When Private Equity Takes Over a Nursing Home

By Yasmin RafieiNew Yorker, August 25, 2022 After an investment firm bought St. Joseph’s Home for the Aged, in Richmond, Virginia, the company reduced staff, removed amenities, and set the stage for a deadly outbreak of COVID-19. When St. Joseph’s Home for the Aged, a brown-brick nursing home in Richmond, Virginia, was put up for sale, … Read more

Nursing Home Workers Died of COVID, Failed to Tell Watchdogs


California’s health department regularly updates a list of COVID-19 infections and deaths at nursing homes. But only about half of those listed facilities where employees have died from the disease have bothered to report the death to Cal/ OSHA, the agency in charge of enforcing worker safety, according to the state records.

Learn the Dances for Kansha Obon 3!

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Here are the dances for the 2022 KO3: . BON ODORI UTAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIB2vpanosc TOKYO ONDOhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHCDhCndGAg ICHI TASU ICHI (One + One)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bYkBZm1DnQ POKEMON ONDOhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5Fn4yPRUms SHIAWASE SAMBAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3aONoXMLwIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au02WIZMd1s TANKO BUSHIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZbGxJzXB8Mhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78HkDfylRls BAMBUTSU NO TSUNAGARIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCbgMi4IDr4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00NnphMIu6g&t=10s

“Voices of Our Seniors” Kei-Ai Survivor Families and Sakura ICF Senior Relocatees to Share Their Stories on Sept 18

Save Our Seniors Network (SOSN) is sponsoring an event to present a panel of the families who testified to James Toma, California State Special Assistant Attorney General. They will be sharing their experiences at a community meeting on September 18, from 2 pm – 4 pm at Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Church in Boyle Heights. The … Read more

Yoku Gambatte Kuremashita!

On August 23, 2022, SOSN recognized seniors and families who endured evictions due to the closure of Sakura Intermediate Care Facility In a 100% volunteer effort, SOSN members and supporters distributed handmade blankets and cultural entertainment to seniors evicted from the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility one year ago who relocated to Atherton Skilled Nursing Facility … Read more

COVID-19 On Rise Again at Japanese American Senior Homes

Recall that prior to it’s closure by Pacifica Companies, Sakura ICF in Boyle Heights had ZERO positive COVID-19 cases.  Numerous questions raised by SOSN about mishandling of COVID-19 at the Lincoln Heights facility (number one in cumulative COVID-19 deaths of any senior care facility west of the Mississippi) remain UNANSWERED.

10AM March 29: Support the Cathay Manor Seniors in LA Chinatown

(From Chinatown Community for Equitable Development – CCED): Last year, the 16-story building’s elevators broke down for more than 45 days and forced elderly and disabled residents to walk up multiple flights of stairs or to stay in their rooms without access to essential resources. Past and recent inspections by the Department of Housing and … Read more

Historic Wintersburg Site Burned: SOSN Letter to Huntington Beach City Council and Mayor

March 24 Update Historic Wintersburg Fire investigation ongoing and official fire investigation reports pending Read more herehttps://historicwintersburg.blogspot.com/2022/03/fire-investigation-ongoing-and-official.html Watch videos from the March 19 Press Conference/Rally: https://safetywalks.org/nearly-100-rally-to-call-for-independent-investigation/