Since 1971, Kimochi has provided culturally sensitive, Japanese language-based programs and services to 3,000 Bay Area seniors and their families each year. Services include transportation; referral and outreach services; health and consumer education seminars; healthy aging and senior center activities; social services; congregate and home delivered meals; in-home support services; adult social day care; 24-hour residential and respite care.
The Kimochi Lounge was our first agency site started in 1971. It was created as a meeting place where the Issei (first generation Japanese Americans) could read and relax, get the latest news in the community and socialize.
Today, “The Lounge” serves as the agency’s information and outreach site where seniors (and their families and caregivers) and visitors to Japantown can get information and resources to help seniors remain independent and active at home. Information is available on nutrition, health, legal aspects of aging, family caregiving, and housing. The Lounge also houses a book and video library. Arts and crafts made by our seniors and Kimochi logo products are available for sale at the location as well.
The site is visited by 5,000 seniors, families, and visitors annually and The Lounge is often the first touchpoint many seniors have with Kimochi and where they first become familiar with our programs and services.