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…

What Dianne is Reading – Why Do People Live Longer in Japan?

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. Our good friend, Dr. Tom Yoshikawa, geriatrics physician and former Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, recently sent me an…

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.…