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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.

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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.

Last Year’s Caregiver Conference


Schedule

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. Close 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. Planning for the Future – I Have Five Wishes…
Speaker: TBA

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: Down sizing 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.


Registration:

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

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 lyoshiyama@keiro.org with the subject “Conference Registration” and include your name, phone number, mailing address and breakout workshop choices or call Lauren at 213.873.5707.