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2022 Caregiver Conference
March 2022

For over 20 years, Keiro has offered Caregiver Conferences to support thousands of Japanese American and Japanese older adults and their caregivers. This year’s conference will be in a three-part series over three consecutive weeks. Registration is now opened! Scroll down to register for this event!

The conference will continue to provide caregivers and their loved ones the best subject matter experts, panelists, and resources possible in an accessible and practical manner.


Schedule

Each session will be a one-hour long presentation and Q&A followed by a 30-minute virtual resource fair.

Session #1: Understanding Long-Term Care
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. PST

Session #2: Navigating Challenging Conversations
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. PDT

Session #3: Stress Management for Caregivers
Saturday, March 26, 2022
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT


Registration

Registration is now open! Please sign up for each session you would like to attend.

150 complimentary mailed Caregiver Care Packages will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Caregiver Care Package registration is required and closes Monday, February 28, 2022 (while supplies last). Registration for the conference webinars close Monday, March 7, 2022.

Note: Sign up style has changed slightly. View the below video on how to sign up for this event!


Session Details

Understanding Long-Term Care
Presented by Karl Kim CFP, CLTC
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. PST

The world of long-term care can be confusing to navigate unless you have a counselor to walk you through it. Karl Kim, CFP, CLTC, will provide an overview of the cost of long-term care as well as payment methods (Medicare, Medi-Cal, private pay, and other options) in order to assist people in preparing financially for future care costs.

Navigating Challenging Conversations
Presented by Kanako Fukuyama, MSW and Andrea Strouth, MSW
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. PDT

Conversations related to health care preferences and caregiving preparation can be challenging subjects to navigate. However, knowing the wishes of a loved one and having proper documentation in place can be beneficial as caregivers consider advance care planning. Understanding that these conversations within Our Community may not be easy to bring up, Kanako Fukuyama, MSW, and Andrea Strouth, MSW will discuss strategies to navigate these challenging, and possibly daunting, conversations with loved ones.

Stress Management for Caregivers
Presented by Nancy Clifton-Hawkins, MPH, MCHES
Saturday, March 26, 2022 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT

Research shows that caregiving can be a very rewarding, yet stressful experience. Maintaining good mental health as a caregiver is of utmost importance. Nancy Clifton-Hawkins, MPH, MCHES, will discuss how to recognize signs of stress and strategies to manage that stress so that caregivers can continue to care for themselves while they care for their loved ones. This presentation will provide attendees with a different perspective on caregiving – focusing on how to care for the body’s most important organ, the brain


Past Caregiver Conferences


The Caregiver Conference is FREE to the community and is made possible by Keiro along with support from The Aratani Foundation, our community partners, donors, and volunteers.

For questions or concerns please contact [email protected].