In this feature of the Genki Living blog, I would like to share with you helpful articles, interesting research, and useful health information that I came across in the past week.
Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Green Party Member, an Independent or affiliated with any other party, it has been fascinating to watch the Republican and Democratic conventions over the past month.
According to the National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) new blog, both the Democratic and Republican platforms include language promoting home and community-based services. NCOA links to a Forbes Magazine article, this is the first time that both major political parties have explicitly included in their platforms the need for community-based long-term care. Both major parties recognize that most older adults wish to age at home.
The realization that our Japanese American and Japanese community is getting older, we are living longer, and we are choosing to live at home as long as possible, drives Keiro’s efforts moving forward. As outlined in Keiro’s Vision Framework Series, there is much work to be done before anyone can say that Keiro’s mission “to enhance the quality of senior life in Our Community” is accomplished.
Keiro’s Genki Living Programs support individuals to obtain, process, and understand health information so that they can manage their health for optimal wellness.
Keiro is expanding our reach from a focus on long term health care facilities to broadly engaging and supporting thousands of Japanese American and Japanese older adults throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties. Keiro provides services to older adults and caregivers, along with programs for residents of Keiro’s former facilities—helping older adults in Our Community to age the way they choose.
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.
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