Toji Rafu Essay

By administrator|January 16, 2021|Articles, In the News|

The Thoughts of a Family Member Whose Mother Resides at Sakura ICF by Michael Toji As a member of the community whose lone parent resides at the Sakura ICF, I am deeply concerned about the fate of the residents of this once venerable institution in the Japanese / Japanese American community. The pending expiration on February 5th 2021 of the conditions set forth upon the sale to Pacifica and the

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Rafu Shimpo | Voices of Koreisha: Coronavirus Prevention For Seniors

By administrator|May 3, 2020|Feature, In the News|

he following is a reprint from the October 28, 2017 article in the print edition of The Rafu Shimpo newspaper, and online on April 28, 2020. For Japanese Version, click here. VOICES OF KOREISHA: Coronavirus Prevention for Seniors   Posted On April 28, 2020 Columnists By KENJI IRIE, M.D. The coronavirus pandemic does not seem to be slowing down. The situation in Italy is dreadful. The distance between Japan and

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Support the 2019 Day of Remembrance

By administrator|February 10, 2019|Advocacy, Articles, Feature, In the News|

Koreisha Senior Care & Advocacy is requesting all members and supporters to attend the 2019 Day of Remembrance on Saturday, February 16 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Little Tokyo. KSCA will have a table at this event. Literature and surveys will be available for KSCA members/supporters to distribute.  Please arrive at 1:30 pm to set-up, distribute literature, and gather survey responses. Be

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Rafu Shimpo: Governor Signs Bill on Senior Care Facilities

By administrator|November 1, 2017|In the News|

The following is a reprint from the October 28, 2017 article in the print edition of The Rafu Shimpo newspaper, and online on November 1, 2017. SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Oct. 19 signed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s Assembly Bill 651, which will strengthen the state attorney general’s oversight over the sale of nonprofit health care facilities, in order to protect and promote access to health care, particularly in immigrant communities.

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Buy Back Keiro: A Ridiculous Idea?

By administrator|May 14, 2017|Advocacy, Articles, Feature, In the News|

[KSCA submitted the following article to The Rafu, which published the English version on May 3, 2017. Japanese translation available below.]   Let’s think about this for a moment. Years preceding the sale, Keiro was not in financial difficulties according to the annual financial statements.  Keiro was making money.  Keiro had a waiting list for the retirement home until the announcement to sell.  Keiro had about $14 million in endowment

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Protesters Urge Pacifica Not to Raise Rents

By administrator|February 14, 2017|Articles, In the News|

This is a reprint of an article published on the on Feb 11, 2017 Koreisha Senior Care & Advocacy (formerly the Ad Hoc Committee to Save Keiro) protested on Jan. 28 outside the Courtyard Marriott in Century City, urging Pacifica Companies not to increase rents for elderly Japanese Americans. Pacifica, a for-profit real estate development firm that owns the hotel, last year acquired four facilities previously operated by Keiro

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Petition Keiro to Honor Public’s Recommendations

By administrator|November 24, 2016|Advocacy, Articles, In the News|

On October 15, 2016, Koreisha Senior Care and Advocacy held a public forum, “Visions for Keiro’s Millions”. This forum allowed members of the community to step up and voice how they believe the millions of dollars of donation money and assets from the sale of the 4 properties should be utilized. That money came from the public through years of donations and therefore, belongs to the public. NOT THE KEIRO

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VOX POPULI: Koreisha’s Response to Keiro Board

By administrator|August 31, 2016|Articles, In the News|

This is a reprint of an article published on the on August 31, 2016 There is need to correct the misleading information the Keiro Board has presented to the public in their article “Past, Present and Future of Keiro” (Rafu, 7/13/16). Keiro Board members have stated that the community movement that opposed the sale consisted of a small and inexperienced group of individuals. Facts are that 17,000 members of

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Koreisha Response to Miyake Resignation

By administrator|July 8, 2016|Articles, In the News|

This is a reprint of an article published on the on July 8, 2016 Dr. Keiko Ikeda (right) with Rep. Judy Chu at a press conference held by the Ad Hoc Committee to Save Keiro in January. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo) Dear Editor: Mr. Shawn Miyake’s decision to retire from his position as the president and CEO of Keiro opens the door for a change of leadership, one that would

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