On Thursday, July 5th, we held a small gathering to celebrate the opening of the new Kenko Wellness Lounge and the completed renovation of 5 suites in Robert Nimi Nikkei Home. We graciously honoured the generous donation of Jane Nimi, and her late husband Robert Nimi, that made all this possible with the unveiling of a donor appreciation plaque.
Among the attendees included representatives from Fraser Health, who spoke candidly about Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society’s resolve to seniors in the community and their unique approach to programs and residences.
The Kenko Wellness Lounge is now open at Robert Nimi Nikkei Home — a dedicated activity space that has started offering public programs to seniors and their caregivers in the community. These new programs cultivate community and positive health benefits through socialization, exercise, and educational discussions. “Outfight Parkinson’s” and “BEFit” (Brain Exercise & Fitness) are among the new programs that provide seniors with meaningful social interaction and exercise. The new “Kenko Talks” lecture series offers educational insights on topics such as health management and care planning. For more information on all the community programs offered at the Kenko Wellness Lounge visit seniors.nikkeiplace.org!
Photos are courtesy of Adam P.W. Smith
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