Monday, July 24, 2017
An active, caring community for seniors

From the Desk of the Executive Director

Families and Friends of Kokoro:

Kokoro Fund Raising Event: Cooking From the Heart - Saturday April 29, 1p.m. - 4 p.m. at Nihonmachi Terrace, 1615 Sutter St. Come and enjoy the culinary talents of three local Chefs. Chef Zane Matsuzaki will demonstrate and serve his signature dish, French Onion Soup, Kengi Shim will demonstrate and serve her award winning Pork Belly Curry and Rodney Yano will be demonstrating and serving a Mango Haupia dessert. Contact Jimmy Murota for tickets and information. Tel: (415) 776-8066

Strength and Smarts: Fall Avoidance- One of the main reason that falls happen is because of reaching for things. Remind your loved ones that they should not reach to get things, especially if they have to lean to get it. Leaning forward could cause them to lose their balance, fall and injure themselves.  They should walk up and get close to the object and If they can't easily reach the object, PLEASE ask them to call Kokoro staff to get someone to help.

Health: The Flu and Cold is going around again! It is commonly spread by coughing/sneezing; touching something with the flu virus/bacteria (ex. door knobs, toilet handles, walker handles).  If you suspect you may have a cold or flu please stay away and come and visit Kokoro when you are better.