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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. 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. This year’s conference will be in a three-part series over three consecutive weeks.

Registration is now open! Scroll down to register for this event!


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 by Karl Kim, CFP, Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC)
Tuesday, March 8 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. PST

Session #2: Navigating Challenging Conversations by Kanako Fukuyama, MSW & Andrea Strouth, MSW
Wednesday, March 16 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. PDT

Session #3: Stress Management for Caregivers by Nancy Clifton-Hawkins, MPH, MCHES
Saturday, March 26 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT


Registration

Registration is now open! Please sign up for each session you would like to attend. For questions please contact [email protected].

  • Registration for Caregiver Care Packages is closed.
  • Registration for Session #1: Understanding Long-Term Care is closed.
  • Reigstration for Session #2: Navigating Challenging Conversations is closed.
  • Registration for Session #3: Stress Management for Caregivers is closed.

Note: The registration style has slightly changed compared to our previous events. Watch the video below on how to sign up for the Caregiver Conference!


Session Details

Understanding Long-Term Care
Presented by Karl Kim CFP, Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC)
Tuesday, March 8 | 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 & Andrea Strouth, MSW
Wednesday, March 16 | 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 | 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.


Presenter Biographies


Resource Fair Vendors


Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Aratani Foundation

Caregiver Care Package Sponsor
Lynn Miyamoto & Kevin Kroeker

Resource Fair Sponsor 
The Doizaki Family
Jack Kurihara & Carol Inge 
Kawaguchi-Kihara Memorial Foundation

Session Sponsor
TheKey / Millennia


Event Donors

Donors listed as of March 24, 2022.


Professional Consultations

Opportunities to seek free professional consultations on the phone will become available for attendees after each session. You must register for and attend the corresponding session to sign-up for a professional consultation.

Sign-ups will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and we cannot guarantee that you will secure an appointment. Attendees are limited to one consultation each for this year’s Caregiver Conference.


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, sponsors, donors, and volunteers.

For questions or concerns please contact [email protected].