Patty shares information about a cleanup event that she and Steve organized this past Fall with the manager of a new Starbucks. About their commitment to their community, Steve says, “Being Japanese, Japanese-Americans, I think Little Tokyo has a special place in our hearts. We want it to be a community, and so we do things in that vein to try to make it…”
Many older people worry about having to move out of their homes as they age. When it comes to living a long, independent life, not all neighborhoods are created equal. Communities built for driving, expensive housing and isolation can push people into institutions when they might prefer to age at home.
Here in LA, Little Tokyo’s tight-knit community is known as a model place for people to get old at home. For Patty and Steve Nagano, it’s a community worth preserving.
Patty and Steve’s story
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