Winter 2017 Volume 42 | Issue 1
The right health & wellness options As you look forward to retirement, you want to age gracefully and feel young at heart (if not-so-young in body). Big and difficult decisions about your parents’ wellbeing can hit you all at once, and you don’t have the luxury of time to thoroughly research all of the options. Maybe you could use some help, a support system to enhance your lifestyle on your health & wellness journey. Let Keiro Northwest be your guide. My mom is suffering from dementia, and I am unable to take care of her needs. The doctor says she doesn’t meet “medical necessity requirements” for skilled nursing. Your mom can still thrive and be happy at home, even with dementia. With assistance from Keiro Northwest’s Home Care program, she can be safe, and you Ooey gooey pizza is the best with Nikkei Horizons Lunch Bunch friends
can have the help that you need. My husband just retired, and I want him to stay active and healthy, but he doesn’t know what to do now. Retirement opens up so many doors. He can explore new hobbies, learn more about living well, or just get out with the Lunch Bunch with Nikkei Horizons Continuing Education Program. Mix and match classes and workshops that look like fun. Continued on page 9
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Getting stronger every day, thanks to the rehab & care team
Man with a plan Resident Spotlight – Antonio Mingaracal
Playing the front nine 15th Annual Founders’ Golf Benefit
Living the good life at the Living Well Health Fair
Events 7 Developing watercolor painting skills at Kokoro Kai... who knew?
KEIRO NORTHWEST 2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Brenda Handley, President Bill Tashima, Vice President Hideo Suganuma, Secretary Frank Fukui, Treasurer David Hayasaka Jerry Lee Willon Lew Judge Vicki J. Toyohara Mukai Julie Ann Oiye Nicholas Ong Noriko Goto Palmer Ted Tomita Dennis Yamashita Honorary Board Members Janet Deguchi Tomio Moriguchi Tosh Okamoto FINANCE, INVESTMENT, & AUDIT COMMITTEE Bruce Brundige Frank Fukui Brenda Handley Kathy Hasegawa Bill Tashima Ken Yokoyama KEIRO Northwest News Publisher: Jeffrey Hattori Editor & Circulation: Darcia Tanabe Layout & Design: Yvonne San Luis Design CONTRIBUTORS Jeff Chin, Brenda Handley, Jeffrey Hattori, Eugene Tagawa, Darcia Tanabe Rehabilitation & Care Center 206.323.7100 NIKKEI MANOR Assisted Living Community 206.726.6460 KOKORO KAI Senior Activity Program 206.726.6474 NIKKEI HORIZONS Continuing Education Program 206.726.6469 TRANSPORTATION Services 206.726.6468 CATERING 206.755.3078 HOME/COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES 1.855.826.9164 OUR MISSION We empower our Asian community through a continuum of exceptional health care services that are culturally sensitive.
Dear friends and family, I hope all of you are enjoying the holiday season as we approach the time to flip the calendar to 2017!!! We have had quite a ride with election turmoil and uncertainties in the market… regardless of politics. This kind of uncertainty makes me think about those of us nearing retirement age. Are we ready for the next chapter in our lives? We do have some control over our own destiny. How do we want our healthcare needs serviced? What type of services will we want or need? Keiro Northwest can help you with your health & wellness questions. In fact, if you stop by our 5-star facility, Keiro Northwest Rehabilitation & Care Center, you can discuss your needs and concerns with our friendly staff who can help identify your next steps. As we prepare to turn the calendar to 2017 I urge you to think of the future and support Keiro Northwest as we care for the Asian community. The first annual Lunar New Year Celebration takes place on February 24, 2017. Please save the date and join in the inaugural fun!! Wishing you and yours a safe and happy holiday season!
Brenda Handley Board President
Dear Keiro Northwest Family, It wasn’t too long ago that the notion of retirement was a distant reality for me… today, I belong to AARP, eat healthier, and accept that my mind says “yes” when my body says “no.” I am much more appreciative and nostalgic about being a parent, and financial planning goes beyond budgeting for this year’s Christmas presents! As we age and evolve as individuals, our priorities and life circumstances change… at Keiro Northwest (KNW), we also experience evolution based on: VV The “Baby Boomer” generation soon becoming the primary customer of senior health care (10,000 turned 65 every day since 2011!) VV Asians as the fastest growing elderly population in King County VV Technology that transforms healthcare at all levels VV Healthcare reform and other policies that radically and quickly change service delivery and business models KNW incorporates these environmental changes by reorienting our services and programs to support your health, wellness, and lifestyle journey… to be a trusted partner as you prepare for, enter, and enjoy retirement. Please share your thoughts and ideas on the support you need… for you have been and continue to be our top priority! We extend our deepest appreciation for your tremendous support throughout 2016 and wish each and every one of you and your families the most joyous and wonderful Holiday Season. We hope to see you at our 1st Annual Lunar New Year Celebration!
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Jeanie Agregado, Physical Therapy Assistant, cheered on Antonio.
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The Mingaracal Clan
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Man with a plan
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Resident Spotlight – Antonio Mingaracal Soft-spoken Antonio Mingaracal has dreams. He wants to play with his grandkids, attend a Seahawks game, travel to the Philippines, and try some casino therapy at Tulalip “University.” After his stroke and resulting paralysis, those dreams seemed impossible. Keiro Northwest’s Rehab changed all of that, and he knows his dreams can come true. In his previous skilled facility, Antonio was stuck in bed for months, with little improvement and no true physical therapy. After only a month of Keiro rehab and care, he was out of bed, diligently working with his therapy team to get better. What did it take? He cycled on the stationary bike and took self-propelled wheelchair laps around the gym. Strengthening electrical stimulation therapy helped him with transfers from his wheelchair to bed or car. Intense parallel bar walks and a support brace improved his standing and walking. Antonio loved rehab. He believes that the staff are the best. Gentle and energized, they spoke to him in both English and his native Ilocano, which helped him understand and feel included in his recovery. They customized his rehab and cheered him on. He was happy with the nursing staff, too. Antonio’s close-knit family is thrilled with his progress. Now that he can transfer from his wheelchair into the car (with some help from his sons), it opens up possibilities. Antonio’s previous facility was closer to home, but the additional distance was worth the quality of care that Antonio received at Keiro. They see results, and that matters. Antonio went triumphantly home. He will continue his recuperation with in-home therapy and looks forward to getting back to his old self. After all, he needs to be 100% to take on his beloved grandkids!
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Playing the front nine 15th Annual Founders’ Golf Benefit This year’s front nine, back nine, and after-party made the golf benefit a great event for golfers and non-golfers alike. Great golf, combined with good eats and activities, helped raise over $128,000! Many thanks to our golfers, guests, sponsors, volunteers, and donors whose participation adds fun and uniqueness to the event. Our kudos and appreciation go to event co-chairs Debbie Nagasawa and Jay Deguchi, and the Golf Committee. Their joint genius and unflagging work planned and carried out this huge event. They have big ideas to improve and grow this event, so stay tuned!
Competition was fierce, but Team Kessler (Steve Byers, Captain Greg Kessler, Scott Sullivan, and Paul Giralmo) won the honor of Grand Champions, with a score of 57. Scott Sullivan’s hole-in-one on Hole 5 helped make that happen. Their names will forever grace the perpetual golf trophy, and gold medals added to the glory.
29 luscious desserts tempted, teased, and tested the commitment of the golfers and partygoers for the evening’s Dessert Dash. Tables bid on dreamy concoctions from popular bakeries and homemade masterpieces, with top bids in the hundreds! Guests charged the dessert tables, filled with eagerness, but knowing that any dessert would be worth the effort. Our coveted Domo Arigato Award honored two companies close to our hearts, Bainbridge Island ACE Hardware (Community Award, Steve Mikami pictured here) and Consonus Healthcare (Corporate Award). The people behind these companies have been vital to Keiro Northwest’s growth and success.
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Despite soaring temps in the 90s, 38 foursomes took to the greens at Fairwood Golf & Country Club for a fun day of golf. They prepared for every situation with mulligans, raffle tickets, Keiro Northwest cooling towels, and water bottles. The drive to win motivated some teams, while others were out to have fun.
Activities and goodies at 17 of the holes made the Founder’s Benefit unique and special. Waiting for play to continue was fun and pleasant thanks to KP, Long Drive, and Hole-in-One contests; whiskey, sake, and beer tastings; mochi ice cream, Pink’s ice cream, Golden Peacock Garlic Chicken Wings, Keiro Northwest Catering riblets, and lots of other snacks and plentiful beverages.
Almost 90 volunteers powered the event with their helping hands, bright smiles, and keen eyesight. Easy to spot in their bright red visors (on course) or t-shirts (at the party), we loved their enthusiasm and dedication.
SPONSORS DINNER LEVEL
Hole Aki's Body Shop, Inc. The Bank Of New York Mellon Clark Computer Services Inc.
Bertram DuPont tested his skills to emerge as the Putting Contest champion. Six golfers had successfully sunk their putts, the winner to be determined by a six-way putt-off. Bertram’s prize was a Ping putter.
Jody Clovis Doug's Lynnwood Mazda/Hyundai/ Cadillac/SUV Service Evergreen-Washelli Brenda Handley – Board President Keiro Northwest Kiyo Hashimoto In Honor of the Keiro NW Family – Jeffrey Hattori Kohtoku Enterprise, Inc. Mari & Noemi – Noriko & Doug Palmer Medline Industries, Inc. Nisei Veterans Committee & NVC Foundation
Live and silent auctions, plus a raffle, raised the excitement level for both golfers and partygoers. Two special live auction items promised vacation dreams — two tickets anywhere in the US (thank you, Delta Airlines) and a Class C RV rental for two weeks (donated by Poulsbo RV). 50+ silent auction items — sporting items, art, food & beverages, home & garden, and more — found happy homes with their lucky winning bidders. The lucky raffle winner, Mun Taketa, claimed a stainless steel grill.
Ohashi Landscape Services Tosh and Toshi Okamoto
Bainbridge Island ACE Hardware
P Y Sugamura Jr. & Company, P.S.
Riddell Williams P.S.
Sakahara & Hashimoto, LLC Tom and Yoko Sasaki
Putting Gobo Enterprises
Schryver Medical, Inc. Justin, Jason and Mary Tokunaga Town & Country Markets Inc. Woodburn Company
Silver Anonymous A&A Printing Dignity Memorial/Bleitz Funeral Home Hansen, Hunter & Company, PC Maruta Shoten, Inc. McKesson Golfers and guests opened their hearts for this year’s Fund-A-Need and raised almost $18,000 to fund digital engagement opportunities for participants of Kokoro Kai East in Bellevue. Participants and volunteers will explore the online world together, with tools that make learning easy and entertaining. Seniors can discover the joy of selfies, families can bond over an international Skype conversation, and laughter can erupt over favorite old movies or tv shows.
Beverage Cart City Produce Company, LLC Pacific Continental Bank For more winners, see our website blog post on keironorthwest.org, Ace in the Hole – 15th Annual Founders’ Golf Benefit. KEIRO NORTHWEST NEWS | Winter 2017
Energance, Tomoko Faasuamalie’s irresistible dance craze, raised heartrates and got people on their feet.
Keiro resident Yi Chong and Lead Activities Assistant Naomi Takada donned red clown noses from the Room Circus Medical Clowning folks. These good clowns harness the power of laughter and smiles to aid in healing.
Nikkei Manor residents tested their brains with games at the Kokoro Kai Adult Day Center table.
Mary Shih shared the wonders of healthy Taiwanese home cooking, one of three popular cooking demonstrations.
Living the good life at the Living Well Health Fair
Participants of the 5th Annual Living Well Health Fair celebrated life, tasted, learned, danced, screened, chatted, and meditated to pursue better health & wellness. Presented jointly by Keiro Northwest and Seattle JACL, the Health Fair drew crowds from many Asian and Asian American communities. Many thanks to all who contributed to the event’s success!
400+ 100+ health-conscious guests eager to try something new
audienceparticipation activity demonstrations tai chi, chair yoga, jazzercise, Kumamon Taiso dance, Energance (2X), fall prevention, meditation, and Zumba
ready, willing, and able volunteers greeted, lifted and unloaded, set up and cleaned up, posted signs, washed dishes, danced, translated (19 languages!), handed out samples, awarded door prizes, and brought smiles to everyone’s faces
thought-provoking seminars heart health, sustainable living, and brain health
healthy cooking demonstrations Taiwanese, dessert, and fermented foods
exhibitors shared expertise in Aging Well, Alternative Medicine, Arts & Crafts, Community, Environment, Food & Beverages, Health, and Kids & Pets free information, free samples, and free health screenings
door prizes Thanks to all of the exhibitors who made this possible!
sponsors, so the event was free for all communities 4 Genki Level, 7 Healthy Level
ukulele performance Thank you, B.U.G.S.!
grant for the Health Fair and continued lessons through new Nikkei Horizons workshops in 2017 Many thanks to the Robert Chinn Foundation for their very generous $10,000 grant!
I truly enjoyed participating in some of the exercises like Tai Chi, Jazzercise, and Zumba. With so much to see and learn, I couldn’t possibly do it all, so I’m definitely looking forward to the next Health Fair! – Peggy Tanemura
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Crafty vendors sold their clever, beautiful, and giftable goodies, and shoppers checked off their gift lists at the 35th Annual Ayame Kai Holiday Craft Fair. Shoppers and vendors alike refueled with homemade sweets from the Bake Sale, Spam musubi, chow mein and chicken bentos, and Keiro Northwest Catering’s own famous curry, then shopped some more.
Minute-to-Win-It contestants (and Nikkei Manor employees) Julieta Bacani and Raquel Mumpar sorted M&Ms as the clock ticked down. With games, music, and food, it was all for fun at our two-part Fun In the Sun staff event.
Chef Hiro Tawara, contemporary Northwest kaiseki cuisine master, tantalized tastebuds and pleased palates of Keiro residents Hiroko Campbell and Fu Chan. Keiro residents and community diners enjoyed Chef Tawara’s innovative interpretations of the classic art at our most recent Guest Chef Luncheon.
The Nikkei Manor Art Walk wowed residents, volunteers, community members, and staff with a multi-media feast for the eyes. Artists from Nikkei Manor and the general community displayed their creative genius for all to enjoy. Many thanks to the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, which partially funded the event.
Courtesy of George Liu
In the community
Ok Soon Suh voted for her People’s Choice Kalbi fave at the Korean BBQ Cook-Off. She and a few other Keiro residents tastetested the competitors’ entries. The Cook-Off has become an annual favorite.
Presenter Tien Ha and introducer Nate Miles shared a moment with Technology & Innovation Visionary Jeffrey Hattori. The Northwest Asian Weekly honored Jeffrey and 9 other awardees at their recent Gala.
Robert Chinn Foundation President Karen Wong presented their top grant to CEO Jeffrey Hattori and Board President Brenda Handley. The $10K will fund improved community health through the Living Well Health Fair and our upcoming Living Well workshop series.
Volunteer Karen Chau helped us translate at the Annual Senior Resource Fair and reach out to new friends.
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family album Happy 100th, Mrs. B! Keiro resident, Mitsue Brumfield, celebrated her 100th birthday with cake, balloons, and her cheering fans. She took it all in stride, blew out her own candles, and ate the frosting first.
The Hawaiian Hula Class dressed in their dancing finest and performed a special number for their final class of the quarter. The grace and fluidity of the students was a testament to instructor Joey Hendrickson’s teaching style.
Go Mariners! Nikkei Manor residents Yoshiko Murakami, Yukiko iwai, and Ruby Soeda wished them victory, but the Angels got the W.
Nikkei Horizons Adventurer May Shimbo was determined to crack into that sake barrel in Kobe’s Nada Sake District. The 12-day/10-night tour of the Land of Souls revealed less traveled Southern Japan.
Nikkei Horizons Adventurer Elizabeth Tanemura surfed the dunes at White Sands National Park in New Mexico on the recent America’s Wild West II Tour.
United Way Day of Caring volunteers Grace Person and her Bentall-Kennedy team played hard with the Keiro residents. Blaine Hammond, Microsoft alum, and Grace Lutheran Church members spiffed up the church grounds on behalf of Kokoro Kai East.
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The right health & wellness options
Continued from page 1
Annual members get discounts and
My mom lives alone, and I worry that she
but he’ll eat canned pork & beans or
special offerings, too!
doesn’t get out much. She used to be a
order pizza if I leave it up to him.
My sister is planning hip replacement surgery, but she’s single and has no one to look after her post-op. She will need physical therapy, too. Recommend Keiro Northwest Rehabilitation & Care Center. Our rehab team is amazing and will get her on her feet and back home before she knows it. While she’s resting between therapy sessions, she can let the nursing and support staff take care of all of her
social person but no longer goes out with friends. She’s not as physically active as
Give your brother a treat and yourself
she used to be, either.
a break with a subscription to Keiro
Kokoro Kai Adult Day Center could
Program. Each week, he can dig into
bring the zest back to her life. The
delicious Asian-inspired meals, and you
gentle exercise, sing-alongs, games, and
can be his sister again, not his mom.
activities will keep her active in mind, body, and spirit while you have some respite time to yourself. Kokoro Kai will bring out her social side, and she can enjoy outings and live entertainment.
needs. Schedule a tour today with Rose
My brother is a recent widower, and he
Dracobly, Marketing & Admissions Director
gets by with most things, but he’s no
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cook. I can’t bring him dinner every night,
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My wife and I retired recently, and we want to pursue our dreams to travel the world. It would be great if someone would take care of the details, and we could just go. You would love touring with Nikkei Horizons. Trust in our experience to take Continued on page 15
chef’s corner Foil Yaki A Japanese twist on en papillote cooking.
This recipe is quick and easy. You and
Marinate fish in Italian dressing for at least
your guests can experiment with different
30 minutes. While fish is marinating, slice
ingredients. The possibilities are endless.
the onions, peppers, and mushrooms.
In a sauté pan, heat the olive oil and
then lightly sauté the onions, peppers, mushrooms, and garlic until the onions
4 4 oz. pieces of cod or your favorite fish
start to turn opaque. Season with salt and
½ c. Italian dressing
pepper to taste and set aside.
4 square foil sheets (12″ x 12″) 2 T. olive oil
Lay out your foil sheets and place a piece of marinated fish in the center of
½ c. sliced onions
each sheet of foil. Top fish with sautéed
½ c. sliced bell peppers
vegetable mixture. Fold and crimp the
½ c. sliced shiitake mushrooms
edges to create a seal.
½ T. minced garlic
Preheat oven to 350° F, lay individual
Salt and pepper to taste
pouches on a cookie sheet, and bake for
Once cooked, carefully open the pouches
about 20 to 30 minutes or until the fish
and be careful of the steam. Serve
reaches an internal temperature of 145° F.
immediately with lemon wedge.
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you on fun and fabulous trips, with unique
I want to retire in a few years, but I don’t
Consider an assisted living community
experiences that you’ll want to share with
really know how to prepare for it. It’s
like Nikkei Manor. They can live their
everyone. The world beckons, with tours
intimidating to find people who can help
golden years without the housework and
to Japan, Canada, Italy, France, and next
me, and online sources drive me crazy.
daily chores, instead filling their free time
year, Ireland! You can travel around the
There’s so much to learn and do.
with activities and social opportunities.
U.S. and on day trips for local color and hidden gems.
Let Keiro Northwest be your resource, through the Nikkei Horizons Continuing
Additional services like medication monitoring are also available, and Nikkei Manor has a nurse available 16
My mom had to give up her car keys, but
Education Program. With evening and
she’s a get-up-and-go kind of gal. She
weekend course offerings, you can get
needs transportation, but she needs
all of your ducks in a row – financial,
My dad just can’t live on his own
someone she can trust to drive her
estate plans, aging well, and senior
anymore, but he refuses to move in with
around when I can’t help her.
us, much less try out a senior
Our Home Care aides will keep your
My parents are in reasonably good
mom in motion. They can drive her to
health, but they forget things (like taking
Your dad can stay at home, with some
appointments, go shopping with her,
their meds) often, and I worry that
companionship and support from
make sure she can get to church or her
they’re not safe on their own. Plus, it’s
our Home Care program. Our reliable
regular mah jongg game. Plus, they can
getting harder for them to take care of
and trustworthy staff can tackle the
help her carry her packages and put them
the basics, like cooking and cleaning.
housework — like cooking, cleaning, and
away and keep her company. She can
hours a day.
laundry — and listen to his stories.
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