Genki Conference to Focus on Veterans’ Issues

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The Institute for Healthy Aging at Keiro will present Genki Conference: Veteran’s Edition on Saturday, April 6, at Keiro Retirement Home’s Activity Center Auditorium, 325 S. Boyle Ave., Los Angeles.

The conference is co-presented by the Japanese American Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee, Japanese American Korean War Veterans, Go For Broke National Education Center, and Kazuo Masuda Memorial VFW Post 3670.

Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Presentations are as follows:

• “Successful Aging” — Learn about prove interventions that reduce the risk of premature death, chronic diseases, and disabilities. Thomas Yoshikawa, M.D., deputy chief of staff for geriatrics, extended care and special projects, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.

• “Psychological and Emotional Well-Being” — Learn about the differences in psychological and emotional issues for World War II, Korean, Vietnam and Middle Eastern war veterans. Donald S. Hiroto, Ph.D., associate clinical professor, UCLA.

• “VA Benefits” — Learn about the VA’s medical and long-term care benefits, pensions, survivor/dependent benefits, and independent living services, including the little-known Aid and Attendance and Housebound Improved Pension (A&A), which can cover the costs of caregivers in the home or be used for assisted living or a nursing home. Ramon Silva, senior veterans service representative; Gary Monji, assistant vocational rehabilitation and employment officer.

This free conference is made possible by Keiro Senior HealthCare’s Endowment Fund with partial funding from the Takayama Foundation.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Register online at www.keiro.org/veterans-conference-registration; email [email protected] with the subject “Veteran’s Conference Registration” and include name, phone number and mailing address; or call (323) 980-2352.

Genki Conference: Caregiver’s Edition will be held on Saturday, April 27, at Faith United Methodist Church in Torrance.

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