OPICA is proud to be receiving support through Keiro’s grants program to increase access for Japanese American adults and their family caregivers in the Adult Day Program. As Japanese Americans and other Asian American populations grew in the program, OPICA incorporated specific cultural activities to create a warm and welcoming environment. Our Nisei group, facilitated by a bilingual licensed therapist of Japanese descent, meets weekly. In addition to serving as a support group, participants engage in specific cultural activities such as tea ceremonies, flower arranging and origami art. OPICA’s program uniquely aligns with many, if not all, of the values of Genki living: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical and social.
Keiro is a mission-driven organization engaged in improving the quality of life for older adults and their caregivers in the Japanese American and Japanese community of Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties. Keiro delivers a wide range of resources to address the challenges and barriers that aging presents: isolation, limited financial resources, complex health conditions, and cognitive and memory disabilities. Keiro also partners with companies and organizations that can expand its services and ability to reach seniors and caregivers, and participates in research and innovative work where Keiro can contribute to advancing progress in resolving the challenges of aging.