By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly As he walked up the stairs to his small office, his whole body bent forward as if in pain. “I’ve been crying about this goddamned closure,” said Tomio Moriguchi, who founded Keiro Northwest, a nursing home for the Japanese community in Seattle, over 40 years ago, along with a […]
By Zachariah Bryan & Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Every day, Carmen Tsuboi Chan visits her father at Keiro Northwest’s Rehabilitation and Care Center in the Central District of Seattle. She goes to do his laundry, she said, but mostly it’s an excuse to see him. Her father, Frank Tsuboi, is 95 years old and […]
Dear Editor, As the Board of Directors, serving as volunteers and members of the Asian Pacific Islander community, we are proud to be associated with and representing Keiro Northwest (KNW). Publically, we want the record to show that we support Bridgette Takeuchi, CEO, and her amazing team at Keiro Northwest 100 percent. These hard working […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly For over 40 years, Keiro Northwest has proudly served the aging Asian American community. As the nursing home industry continues to face financial challenges, Keiro’s new CEO, Bridgette Takeuchi, is prepared and focused on making Keiro the best that it can be. While change can be uncomfortable to some, […]
Keiro Northwest held its Lunar New Year celebration on Feb. 24 at the Westin Hotel Bellevue. More than 250 guests including Seattle sports legends Kazuhiro Sasaki, “Downtown Freddie Brown,” Gus Williams, and Edwin Bailey attended the event, which raised over $200,000 to support the Keiro rehab experience. One of the items auctioned off was a […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I was surprised to find hemp seeds at Keiro Northwest’s health fair. “Isn’t this like marijuana?” I got confused between marijuana and the seeds. I don’t know a thing about marijuana. So I did a little research. According to the internet, hemp contains virtually no psychoactive chemicals, thus, it […]
Do you like lunar new year activities? Do you like fashion? Do you like monkeys? Do you like creating clothing ensembles featuring monkeys and lunar new year themes?
Well, you are in luck. Northwest Asian Weekly is holding a competition, Celebrate with Style! Year of the Monkey 2016 Fun Fashion Contest and Show.
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By Assunta Ng You don’t see Asian donors fighting to give money, fast and big, often. But it happened at Keiro Northwest’s 40th anniversary dinner on Oct. 24 at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel. Keiro Northwest (formerly Nikkei Concerns), which specializes in elderly programs with assisted living and nursing homes, was able to galvanize its fans […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often.” –Winston Churchill On Jan. 1, 2016, Nikkei Concerns, founded in 1975 by second-generation Japanese Americans to serve Japanese elderly, will change its name to KEIRO Northwest. Nikkei Concerns (NC) means the concerns of second generations. Five units […]