The Shigeo & Megumi Takayama Foundation was created by
Mr. and Mrs.
Shigeo Takayama in order to help create a society that assures
enriching ways of life for all people - a community that respects
both children and the elderly.
- The Foundation believes that quality education provides
the basis for leading fulfilling lives. Access to quality
education is not always assured, especially given social
as war, disease and poverty. The Foundation supports innovative
programs to support education, especially in communities
of need in Asia.
- The Foundation identifies, highlights
and supports models of home care and residential living
for the elderly. Examples
include residential care for culturally displaced communities
and intergenerational care that combines facilities for children
and the elderly.
- Advocacy and Training are important components
to further innovation and assuring quality care in the
Foundation provides funds to organize seminars and workshops
to inform participants so that they, in turn, can contribute
to care giving in the community.
- The Foundation encourages
and supports research, in the broad sense, to improve the
quality of care for the elderly.
Examples include the determination of needs of caregivers,
interventions to improve care giving by family members and
adaptation of technology to assure quality care in nursing
||December 22, 1997
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