My Experience Attending a Parkinson Support Group

Medical school is full of new challenges and surprises, but one surprise I was not anticipating was that I would be the only Japanese American student in my entire medical school class at UC Irvine. UCI is known for having a prominent Asian American presence amongst its undergrad population so I found it unusual that…

NCI Intern Day: Keiro Site Visit

What do you enjoy most in life? I enjoy seeing family and friends on a Sunday morning at church. I enjoy waiting in airports in anticipation to travel across the world to a new country or coming home after a great adventure. I enjoy spontaneously driving to coffee shops or museums to read or study.…

Why I Volunteer and Still Call the Facilities “Keiro” – Part 2

By Guest Blogger June Aochi Berk For me personally, I believe that being with these ladies at the retirement home formerly owned by Keiro (soon to be known as Sakura Gardens) has helped to keep me energized and active both in heart and spirit.  It’s a privilege to volunteer at Keiro Retirement Home (soon to be known…

Keiro in the Community: Supporting OCO and Tanaka Farms HARVESTING HOPE 2016

On March 11, 2011, people around the world watched in despair as a 9.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the country of Japan.  Often referred to as the ‘Great East Japan earthquake’ or the ‘Tohoku Earthquake’, it quickly claimed the lives of almost 16,000 people, injured more than 6,000, left 2,500 missing and displaced more than 340,000…