Premier and Minister of Health meets with ACSHN (Asian Canadian Seniors Health Network)

Photo (L to R Dr. Maria Chung, Eunice Ho, Cathy Makihara, Minister Adrian Dix, Queenie Choo, Dr. Janet Kushner-Kow, Dr. Timothy Hsia, Dr. Joy Masuhara)   Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society has joined forces with 4 organizations from the Chinese Canadians, South Asian Canadians and Korean Canadians* as well as physicians, health care […]

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What is After Care at Home?

A Kenko Wellness Talk Choices of senior living when care at home is not enough Moving into facilities? How to choose a facility appropriate for you? How to apply? How to apply to Nikkei Home/Shin Sakura So SPEAKER Arthur Lee, BSW, RSW, Burnaby Home Health WHEN November 1 (Thursday), 2018 1:00pm to 3:00pm (registration at […]

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Terry Fox Run at Nimi Nikkei Home

Following the documentary film “I HAD A DREAM”, some 30 people enjoyed walking through the garden next door. Especially after the inspiring movie, everyone’s footsteps seemed lighter than usual, faces brighter under the kindly filtered sun through the early autumn leaves. Expanded families of colorful fish in the pond looked very happy to have many […]

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Iki Iki and Kui Do Raku (Fall 2018)

Join the Club! Iki Iki (Lively Lively) is a program for seniors who prefer slower-paced activities and ideal for those living with dementia.  The program includes tea & chat; art table, exercise, lunch and recreational games/cooking or music. NEW Iki Iki (Mon) Sep 10 to Dec 3,   9:30 am to 3:00 pm (Language: English)  Cost $20*11 […]

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“Kenko” Wellness Lounge – a new way to keep brain and body healthy!

Kenko Wellness Lounge video description What a summer it has been.  Hard to believe how much we can enjoy a room! Kenko Wellness Lounge is a place for seniors to focus on brain and body health.  It’s fun and you can learn at the same. Life changing! Energizing! and Inspirational! This first summer the seniors […]

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Boxing for Parkinson’s? Serious?

No Violence. Sweet Science. Many people know that Muhammad Ali suffered Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and boxing might’ve caused it. The cause of PD is the deterioration of brain cells that produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter (brain chemical) that helps regulate movement, coordination and responses. What is an irony here is the fact that BOXING IS GOOD […]

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Field of Dreams

“You’re Out!”, “Ball”. “Safe” and “Home Run!” On a sunny slightly cool summer evening – 30 diehard softball fans went out with volunteers (staff, family, and regular volunteers) to watch Phillipines vs Japan Women’s Canada Cup Tournament. It was quite a night – a nail biter and our residents cheered for their team.  Getting out […]

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Healthy Summer Eating

One of the best things about summer is the food. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and all the delicious variants of berries are fresh and available locally. It’s also the growing season for so many of our local vegetables, from beans to tomatoes. Some of our favourite summer foods aren’t quite so healthy, however. Here are some popular foods and their healthier substitutes.

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Incontinence in Adults: Regaining Control

1 in 4 middle-aged and older women experience incontinence. 15% of all men aged 60 years and older also are incontinent. Over 1.5 million Canadians have incontinence. 80% of incontinence is curable and 20% can certainly be managed better.

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What’s Good for Your Brain?….Exercise!

Exercise changes the brain for the better.  BE-Fit is a new Brain Exercise and Fitness Class. After each exercise session feel the energy and brain boost.  People start feeling better. The latest brain research and body of literature shows that exercise does lead to better energy, better mood, and better memory.  Exercise starts to change  […]

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You are the champion!

The boxers of Outfight Parkinson’s have donned their gloves – and what an inspiration the boxers are.  Hiromi, our coach; and Eiji is our cornerman.  Together with the involvement of family helpers; the boxers are focusing on balance using hurdles, stretching using poles, strengthening using the punching back and mits, and enjoying it all with […]

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Celebrating the New Kenko Wellness Lounge

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 […]

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Seeking a Family Doctor and Medical Help

Find out how to look for your family doctor, about calling HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 for non-emergency health advice and what to keep in mind when you seek emergency medical help.

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A successful golf fundraiser benefiting seniors with dementia!

On Friday, May 25th, 2018 at Burnaby’s Riverway Golf Course, we hosted our 13th Annual NPF Charity Golf Tournament + Fundraiser benefiting Nikkei Seniors Health Care & Housing Society! The 2018 Golf Committee greatly appreciates all our supporters for helping to meet the needs of seniors living with dementia. We can’t thank you enough for your […]

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Inspire the chef in every person Therapeutic Cooking

Therapeutic Cooking is an approach for dementia care and prevention originally introduced in seniors’ facilities in Japan. The process of cooking and eating not only stimulates the body and the mind but also boosts motivation and confidence by cooking familiar dishes and seeing others enjoy the dishes they’ve created. Join us on this opportunity to learn about cooking activities that can improve the lives of those affected by cognitive decline.

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Meet Kenko Wellness Lounge

Opening in April 2018, Kenko Wellness Lounge (or as we call it Kenko) a new multipurpose room made possible with a generous gift made to Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society in memory of the late Robert Nimi.  Kenko will be fully equipped for activities, exercise and presentations. For Nimi Nikkei Home residents Enjoy […]

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Enhanced Assisted Living at Nimi Nikkei Home

Welcome to the 5 Enhanced Assisted Living studio suites for seniors at Nimi Nikkei Home.  These new studios are designed for those who need assistance more consistently.  Enhanced Assisted Living is built for residents to age-in-place at Nimi Nikkei Home.  If a resident is needing long term care our goal is to help delay this move […]

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Nimi Nikkei Home completing construction soon!

In 2017, Nimi Nikkei Home moved forward on its capital plan to renovate 5 of its 59 units for ‘enhanced’ living  for seniors who require more a little more extra help with mobilizing and having the living and sleeping in the same area.  These adaptive changes could mean living longer at assisted living.   A larger activity […]

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We need more volunteers as follows:

Monday afternoon – Walking and Hockey game/Bocce ball Tuesday am – Tea & Chat (Japanese) Tuesday pm – Bingo Wednesday pm – Scrabble (English), Card game Thursday am – Exercise Thursday pm – Art Table (Art Therapist or someone who are interested in art would be great) Friday am – Exercise, Tea & Chat (English) […]

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Eating healthy Over the Holiday Season

One of the things that can most impact is the holiday food you will find at parties and gatherings during this season. Here are some of the healthy tips to help you eat healthy over the holiday  season.

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Exercise Tips for Seniors

This article will discuss the types of exercises you can do to keep your body fit. Exercise has countless benefits for persons of all ages resulting in a healthy heart, stronger bones, and improved flexibility.

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Nimi Nikkei Home – Canada 150

Nimi Nikkei Home celebrated Canada 150 with an authentic and fabulous tribute to Canada. This year’s summer student staff funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Grant created a summer of wonderful activities and legacy projects. Happy day, Happy Canada!

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Renovation Update at the Robert Nimi Nikkei Home

The Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society have been examining the feasibility of renovating some of the existing suites to accommodate residents who need increased care.

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Enjoy Interacting with People? Want to Help your community?

We are looking for new volunteers to help in the Iki Iki Program and Iki Iki Light – programs for seniors who prefer slower-paced activities as well as those living with dementia. Join the dynamic team of passionate and creative volunteers who are making a difference in the lives of seniors in the community.

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Student Employment: Countdown 150 STUDENT ACTIVITY WORKER: June 27 to August 27, 2016

Tasks & Responsibilities:  Assist in developing a “Canada 150 Countdown program,” and organizing events and activities to be carried out from July 1, 2016 to July 2017; execute activities involving seniors, countdown for each month, representing Canada, with highlights of the history of seniors in the Japanese Canadian community. The focus of the activity is […]

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Jane Nimi – Honorary Lifetime Membership

This recognition is belated as you can imagine, any person who receives a lifetime membership has been serving the organizations for many years. Jane, is a good friend to us all, and we have appreciated her support through the years to the seniors and to the cultural community. Jane helped create a thriving flower arrangement […]

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The New Sakura-so: Criteria, Eligibility and the Process for Admission

This article will present a general overview of the criteria, eligibility and the process for admission to the New Sakura-so – accommodation for independent seniors located across from the Nikkei Home assisted living residence on the Nikkei Place site.

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Criteria and Eligibility for Admission to Nikkei Home

Nikkei Home is an assisted living facility. Those persons who are considering living at Nikkei Home need to fall in the Assisted Living policy guidelines set by the Assisted Living Registrar of the Ministry of Health.

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Tips on Helping Persons with Dementia Over the Holidays (3)

This article is intended to provide some general considerations about having a relaxing and enjoyable time as much as possible for the persons with dementia and their caregiver.

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Tips on Helping Persons with Dementia Over the Holidays (2)

This article is intended to provide some general considerations about having a relaxing and enjoyable time as much as possible for the persons with dementia and their caregiver.

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