviews with the performers, the program is a great way for the younger generation to connect with the older generation.

Brandon Takahashi is a Junior at Polytechnic School in Pasadena. He has been a member of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus since 2012 and is a member of the Jazz band at school, playing the Vibraphone, keyboard and doing vocals. Through youth leadership programs such as Kizuna and Rising Stars, he is also actively learning about the Japanese American community and ways in which he can engage and provide service.


Ukulele Making with Ralph Ichikawa
Tuesday, March 30 | 10:30 a.m.

Join community member Ralph Ichikawa as he shares his hobby of making ukuleles. This presentation will walk through the various steps of making a ukulele and the tools Ralph uses.

Ralph has been making ukuleles for the past 16 years. So far, he has made 60 ukuleles and is presently working on his 61st and 62nd. 


Past Virtual Keiro Forum Topics:

Cooking

  • Conversation Kitchen
  • Kabocha Roast
  • Summer BBQ Series
  • Community Lunch

Entertainment

  • Kokoro no Hashi (心の橋)
  • Face Mask Croakie Making
  • Community Bingo
  • You’ve Been Pop Culture’d Series

Technology

  • Exploring YouTube
  • Tech Hour
  • Tips on Being a Safe Consumer
  • Food Delivery Apps

Health Education

  • Dietary Supplements for Brain Health
  • Active Every Day
  • How Can Iyashi Care Benefit Me?
  • Sun Safety and Hydration

Have any suggestions for future Keiro Virtual Forums?

Email our team at programs@keiro.org with your suggestions for discussion topics.