Are you a caregiver?

Do you make doctors’ appointments for your loved one?

Do you cook and deliver meals for your loved one?

Do you drive your loved one to doctor’s appointments?

Do you help your loved one with managing his/her medications?

Do you visit your loved one at a residential care facility?

Do you call your loved one who is living away from you to make sure he/she is doing OK?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are a caregiver. Sign up to attend free programs offered by Keiro Senior HealthCare to support caregivers.

Vitality Forums on Caregiving

“End of Life Issues and Care” on Friday, Feb. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Merit Park Recreation Hall, 58 Merit Park Dr., Gardena. Speaker: Dr. Glen Komatsu, M.D., regional CMO, Palliative Care; CMO, Providence TrinityCare Hospice; medical director, TrinityKids Care; director, Doak Center for Palliative Care

“Caregiver Stress” on Sunday, Feb. 21, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Orange County Buddhist Church, 909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim. Speaker: Alma De La Piedra-Kirchmann, family consultant, Orange Caregiver Resource Center

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Gain confidence and learn to take better care of yourself in this six-week course, which will be held on six Tuesdays, Feb. 16 and 23, March 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute, 1964 W. 162nd St., Gardena.

The course is already under way at Los Angeles Holiness Church, 3660 S. Gramercy Pl., Los Angeles, on Sundays, Feb. 14, 21 and 28 and March 6 and 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Registration is required. RSVP to Kanako Fukuyama at (213) 873-5709 or

This program is free to the community and made possible in part through contributions from the Keiro Endowment Fund.

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