Kansha Obon 3 to Commemorate Seniors Who Died of COVID at Pacifica Facilities

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Rafu Shimpo 10/01/2022 On Saturday, Oct. 8, Save Our Seniors Network will hold “Kansha (Gratitude) Obon 3,” which will commemorate 139 seniors who died of COVID-19 in two Pacifica Co.-owned facilities, Kei-Ai L.A. and Kei-Ai South Bay. The event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the plaza of the Japanese American National … Read more

“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

Children of Evicted Sakura ICF Seniors Advocate for Passage of AB 1400/CalCare Act

Francine Imai and Kensaku Nakamura are both children of seniors that were recently evicted from the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in Boyle Heights. At this event on December 11 addressing the need for healthcare system reform, both related their experiences to why people should support AB 1400, the “Guaranteed Healthcare for All” CalCare act … Read more

Winning Healthcare Equality: A Conversation with Dr. Paul Song about AB 1400, the Cal Care Act

Watch the replay videos here:  https://bit.ly/WinningHealthEquality-SOSN **********************7PM Wednesday, November 17 via ZOOM Email your RSVP to saveourseniors@progressiveasians.org for the ZOOM link! Dr. Paul Song, noted oncologist and healthcare activist, will join SOSN via ZOOM at 7PM on November 17 to share his thoughts about what the upcoming CA healthcare reform bill AB 1400 will mean … Read more

If the CA Government Won’t Protect Seniors, Who Will?

https://calmatters.org/newsletters/whatmatters/2021/10/newsom-admin-ripped-for-nursing-home-policies/ California’s reputation as a national leader in the COVID response was turned on its head Tuesday, when state lawmakers launched a blistering attack on the Newsom administration’s handling of nursing homes amid the pandemic.   Meanwhile, death rates continue to climb at Kei-Ai Los Angeles.  Kei-Ai Los Angeles leads CA nursing homes in cumulative … Read more

Open Letter Rebuttal to Governor Newsom’s Veto of AB 279

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November 2, 2021 The Honorable Gavin Newsom, Governor of California: We, members of the statewide and national Save Our Seniors Network, are outraged at your October 7, 2021, veto of Assembly Bill 279. AB 279 was straightforward urgency legislation to protect seniors. It received an overwhelming, bipartisan 91 AYES to 10 NOES (95%) cumulative vote in … Read more

California orders skilled nursing facilities to accept coronavirus patients

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-01/california-orders-skilled-nursing-facilities-to-accept-coronavirus-patients As fears escalate about the toll the coronavirus will take on the sick and elderly in nursing homes — who are among the most vulnerable to the deadly virus — California regulators have told skilled nursing facility operators that they must accept patients even if they have the disease. The order comes amid a … Read more