Volunteers Needed!

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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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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Tips on Helping Persons with Dementia Over the Holidays (1)

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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Iki Iki Program Research Report 2014-15

The Iki Iki Program has conducted research to help improve the program.This report summarizes feedback collected in the Burnaby program through program participant interviews and family caregiver surveys.

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Report on Programs and Activities: Update for the Year 2014 -2015

The following is taken from Cathy Makihara’s (CEO of Seniors Health Care) annual report which she presented at our AGM in July outlining the program and activities initiatives by the Seniors Health Care society at New Sakura-so, Nikkei Home and the Community in the past year.

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Tips on Guarding Against the Cold and the Flu

It is that time of year again when the calendar turns to October that the weather noticeably becomes chillier with more rainfalls. Time to bundle up as the cold and flu bugs are going to be lurking around to infect people.

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Mr. Jiro Kamiya – A life well lived 

Mr. Kamiya truly exemplified our Seniors Health Care motto of ‘kenko de nagaiki’ (live long and well.). He was a person who lived life being true to his convictions; ability to overcome hardships in his life in a positive and constructive way; and to set a high standard of excellence in activities he chose to do. He was proud of his accomplishments and was also a very generous person helping others.

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Happy Art Workshop for Volunteers

Iki Iki volunteers and staff, Nikkei Home staff, volunteers and staff Steveston Japanese Cultural Centre and Tonari Gumi participated in a training program to help us include art in working with people living with dementia.

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Alzheimer Society’s Dementia Friends Workshop

The Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society hosted Alzheimer Society of BC “Dementia Friends” pilot training workshop held on February 15 at the Nikkei Centre. A group of 43 participants from our Nikkei community and the greater community took part in the training program to be informed on the nature and characteristics of dementia and how to help those persons living with this disease.

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A profile of Mr. Tatsumi Iwasa (The most senior resident at Nikkei Home)

Mr Iwasa said that he had an ordinary life but he is an extraordinary person being the oldest resident at Nikkei Home. This October 24th, Mr. Iwasa will be turning 105 years old. This puts him in the distinguished category of being one of approximately 6,000 persons in Canada who were one hundred years or […]

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News Winter 2015

Over summer, our volunteers and contractors created a walkable path between Nikkei Centre and Nikkei Home, and re-surfaced and expanded the path around the Nikkei Garden.

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Kui Do Raku (Exercise, Eat and Socialize)

Keeping active and engaged is a wonderful way for seniors to stay healthy and independent. Join this once-a-week program for a weekly health check; exercise and lecture.

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Iki Iki – a fun and lively program

This is a fun and enjoyable social program that gives seniors living at home with mild to moderate dementia or diminished function the opportunity to participate in easy paced programs and social activities.

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