2017 / Japanese American group to protest rent hikes by new owner of senior care facilities, Jan. 28

Forwarded for Koreisha Senior Care & Advocacy

JAPANESE AMERICANS TELL OWNER OF CENTURY CITY HOTEL, NO BIG RENT HIKES on OUR ELDERLY!

Japanese Americans demand that owner Pacifica Companies not increase rents for elderly at their retirement home.

• Elderly Japanese Americans and supporters will hold a press event, rally and picketing in front of Courtyard Marriott hotel in Century City. They will insist that the owners NOT raise rents for elderly and jeopardize their access to housing.

• Pacifica Companies, owners of Kei-Ai Healthcare Centers and Sakura Intermediate Care and Gardens (for­merly all Keiro Healthcare facilities) also owns the Courtyard Marriott hotel. Pacifica is a multi-billion dollar real estate development firm based in San Diego.

• When Pacifica bought Keiro Healthcare in 2016, a condition of the sale was that Pacifica maintain the culturally sensitive healthcare as a community institution for 5 years.

[Visuals: Picketing in front of hotel. A giant letter to be delivered by elderly Japanese Americans to the hotel to be given to the owners]

“Since Keiro sold us to Pacifica, conditions have worsened: food is worse, there is no real cook, only 1 Security guard for the whole place at night, that’s why I left. They need to keep their promise to not change things for 5 years.” Stated Ms. Sachiko Morita (former resident)

What: JAPANESE AMERICANS TELL OWNER OF CENTURY CITY HOTEL, NO BIG RENT HIKES FOR OUR ELDERLY!

When: Saturday, JANUARY 28, 2017 11am to 12:30PM

Where: Courtyard Marriott, 10320 Olympic Blvd. LA, CA Near corner of Century Park West and Olympic

For more information: Carol Ono, Koreisha Senior Care & Advocacy – (323) 363-3680