Keepers of the Flame Oral History Project

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The Keepers of the Flame Oral History Project is a program dedicated to recording and preserving the experiences of Japanese Americans living in the San Gabriel Valley before or after World War II. Through Keepers of the Flame, it is our goal to gather the personal stories of our elders so that the younger generation may know the Japanese American experience.

To date, there is no comprehensive documented history about the pioneering role that Japanese American played in developing the San Gabriel Valley. Through the personal stories gathered, the current plans for the collected works will be to distribute them in the following formats: digital archives accessible to the community, publications, oral performance and readings, and documentaries.

Keepers of the Flame is currently looking to interview Japanese Americans that lived in the San Gabriel Valley before or after WWII. In addition, volunteers are needed to help with interviewing, transcribing, research, and collection of family histories. This is an intergenerational project so volunteers of all ages are welcome to join. 

For access to our collection of interviews, please click here.

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Mt. SAC Education for Older Adults

Mt Sac ClassThe East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center is partnering with Mt. San Antonio College to offer a FREE Healthy Aging - Balance and Mobility course!

This sixteen-week course addresses, particularly for older adults, the risks and fears associated with falling. It includes setting realistic goals, minimizing environmental risks and balance exercises. 

Class begins on Wednesday, June 21st from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in the Sugimoto Family Social Hall. 

Please register with the instructor during class.

For more information, please call Mt. SAC Education for Older Adults Program at (909) 274-4192.

 

Savvy Express Caregiver Workshop

Savvy Express Caregiver Workshop presented by Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles

Fridays, January 12th, 19th, and 26th 
10am-12noon

Free classes that help you:
- understand Alzheimer's & dementia
- learn what to do when daily tasks become challenging 
- identify techniques to reduce caregiver stress

To register, please call the ESGVJCC Office at (626) 960-2566.

Please click here for the flyer. 

 

Senior Wellness Program

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  • Launched in 2010, the Senior Wellness Program is run in conjunction with the weekly Leisure Club activities. The Wellness Program consists of weekly games and activities to challenge seniors to stay physically and mentally active. The seniors also participate in stretching and memory games to promote healthy aging. 
  • In 2017, the Senior Wellness Program was expanded to a second day on Tuesday mornings
  • Activities include: Stretching, Fitness Corner, Memory Games, Basketball toss, golf, card games, and more.

For additional information about the Senior Wellness Program, contact the ESGVJCC Office at (626) 960-2566.


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The ESGVJCC partnered with Little Tokyo Service Center to create the new Computer Lab (DISKovery Center West Covina). Computer courses are offered Mondays and Fridays from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm. Courses include Introduction to Computers, Internet Basics, Microsoft Office, and much more.

Click here for the Fall 2017 Class Schedule

To sign up for a computer class/ workshop or find out more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (626) 960-2566.


Sponsored by edison international


Keiro sponsored Vitality Forums and Lifelong Learning Courses @ the ESGVJCC

Forum/Course Title
Date
Time
Location
Using an iPad
 
Tuesday, January 23
 
10:00AM - 11:00AM
 
Sugimoto Family Social Hall
 
Alternative Transportation
 
Wednesday, January 31 
1:00PM - 3:00PM
 
Room 3 & 4
 
Introduction to iPad
Thursdays, February 1 - March 8 
10:00AM - 12:00PM
 
Room 5
 
Iyashi Care
Wednesday, March 8

10:00AM - 11:00AM
 
Sugimoto Famiy Social Hall
 
Sun Safety
Tuesday, May 8 
10:00AM - 11:00AM
 
Sugimoto Family Social Hall 
 
Food Presentation
 
Wednesday, July 11
10:00AM - 11:00AM 
 
Sugimoto Family Social Hall 
Personal Emergency Response System 
Tuesday, September 18
10:00AM - 11:00AM
 
Sugimoto Family Social Hall
 

For a complete list of all the programs and workshops offered by Keiro at the ESGVJCC, please click here.

 

Community Events Calendar at Keiro

Click here to find out information about workshops and seminars offered through Keiro Senior HealthCare for seniors. 


Other Senior Programs

Leisure Club
Nikkei Singles 

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East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center, Inc.

1203 West Puente Avenue • West Covina, CA 91790

 

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