Tag Archives: Frank Omatsu

Chronology of Events Leading Up to Community Grass Roots Movement to Oppose the Sale of Keiro

by Koreisha Senior Care & Advocacy (KSCA) (Edited 05/16/16 to correct typographical errors.) 1969: Keiro Nursing Home in Lincoln Heights opens with 87 beds. 1974: Minami Keiro Nursing Home in Lincoln Heights opens with 97 beds. 1975: Keiro Retirement Home in Boyle Heights opens with 105 rooms. 1976: Keiro Intermediate Care Nursing Facility in Boyle Heights opens with 96 beds…. Read more »

Testimonies (Video)

administrator   November 25, 2015   Comments Off on Testimonies (Video)
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“Testimonies” is a video of Keiro residents, a prospective resident, and the only remaining Founder of Eight, who voice their situations,  worries and concerns regarding the pending sale of all 4 Keiro facilities. Since the buyer Pacifica, a for-profit real estate development company, is bound for only 5 years to maintain the retirement & nursing homes, there is much consternation… Read more »

Town Hall Meeting Recap

administrator   November 25, 2015   Comments Off on Town Hall Meeting Recap

Full Edition: The Ad Hoc Committee to Save Keiro Unites Japanese and Japanese American Communities at Save Keiro Town Hall Meeting LITTLE TOKYO, LOS ANGELES: November 23, 2015 – The Ad Hoc Committee to Save Keiro published press releases in community news publications, hosted regional meetings, and distributed flyers in both English and Japanese via email and at community centers,… Read more »

Interview with Frank Omatsu (Video)

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On October 21, 2015, SaveKeiro.org was able to sit down and interview the only remaining founder of Keiro, Mr. Frank Omatsu, who is adamantly against the sale of the facilities to the real-estate development firm Pacifica Companies. In the interview, he recounts how the idea of Keiro originated, why it was deemed so important, and how the community support made… Read more »