3 Tips for Aging in Place

A couple years ago I took an Aging In Place certification class.  I didn’t know what to expect, but it was interesting to see the different professions of people taking the class that included contractors, designers, occupational therapists and medical suppliers.  What is Aging In Place? Aging in Place about how to help older people …

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Robots and Elderly Care, Japanese Style

In Japan, the population of the elderly continues to increase, so finding solutions to improve the quality of life of the aged is a priority.  As a nation who loves gadgets, it’s no wonder that in some situations they now use robots to care for the elderly. In Western society, this would sound extremely inhumane.  …

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How Do We Teach Asian Respect to Children in Today’s World

Today I heard that a friend of mine is going to be a new grandparent!  How exciting to welcome new life into this world! It just seems like yesterday when my husband and I were going to be new parents.   With each birth, I experienced excitement and anxiety combined with the physical discomforts of pregnancy.   Welcoming our little babies …

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Age is Not a Number, it’s a Mindset

This week I have been most fortunate to have met and heard stories of amazing people.  I thank them for their inspiration!  Interesting how the universe connects us with people from all walks of life. Dancing next to me in my Jazzercise class was a middle aged Japanese women that I had never met before.  I later found that …

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The Benefits of Living With Grandparents

In Asia, it is custom to take care of your parents, so multi-generations under one roof is extremely common. Traditionally, in many Asian cultures, the oldest son takes responsibility for the care of parents. If you had no son, sometimes the families would find a husband for their daughters who would be willing to join …

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Preserving Japanese Culture in Seattle – 100 Year Old Club

Yesterday we celebrated the Japanese Hyakudokai New Year’s  Celebration.  The name Hyakudokai is taken from the motto “‘keep active until 100 years old’.  According to Mrs. Horikawa, the President of the association, the club began in Hiroshima in 1957, encouraging the elderly to live long with good health and to help one another to preserve …

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