Category Archives: Social Wellness

Looking for Some Cultural Fun?

Asian Cultural Bazaar @ West L.A. United Methodist Church

September 17th

11am – 5pm

FREE!

Discover Nikkei: Wellness as a Global Solution @ The Japanese American National Museum

September 18th

2pm

Featuring some of Keiro’s very own!

Benefit Concert for Japan @ Occidental College

September 18th

2pm

Please see the website for more details.

“The Neighbor” (369 no Metoshiera) Screening @ Laemmle Sunset 5

September 16th – 22nd

Times vary.

Please see the website for more details.

FREE healthy aging resouces, Genki Living Expo, Keiro Senior HealthCare 50th Anniversary, healthy living

Join us for Keiro’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon and the FREE Genki Living Expo on October 15!

What To Do This Weekend …

3rd Annual OC Japan Fair @ The Orange County Fairgrounds

September 10th

10am – 9pm

General Admission – $5

Hiroshima in the Morning Discussion @ The Japanese American National Museum

September 10th

2pm

Please see the website for more details.

Chinatown Summer Nights @ L.A. Chinatown

September 11th

5pm – midnight

FREE!

“The Best of Grateful Crane” @ The Torrance Cultural Arts Center

September 11th

Two shows: 11am & 4pm

Please see the website for more details.

 

Staying in Town For the Long Weekend?

Check out some of the many awesome events going on!

 

Watermelon Tours @ Tanaka Farms

September 3rd-4th

Extended for one last weekend! Please see the website for details.

L.A. County Fair @ Fairplex Pomona

September 3rd – October 2nd

Please see the website for more details.

E Hula Mau: Hula & Chant Competition @ The Long Beach Performing Arts Center

September 2nd – 4th

Times vary.

Please see the website for more details.

Fiesta Hermosa @ Hermosa Beach

September 3rd – 5th

10am – 6pm

FREE!

Orange International Street Fair @ Orange Plaza

September 2nd – 4th

5pm – 10pm (Friday), 10am – 10pm (Saturday-Sunday)

FREE!

Meet Stacey Tamura, Another Amazing Keiro Volunteer!

Stacey Tamura, South Bay Keiro Volunteer

Stacey Tamura, South Bay Keiro Volunteer

Volunteering is an important way for the next generation to get involved in caring for seniors! Below, Stacey Tamura shares her experience volunteering at South Bay Keiro Nursing Home.

I am a high school student and organize nursing home visits with high school students at my school. We have volunteered at South Bay Keiro Nursing Home a few times to participate in fun activities such as origami and bingo with the residents. All the activities have been enjoyable to do with the residents. Also, the staff were very welcoming and accommodating. After the activity, we talk with the residents and get to learn more about each other. They are always friendly and warm to us whenever we visit. I am glad to know that we may be making their day a little more fun.

Stacey is a junior at the California Academy of Mathematics and Science (CAMS), which is located in Carson, California. She participates in Biomed/HOSA Club, Key Club, Robotics, and National Honors Society with her school. During her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking desserts, and playing piano.  

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Thinking About What To Do This Weekend?

Sugihara: A Conspiracy of Kindness Documentary Screening @ The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy

August 26th

7-9pm

Admission: $20 general, $15 students & seniors (All proceeds shall go to the U.S.-Japan Council Earthquake Relief Fund).

Please email ltccjb@aol.com for reservations.

Origins International Martial Arts Festival @ The Anaheim Covention Center

August 27th – 28th

Times vary.

Please see the website for more details.

Outdoor Cinema Food Fest @ The Hollywood Recreation Center

August 27th

5:30pm

Please see the website for more details.

Annual Bazaar @ The Okinawan Association of America Center

August 28th

11am – 4pm

It’s the last weekend for Cookout Tours and Watermelon Tours!

Cookout Tours @ Tanaka Farms (March 19th – August 28th)

Watermelon Tours @ Tanaka Farms (July 2nd – August 28th)

When it Comes to Learning, Age Ain't Nothin' but a Number!

Intellectual wellness is an important part of genkiliving. Ms. G., a Sansei and family member of a former Keiro resident, shares her experience of going back to school in her 40s and 50s!

How I went from unemployed legal assistant to Licensed Clinical Social Worker is all about making a scary decision to return to academics, in my 40s. Actually, my family thought I was crazy, but I had the support of my two adult children. To make it even more dramatic, I had worked about 20 years with a high school education.  I knew nothing about college academics.

I don’t know how my lil’ brain was able to pass the science and math courses, but it did. I began attending community college courses and earned an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts, but I thought I needed more. Then I enrolled in a 4-year college and earned a Bachelor’s degree. As you can guess by now, I have really challenged myself, emotionally, financially, and physically. Going back to my brain-power, I was most amazed that I was getting higher grades in college than in elementary school. After much debate with my daughter who had a Master’s in Social Work, I took the leap of faith and enrolled in the Master’s program as well. At this point, I was really wondering if my brain cells could get me through working part time in the day and attending night courses for 4 years. To my surprise, while in my 50s, I finally found my comfort zone. Every course that I took, I truly enjoyed and absorbed…except for Statistics. I’ve been happily doing work that I really love. Just imagine if I had let age and family critics get in my way.

Through my personal experience, I challenge anyone to pursue their dreams. What is age, but just a number. You will be amazed what you can do when your heart is behind…pushing you forward. 

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More Japanese Cultural Fun!

The 71st Annual Nisei Week Festival ends this weekend! Check out all the awesome exhibits, vendors, and entertainment.

 

Various Cultural Exhibits @ The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) and Higashi Hongwanji Temple

August 20th – 21st

10am – 5pm

Cultural Entertainment @ The Japanese Village Plaza

August 20th -21st

Varying times.

Nisei Week LA Sake Tasting @ The Kyoto Grand Hotel

August 20th

4-8pm

Please see website for more details.

Closing Ceremony & Ondo @ 1st Street in Little Tokyo

August 21st

4pm

Nikkei Games @ CSU Long Beach & Other Venues (Through August 21st)

Sugihara: A Conspiracy of Kindness Documentary Screening @ The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy

August 26th

7-9pm

Admission: $20 general, $15 students & seniors (All proceeds shall go to the U.S.-Japan Council Earthquake Relief Fund).

Please email ltccjb@aol.com for reservations.

Cookout Tours @Tanaka Farms (March 19th – August 28th)

Watermelon Tours @ Tanaka Farms (July 2nd – August 28th)