Ad Hoc Group to Hold Meeting on Keiro Sale

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A building on Keiro's Boyle Heights campus, which includes Keiro Retirement Home and Keiro Intermediate Care Facility. (NAO NAKANISHI/Rafu Shimpo)

A building on Keiro’s Boyle Heights campus, which includes Keiro Retirement Home and Keiro Intermediate Care Facility. (NAO NAKANISHI/Rafu Shimpo)

The Ad Hoc Committee to Save Keiro, a group consisting of concerned members of the community, will hold a public forum on the pending sale of Keiro’s four facilities on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church.

The church is located at 300 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, at the southeast corner of Third Street and Central Avenue in Little Tokyo. Parking is available in the church lot.

The goal of the forum is for the community to gather together to grapple with the many unanswered questions regarding the sale of the Keiro facilities.

Questions to be raised include: “Why the decision to sell?” “What exactly are the financial difficulties Keiro claims to have?” “Why they are not transparent about the steps they are taking to sell?” and “Why they are not responding to questions asked by the community?”

An overview of the developments up until now, what the community can do to possibly stop the sale or if not, to impact the conditions under which the sale would occur, and the possible effect of the sale on the current residents of Keiro will be discussed.

A panel of speakers will be followed by discussion and input from the community. Speakers at the forum include Charles Igawa, Ph.D., chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee; Mo Nishida, vice chair; Keiko Ikeda, Ph.D; Dr. Takeshi Matsumoto; Dr. Ronald Shigematsu; and Masako Yasui, librarian.

For more information, contact Igawa at (562) 402-4315 or Nishida at (323) 371-4502.

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