Kenko Wellness Lounge is opening its doors in April 2018. We are so excited about the upcoming programs.
Kenko will feature three areas of programming – Exercise, Talk, and Education. And we will continue to offer the popular Iki Iki – social gathering for people living with dementia or who need a moderately paced program covering exercise, arts, craft, cooking, music and chatting.
Outfight Parkinson’s – is based on the highly successful ‘Rock Steady Boxing’ from the United States. At Kenko, our trained instructor will lead Outfight Parkinson’s using and adapting some of those techniques and methods. Before signing up there will be an assessment so that we can be sure you receive the right level of class. Level 1 participants will be asked to come with a ‘companion’ to assist you. Classes will begin in mid April, $10 a class. 10 class pass will be available (11 classes for the cost 10). Class size is limited.
Be Fit Body and Mind – A new class. Finger exercise and balance, two kinds of movement at once, doing things in opposites, stretching and strengthening. It is a balanced exercise class. There has been much written about the need to keep body and mind fit, how do we do both? Hiromi, our fitness instructor will be leading you through a person centred exercise program that will challenge you and you will feed good too. There will be an assessment so that Be Fit can ensure you receive the best program suited to you. Classes will begin in early April, $10 a class. 10 class pass will be available (11 classes for the cost of 10). Class size is limited.
We know the famous ‘talks’. At Kenko our talks will be for the health improvement, prevention, education and some plain fun. Our goal is to keep these ‘talks’ free or by donation.
Music Therapy Talk – Our music therapist, Kaori, will provide a 60 minute introduction on is Music Therapy. What is Music Therapy? Music is used to help promote health, healing and well- being. It can be used with children and all the way to seniors with dementia. It is a way to connect with your loved one and a way to help yourself and have fun too. This talk is free. Limit 30/class.
March 7 – in English, 2:30 pm at New Sakura-so Iwasaki Room, 6677 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
March 14 – in Japanese, 2:30 pm at New Sakura-so Iwasaki Room, 6677 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Please register at 604-777-5000 or srhousing[at]nikkeiplace.org
Cooking Therapy Talk – Nikkei Seniors has been using cooking therapy for its programs and it has been a wonderful way to remember how important food and cooking has been through much of our lives. Chiho Myojin, a Registered Dietician from Japan* and a researcher of therapeutic cooking is bringing her expertise to offer a 60 minutes talk introducing how cooking can be therapeutic for learning, wellness and memory. We encourage you to find out about how cooking therapy can be a part of your time with loved ones.
April 12 – in Japanese, 11:30 am at Kenko Active Lounge
April 19 – in English, 11:30 am at Kenko Active Lounge
*Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Faculty of Agriculture, Kindai University, Japan
How to get help at home – What kind of support at home is available in the Lower Mainland, who to contact and how to negotiate getting help. This Talk will be presented in partnership with the Nikka Health Care Society.
May dates tba English, Japanese
Join a 4 week program led by Nikkei Senior’s music therapist Kaori. This program is for a senor with mild cognitive impairment and a caregiver (family, friend, etc.) to take part in music and learning how to use and add music as part of an enriched and meaningful life. You will sing, play instruments, try using your voice, making sounds and having fun. This program requires a helper caregiver to participate but if you do not have someone to accompany you we will do our best to arrange for a volunteer.
Preparing, cooking and eating have played an essential role in Japanese cultural life. Registered dietician (in Japan) and researcher of therapeutic cooking, Chiho, will be offering a 4 week program in cooking therapy. This is a two person program – senior and care giver – to experience cooking and recollecting together the feeling of cooking. It is our hope that seniors and family can continue this joyful experience no matter what age and stage a person is at. This program requires a helper caregiver to participate but if you do not have someone to accompany you we will do our best to arrange for a volunteer.
Do you have questions about either one of our residence options?