Kimochi to Celebrate 40 Years of Caring for Seniors

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SAN FRANCISCO — “Nightastic!” will celebrate Kimochi Inc.’s 40th anniversary and honor its co-founders and original organizers, Steve Nakajo and Sandy Ouye Mori, for their vision, leadership and heart.

The gala will be held Saturday, May 14, at the Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. Reception and reconnecting with friends at 6 p.m., dinner and program at 7 p.m.

What began as a simple commitment 40 years ago to provide for the care and well-being of the aging Issei generation has grown into a nationally recognized senior service organization. Kimochi involved younger generations to care for the elderly, and in its practice, embraced generations and a community.

Serving as emcees will be Benh Nakajo, Kimochi board member, and June-ko Nakagawa, executive director of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California.

Entertainment will be provided by Great American Songbook artist Ayako Hosokawa with the Shota Osabe Trio and guest artist Bob Kenmotsu on saxophone.

A live auction will be conducted by Rick Quan of KGO-TV.

After the dinner and program, guests are invited to the ballroom reception area for cocktails, music and mingling.

Honorary co-chairs are Consul General of Japan Hiroshi Inomata, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee.

Tickets are $175. Limited seating. RSVP by Thursday, April 28. For more information, call (415) 931-2294 or email [email protected].

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