SAVE OUR SENIORS! We Need a Fair and Just Extension of the Conditions!

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******THIS PETITION IS NOW CLOSED*****

The Save Our Seniors Network thanks all who signed the petition and have assisted in efforts to have the original "Conditions of Sale" extended. Unfortunately, all three of the principle parties, the Keiro non-profit, Pacific Companies and the CA Attorney General have ignored this request, including the over 2500 signatures that were submitted to the A.G.'s office. Despite this, we are not giving up this fight.

Please visit the Save Our Seniors website at https://saveourseniors.network
Also, see the SOS YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0lZmlVh94KTj0dUp...

Or, email us directly at saveourseniors@progressiveasians.org

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To: Xavier Becerra, Attorney General, California

cc: Governor Gavin Newsom and successor for Becerra

From: Family/friends of residents, community organizations, and individuals

SAVE OUR SENIORS! We Need a Fair and Just Extension of the Conditions!

In February 2016, Keiro, a Japanese community non-profit icon for half a century, sold Keiro Retirement Home, the Intermediate Care Facility, the Keiro Nursing Home, and the South Bay Keiro Nursing Home to Pacifica Companies, a for-profit international real estate company.

The California Attorney General required Pacifica to comply with 13 “Conditions of the Sale” for 5 years after the sale to continue the culturally sensitive care for the seniors. The “Conditions of Sales,” will expire on February 1, 2021.

The California Attorney General created the Community Advisory Board (CAB) to ensure that Pacifica complied with these Conditions.

As “Conditions” for sale, Pacifica agreed to those13 conditions, promising to continue the same type and level of services provided before the sale, including:

BI-LINGUAL AND BI-CULTURAL HEALTHCARE, FOOD, AND PROGRAMS

Since 2016, despite the efforts of the loyal, hardworking staff and administrators.

Bilingual/bicultural services were reduced. These services are the Japanese-speaking resident’s lifeline in accessing services to meet their needs.

Services provided were changed: Medicare beds were increased while Medi-Cal beds were decreased—pushing out lower-income residents.

ADDING FINANCIAL STRESS to the elderly residents, Pacifica has raised the rent by 5% annually and 7% this year.

The “Condition” NOT TO SELL, LEASE, SWAP, OR SHUT DOWN ANY OF THE 4 FACILITIES, will expire February 1, 2021 and all legal protections will be lost guaranteeing the elderly residents access to culturally sensitive care. Pacifica has already proposed to convert the intermediate care facility (ICF) into condominiums/apartments. There is no culturally sensitive intermediate care facility for the residents to transfer to. There is no dedicated culturally sensitive nursing home for Japanese Americans.

SAVE OUR SENIORS! EXTEND THE CONDITIONS! KEEP THE PROMISES!

The following individuals are endorsing this petition (organizational affiliations are for identification only unless indicated otherwise):
Laura Morita Bethel, former member of KSCA and CAB
Traci Imamura, former Board member of KSCA and CAB
Shige Kabashima, former Board member of KSCA
Mary Uyematsu Kao, Rafu Shimpo contributor
Hana Kawano, former Board member of KSCA
Taiji Miyagawa, member of Progressive Asian Network for Action (PANA)
David Monkawa, former Board member of KSCA and CAB
Aileen Toshiyuki, former member of KSCA and CAB
Reverend Mark Nakagawa
Mitchell Matsumura
Janice Yen, member of Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress
Reverend Ray Fukumoto
Mariko Yamada, former California Assembly Chair of Committee on Aging & Long-Term Care
Hideki Obayashi, (co-owner) Azuma & Gardena Bowl restaurants
Diana Tarango, former UNO President, Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles stakeholder
Sofia Quinones, Historian/Boyle Heights community activist/stakeholder
Dr. Rosalee Gonzalez, Title Coordinator, No. America Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas
Efren J. Moreno, former Alhambra City Council Member (2001-04), former Alhambra Mayor (Nov. 2001—Aug. 2002)
Dr. Anthony Diaz, Pharm.D, MD & Mrs. Kimiko Diaz, 3rd generation Boyle Heights/ELA stakeholders, Roosevelt High School Alumni
Teresa Marquez, President, Mothers of East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights/ELA stakeholder
Mary Lou Trevis, Community Advocate/retired Teacher, San Antonio De Padua Elementary Dr. Sonia Pawluczyk, USC Geriatric Physician
Rita Govea Rodriguez, Boyle Heights stakeholder
Dr. Nadine Diaz, 4th generation Boyle Heights/ELA stakeholder, 3rd generation USC Alumna
Carlos Montes, Centro Community Services Organization (Centro CSO), Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council board member
David Silvas, Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council Planning & Land Use Chair, Community Seat
Vivian Escalante, Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council
Nancy Takayama, President, San Fernando Valley JACL
Janet Okubo, President, Greater Los Angeles JACL
Sue Taoka, former Board Member, National Coalition Asian Pacific American Community Development
Chizuru Nakaji Boyea, 101 years young Terminal Islander and Manzanar Concentration Camp Survivor
Mark Miyoshi, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Winnemum Wintu Tribe
Luisa Navejas, Administrator, Office of Historic Preservation, Winnemem Wintu Tribe
Elaine Takahashi, former Chair of UCLA Asian Pacific & Faculty Staff Assn., first Director of Asian American Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), University of Colorado at Boulder, former Director of Asian American Community Action Research Program (CARP), Denver, CO
Robert Dhondrup, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Executive Board member, former Dir. of Communications & Programs of Southern California Assn. of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH), former Board member of Tibetan Community and Cultural Service Center of Southern California
Kausar Ahmad, former founder/President of the Coalition of Women from Asia & the Middle East, former Administrator for the Muslim Civil Rights Center in Chicago
Gedun Phuntshog, former Co-Chair for the Tibetan Community and Cultural Service Center of Southern California
David E. Z. Maldonado, Phd.,Yonsei, 4th Generation Boyle Heights Resident, and former UCLA College Retention Coordinator
Ken Tagawa, consultant/author "Best In Class HR (Human Resources)" New York City; "O'Kaeri" and former Asian-American EOP CU-Boulder Director

Organizational endorsements

Nikkei Progressives
Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress
National Asian Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
Nikkeijin Kai of Colorado
Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado
Mile High Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League
Twin Cities Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League
Health Care For All—Los Angeles
Democratic Socialists of America
Great Leap, Inc.
Chinatown Community for Equitable Development
J-Town Community TV
California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA)—Los Angeles Chapter
JACL Pacific Southwest District
Gardena Pioneer Project
Winnemem Wintu Tribe
JACL Midwest District Council (MDC)
JACL Detroit Chapter
JACL Wisconsin Chapter
JACL Dayton Chapter
JACL Chicago Chapter
JACL St. Louis Chapter
JACL Omaha Chapter
JACL Cincinnati Chapter
Japanese American Bar Association (JABA)
Orange County Buddhist Church (OCBC)

NOTE TO PETITION SIGNERS: PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ANY DONATIONS MADE ON THIS SITE GOES TO THE WEBSITE HOST "IPETITIONS" AND NOT TO "SAVE OUR SENIORS." YOU DO NOT HAVE TO JOIN OR DONATE IN ORDER TO SIGN THE PETITION.

宛先:Xavier Beccera、カリフォルニア州司法長官
差出人:居住者の家族/友人、コミュニティー団体、および個人
私たちの高齢者を救え!条件の公正な遵守、かつ延長が必要です!

2016年2月、半世紀にわたって、日本のコミュニティーの非営利アイコンであった敬老は、敬老リタイアメント・ホーム、中間看護施設、敬老ナーシング・ホーム、サウスベイ敬老ナーシング・ホームを不動産会社であるパシフィカ社に売却しました。

カリフォルニア州司法長官は、パシフィカ社に対し、販売後5年間、13の「販売条件」を遵守し、高齢者に対する文化的に敏感なケアを継続するよう要求しました。この「販売条件」は202124日に失効します。

カリフォルニア州司法長官は、パシフィカ社がこれらの条件に準拠していることを確認するために、コミュニティー諮問委員会(CAB)を設立しました。

パシフィカ社は、これらの13の条件に同意し、販売前に提供されたのと同じタイプおよびレベルのサービスを継続することを約束しました。

バイリンガルおよびバイカルチュラルヘルスケア、食品、およびプログラム。

2016年以来、忠実で勤勉なスタッフと管理者の努力にもかかわらず。

•バイリンガル/バイカルチュラルサービスが削減されました。これらのサービスは、ニーズを満たすためにサービスにアクセスする際の日本語を話す居住者のライフラインです。

•提供されるサービスが変更されました。メディケアのベッドが増加し、メディカルのベッドが減少し、低所得の居住者が退去されました。

パシフィカは、高齢者に経済的ストレスを加え、家賃を毎年5%、今年は7%も引き上げました。

「条件」4つの施設のいずれも販売、リース、交換、または閉鎖しないことは、20212月に失効し、すべての法的保護が失われ、高齢者が文化的に敏感なケアにアクセスできることを保証できなくなります。パシフィカ社はすでに、中間看護施設(ICF)をマンション/アパートに改造することを提案しています。居住者が転居するための文化的に敏感な中間看護施設はありません。日系アメリカ人専用の文化的に配慮されたナーシングホームはありません。

私たちの高齢者を救え!
条件を延長してください!
約束を守れ!

以下のグループおよび個人は、「販売条件」の公正かつ公正な延長を求めるこの請願を支持します。

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