What Dianne is Reading – Feeling Stressed Because You Don’t Have Enough Time?

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.  I know a lot of my friends and family members feel like “there just isn’t enough time,” and that causes feeling of stress.  That’s…

What Dianne is Reading – President-Elect Trump Names Nominee to Head Up Health & Human Services

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.  As KEIRO® said at the community gathering in Little Tokyo which was held immediately after the November 2016 election, “It is evident that decisions…

What Does the Social Security Benefit Increase Have to do with the Medicare Part B Premium?

On October 18, 2016, the Social Security Administration announced that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries would receive a 0.3 percent COLA (cost-of-living adjustment) increase in 2017. The 0.3 percent COLA this also will affect the Medicare Part B premium. For 2016, the standard premium for Medicare Part B is $121.80 / month…

Are You a Smart Driver?

After completing two evidence-based courses offered by KEIRO®, Richard Murakami has been encouraging his peers to take advantage of KEIRO’s free Genki Living® programs. Richard commented on his experiences with A Matter of Balance, designed to help participants prevent falls and increase activity levels among older adults, and Smart Driver (previously known as Driver Safety),…

Dreaming Big to Support Our Seniors

Over the last few weeks, we have been rolling out KEIRO’s new Grants Program. Designed to extend our resources to the most vulnerable older adults in the Japanese American and Japanese community, the Grants Program has been an opportunity for me to learn more about the existing programs and services currently being offered in our…

What Dianne is Reading – What Communities Can Do for the Growing Numbers of People with Dementia and How Keiro Can Help

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 recently. The National Alliance for Caregiving on August 23, 2016, featured a story about a Japanese city’s community approach to deal with the increasing numbers of people with…