Chinatown death triggers worries about isolated elders

A tragedy happened in San Francisco’s Chinatown in mid-April. Yee-Shui Mar, age 91, fell from a window in her apartment building. The Chinese-language newspaper Sing Tao Daily reported that Mar, who was from Taishan City in Guangdong province, lived alone. She had a married daughter and grandchildren living elsewhere. Mar’s neighbors told Sing Tao that […]

HEALTHY AGING: Senior services for Japanese Americans in California

The Nikkei community is aging, and as Sansei and even Yonsei enter their 60s, aging issues have become all the more urgent. California, with its high concentration of Japanese Americans, has numerous services and entities dedicated to aiding aging seniors through the concept of “Healthy Aging.” The Administration on Aging (AOA), a part of the […]

JASEB begins process to license Cypress House for East Bay seniors

The Japanese American Services of the East Bay, Inc. (JASEB) announced on June 29 that it has begun the process to license the JASEB Home (Cypress House) in Hayward, Calif., as a “licensed residential care facility for the elderly (also known as board and care or assisted living).” The decision follows multiple months of review […]

LETTERS: Memories of Cypress House, aka JASEB Home

Note: This letter was sent in response to Ben Hamamoto’s “JASEB to Stop Operating Homes for Japanese American Seniors” article, Feb. 4, 2010. Dear Editor, After 20-plus years of operation, the Cypress House has many stories to tell. There must be hundreds. This is one of them. My mother, Hede Takao Shirasawa, was a resident […]

JASEB to Stop Operating Homes for Japanese American Seniors

In the early 1970s, the aging Issei presented a unique challenge for the Japanese American community. While there were plenty of resources and care facilities for elderly people, they were not well-suited for a first-generation Japanese immigrant population. Around this time, two organizations dedicated to caring for the Issei — the East Bay Japanese for […]

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