Koreisha Senior Care and Advocacy
P.O. Box 1691 Monterey Park, CA 91754 (626) 278-3653
www.koreishasca.org July 15, 2023
Dear Friends, Koreisha Senior Care & Advocacy (KSCA) and the Japanese American Medical Association (JAMA) will hold a Health Fair for the Japanese American Community on October 29, 2023 from 12 noon at the Maryknoll Japanese Catholic Center, 222 S. Hewitt Street, Los Angeles 90012. The annual Nikkei Health Fairs in Little Tokyo were offered by the dedicated members of the Taisho Club for 38 years. Along with physicians, nurses, other health care providers and volunteers, they made the yearly event possible to as many as 800 participants. The event provided free consultations by various medical specialists and offered a blood test and a flu shot at a minimal cost. Blood test results were explained 2 weeks late in Japanese or in English.
Over the years, the Fair became a valuable tradition of the community. Particularly for Nikkei seniors who found it difficult to travel to the doctor’s office, this was an opportunity to ask the experts, all the questions they had always wanted to ask. Translation was provided for the monolingual Japanese attendees. Past events had specialists in internal medicine, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, urology, general surgery, podiatry, gastroenterology, orthopedics, rheumatism, chiropractic/ massage, psychiatry, dentistry, acupuncture and others.
Due to aging members, the Taisho Club disbanded, passing the community tradition started by them to KSCA and to JAMA. KSCA and JAMA are excited to hold the 39th Health Fair this year, and we have plans to continue the tradition into the future. We are anticipating 500+ individuals from the Greater Los Angeles area to participate and approximately 100 volunteers to offer the services. In order to make this worthy community event possible, we would greatly appreciate having your co-sponsorship of the Fair. Co-sponsorship involves donation of funds and/or volunteerism as stated at the bottom of this letter. Thank you for your tax-deductible donation to KSCA, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization TIN 81-1086466. Sincerely yours,
Koreisha Senior Care & Advocacy
Barry Goy MD
Japanese American Medical Association