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Keiro Speaker Series

Lifelong learning is a broad concept that includes both formal and informal activities that enhance our ability to understand the world around us. Join us for one evening each month as we invite a series of guest speakers for monthly presentations to share their areas of expertise. Although some of us may feel that we are “too old” to learn new things, challenging ourselves contributes to the improvement of our wellbeing.

We hope the Keiro Speaker Series will encourage you to pursue ongoing life enrichment.

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How can a Person be “Well” Through End of Life – Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Guest Speaker: Dr. Ira Byock
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PST

The fact of death can teach us a lot about living – if we let it. Important lessons include clarity about what matters most in our lives. Morality highlights ways of nurturing our cherished connections to the people we love and for mending even our most troubled relationships. As a physician, Dr. Byock has learned that human beings have the potential to feel well even as they are dying. Without romanticizing the hard realities of serious illnesses and caregiving, Dr. Byock illuminates ways that people can grow – within themselves and with their family and community – during the waning phases of life.

Through stories drawn from years of clinical practice, as well as his personal life, he describes real experiences of wellbeing of people approaching the end of life and offers practical guidance for getting the best personalized health care, as well as steps he calls the tasks of life completion. He explains how four simple statements – Please forgive me. I forgive you. Thank you. I love you. – can transform relationships and lives.

Dr. Byock’s talk promises to be helpful, insightful, as well as warm and humorous!

Registration closes Monday, February 22, 2021

Past Speaker Series

Keiro provided speaker series on the following topics:

Managing a High-Yielding, Edible Home Garden
Guest Speaker: Dan Allen, Farmscape CEO
September 23, 2020

Cannabis Use by Older Adults: A Growing Trend
Guest Speaker: Pam Kaufmann, Esq. and Cari Levy, MD
October 28, 2020

Japanese Holiday with Chef Akira and Family – A Cooking Demonstration
Guest Speaker: Chef Akira and Jo Ann (Maehara) Hirose of Azay
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Ikigai: Finding Purpose in Retirement
Guest Speaker: Tim Tamashiro
Wednesday, January 20, 2021