What Dianne is Reading – The Value of Sharing Information

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In this feature of the Genki Woman blog, I would like to share with you helpful articles, interesting research, and useful health information that I came across in the past week.

I wrote the first Genki Woman blog post following our 2010 Women’s Wellness Conference, as a way for both the women who had attended the Conference and those who had not to keep in contact with each other.  Many of the women who had attended the Women’s Wellness Conference were baby boomers and studies have shown that 60% of boomers read socially-created online content (Forrester, 2009).

While I know that we’ve had close to 5,000 visitors since the blog began in November 2010, it is always gratifying to hear when someone says that she/he reads the entries.  I received such a comment from Arleen Hirano last week.  Arleen’s mom used to be one of our most dedicated volunteers at the Keiro Adult Day Health Care Center (KADHC).

Arleen sent me the article, “The 5 Most Common Infections in the Elderly,” because she knows how important this information is.

Amy Nagata, former KADHC volunteer and mother or Arleen Hirano

Amy Nagata, former KADHC volunteer and mother or Arleen Hirano

Sometimes older adults (or their caregivers) may discount symptoms or take a “wait and see” approach before visiting the doctor or an emergency roomAs the article points out, infections are a leading cause of death in adults over 65. It is important to learn about the risks and warning signs for the most common infections in seniors.

Thank you to Arleen for sharing this important information, and I encourage everyone to share interesting and valuable articles that you find.  We are a community and should help each other navigate the sometimes confusing, stressful, and wonderful waters of aging.


Lifelong Learning Courses (part of Keiro’s Genki Living Programs) are valuable programs that have been tested and proven to be effective in a small and lively interactive classroom environment. These courses will give participants opportunities to maintain and even improve their physical and mental wellness.

To see an overview of the Lifelong Learning Courses offered by Keiro, please check our website here.


A Matter of Balance

8 Wednesdays, 9/9-10/28/15

Montebello Plymouth Congregational Church (144 S. Greenwood Ave., Montebello, CA 90640)

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.



Driver Safety

Monday, 11/2/15 & Wednesday, 11/4/15

Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute  (1964 W. 162nd St., Gardena, CA 90247)

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.



For more information or to RSVP, please contact Mei Kameda at 213.873.5710 or mkameda@keiro.org 

About the Author: 

Dianne Kujubu Belli is the Chief Administrative Officer of Keiro. Dianne stays genki by doing cardio and light weight training four days a week at the gym and dances Argentine tango.

The material presented on this site is for informational purposes only and does not necessarily represent the opinions of Keiro, or its contributors. Readers should consult appropriate health, legal, or financial professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.  Full disclaimer

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