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Keiro’s Caregiver Conference

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Co-presented by Venice Japanese Community Center

Keiro offers valuable resources and education for caregivers who support older adults to age well at home and in the community. Since 2001, Keiro has offered nearly 20 caregiver conferences for thousands of Japanese American and Japanese older adults and their caregivers. This free conference provides new tools and practical resources for current and future caregivers through a series of seminars, a resource fair, professional consultations, health screenings and more. As we care for the older adults in our lives, Keiro believes it is crucial to ensure that caregivers are not only recognized, but properly equipped to confidently provide the quality of care our older adults deserve.

UPDATE: As of today, Keiro is moving forward with plans to hold its Caregiver Conference on Sunday, May 31 at Venice Japanese Community Center. We will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 and follow the recommendations from government health officials. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our community’s older adults, our employees, and volunteers. If the situation does not subside by May 1, we will make the determination at the time to postpone or present the content in an alternative format.

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Co-Presented by the 2020 Caregiver Conference Planning Committee:

Los Angeles Holiness Church
The Terasaki Nibei Foundation
Venice Free Methodist Church
Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
Venice Pioneer Project
West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church

Sunday, May 31, 2020
Venice Japanese Community Center
12448 Braddock Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90066
Noon – 4:30 p.m.


Space is limited and reservations are required.
Please register by FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020. Register here:

Last Year’s Caregiver Conference


11:30 a.m. Check-in, resource fair, hosted lunch & consultations
12:30 p.m. Start of Conference
12:45 p.m. Keynote Panel
2:00 p.m. Breakout Workshop 1
3:00 p.m. Breakout Workshop 2
4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
4:15 p.m. Resource Fair & Consultations
5:00 p.m. End of Conference

Keynote Panel: Difficult Conversations

Caregiving can be overwhelming, and communicating with family members regarding care for our loved ones is not a simple task. This panel will touch on the various moments in life when conversations surrounding the care of our loved ones becomes challenging. The panel is aimed to empower attendees to start these difficult conversations with the loved one you are caring for and other family members.

Moderator: Kanako Fukuyama, MSW, Iyashi Care
Panelists: Lynn Miyamoto, Naoko Okada, Andrew Takahashi

Breakout Workshops

With two breakout workshop times and three options, you can choose up to two workshops to attend at this Caregiver Conference. Keiro and the 2020 Caregiver Conference Planning Committee are proud to present these informative workshops to support your efforts to provide care for your loved ones.

A. My Plan for the Future
Speaker: Ashley Areyan, Program Manager, Institute for Human Caring at Providence St. Joseph Health

A majority of people do not discuss end-of-life care with their loved ones. As a component of advanced planning, this workshop explores the different strategies for caregivers and family members to start the conversation about end-of-life care.

B. Danshari: Downsizing and Decluttering
Speaker: Marty Stevens-Heebner, CEO & Founder, Clear Home Solutions

Danshari is the practice of letting go of material things. Learn how to start conversations with loved ones about down sizing and decluttering to enhance the aging-in-place experience.

C. Coordinating Care: It Starts With a Conversation
Speaker: Makoto Kotani, Program Manager, Keiro

Coordinating care for our loved ones can be multi-faceted and challenging. Having a conversation can alleviate some of the stress and pressures of caregiving. This workshop will address the importance of communication and how to coordinate with family members.

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

Presenting Sponsor:
Kawaguchi-Kihara Memorial Foundation

Bento Sponsor: 
Jack Kurihara & Carol Inge

Resource Fair Partner: 
U.S. Census Bureau 

For questions or concerns please contact Lauren Yoshiyama at with the subject “Conference Registration” and include your name, phone number, mailing address and breakout workshop choices or call Lauren at 213.873.5707.