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2010 Award for Excellence in Multicultural Aging
Keiro Senior HealthCare, which includes The Institute for Healthy Aging at Keiro, has been a leader in the field of aging services and in the Japanese American community for nearly 50 years. In 1961, a group of Nisei (second generation Japanese Americans) organized Keiro Senior HealthCare, a not-for-profit organization, to provide compassionate, culturally-sensitive long-term care through residential/assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Keiro has grown to four facilities serving 2,500 residents annually, and as the community has evolved, Keiro has been challenged in its practices and thinking, realizing that the seniors it serves have different preferences from previous generations. In 2006, as part of the Board’s strategic plan, Keiro launched The Institute for Healthy Aging at Keiro to provide evidence-based programs to residents within the four walls of Keiro’s facilities and to the 95% of the population 65 and older who do not reside in nursing homes. This expanded the vision to promote a healthy and fulfilling aging experience for all seniors, whether “home” is a Keiro facility or another place in the community.
In addition to providing education to 9,600 people in 38 different locations and overseeing Keiro’s volunteer program of 700 volunteers, The Institute for Healthy Aging at Keiro is responsible for operating a case management “hot line”; providing wellness checks and caregiver’s conferences in collaboration with universities, agencies, and members of Nikkei Senior Network, a consortium created by The Institute for Healthy Aging at Keiro to meet the education and networking needs of community organizations, churches, and temples that serve Japanese and Japanese Americans in Southern California; publishing healthy aging literature; maintaining the healthy aging component of the Keiro website; and overseeing all research activities within the organization.
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