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At this year’s Keiro Caregiver Conference at Orange County Buddhist Church, you can choose up to two breakout sessions from five options!
Gain new tools and knowledge specific to your caregiving needs!
Read the different breakout session options here : http://www.keiro.org/conferences/caregiver-conference/

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Caregiving can be stressful at times.
Here is a test by Alzheimer's Association that is a simple stress check for caregivers:
https://www.alz.org/ca…/alzheimers-dementia-stress-check.asp
Caregiver conference at Orange County hosted by Keiro and Orange County Buddhist Church is coming up on May 12!
Sign up here: http://www.keiro.org/conferences/caregiver-conference/

Take the Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Stress Check and get personalized resources that can help you cope.
alz.org
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Male caregivers are much more prone to be lonely than female caregivers.
In a powerful post, The Caregiver Space​ allows readers to see through the eyes of an elderly male caregiver and the painful challenges that he encounters. https://thecaregiverspace.org/the-caregiver/

Keiro’s Caregiver conference is on May 12.
Sign up here: http://www.keiro.org/conferences/caregiver-conference/

You used to see him quite often at the social club events. He’d usually sit at the end of the table, listening to the conversation but rarely making a comment, he looked tired and there was a…
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Come to Keiro’s Caregiver Conference co-hosted with Orange County Buddhist Church on Saturday, May 12!
Obtain new knowledge, tools, and resources related to caring for your loved ones. Signups online are available NOW!

REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/lymYH3fmorBXqoxW2
More information: http://www.keiro.org/conferences/caregiver-conference/...
This FREE event will have a keynote speaker, two breakout sessions, and consultations! Registration is required!

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Being lonely could potentially be more dangerous to your health than obesity can. Here’s an article from AARP
https://www.aarp.org/…/loneliness-growing-health-problem-fd…

Research shows chronic loneliness poses a greater public health threat than obesity. With an aging population, researchers expect this issue to grow.
aarp.org

Support Keiro through Amazon Smile!

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Keiro Services. Support us every time you shop.
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Excited for the first class of AARP Smart Driver class room course at Japanese American Christian Chapel tomorrow!
https://www.facebook.com/events/2011399905851686/

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Keiro is proud to announce its 2017 cycle grant recipients!
These wonderful organizations already support our community's seniors in many ways to combat the challenges they face, and we look forward to working with them to improve the quality of life for older adults in the Japanese American/Japanese community!
Press Release is available here:
http://www.keiro.org/press-release/keiro-grants-2017/…

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Palliative care? Hospice Care?
This article uses a simple comparison chart to see some differences between the two:
https://www.nia.nih.gov/…/what-are-palliative-care-and-hosp…
Keiro’s Iyashi care is a Palliative Care program. Check out more on http://www.keiro.org !

What is the difference between hospice and palliative care? Caregivers: learn about options for care at the end of life.
nia.nih.gov

Palliative care is not just for patients, but also for caregivers providing for their loved one with a serious illness.
How? Look here:
https://getpalliativecare.org/three-ways-palliative-care-t…/
Keiro’s Iyashi Care is available for caregivers to call and see if palliative care is right for your loved one. Call 213.873.5791 today if you have any questions about our palliative care program!

When your loved ones are facing serious illness, you won’t let them tackle the obstacles alone. Their struggles are your struggles. Their pain is your pain. Their fears are your fears. You listen t…
getpalliativecare.org

This article shares the negative impact of loneliness and social isolation on overall health and longevity.
Studies done over a six year period show how feeling left out or lacking companionship can negatively impact daily activities: https://www.nytimes.com/…/how-loneliness-affects-our-health…

Scientists are gaining a more refined — and surprising — understanding of the effects of loneliness and isolation on health.
nytimes.com

How can palliative care help a serious illness?
This video uses cancer as an example.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=ITWrWNs5dkU

Iyashi Care provides palliative care to Japanese and Japanese American older adults. Check out Iyashi Care: http://www.keiro.org/iyashi-care/ or call 213-873-5791!...
(Video illustrated by the Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine’s Orange Balloon Project)

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Patsy and Erin Matsushita are a dynamic, mother and daughter duo volunteers who provide pharmaceutical services and advice.
Keiro is very grateful to have such wonderful volunteers! Read our interview with them here:
http://www.keiro.org/…/mother-daughter-volunteer-duo-patsy…/

Whether you are a high school student or a professional, we are always looking for new volunteers! Email contact@keiro.org today!

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Check out Keiro grant recipient, Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles, providing classes for those who care for their loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Their culturally sensitive programs provide the necessary tools, resources and support for these caregivers.

http://www.keiro.org/grants…/alzheimers-greater-los-angeles/

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Keiro added 10 new photos from 2017 to the album: Reflecting on 2017.
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2017 was a huge year for Keiro as we had a number of highlights. From awarding the recipients of our inaugural grant cycle to the initiation of our Iyashi Care palliative care partnership, we are proud of the ways we moved forward, and are even more excited about what the next year holds for our community. Please reflect on these memories that we made together and please join us in creating new ones. Happy New Year and we are looking forward to 2018!