Independence, respect, dignity, privacy, choice—five cornerstones of adulthood that are too often forgotten when the time comes to face the changes in lifestyle that are a natural part of aging. While many seniors maintain a degree of independence well into their later years, there comes a time when some level of support is needed—with the need generally increasing over time.
The Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society is a non-profit charitable organization, dedicated to providing supportive housing for Japanese seniors. The Society operates two residential facilities: Nikkei Home, a Supportive Housing and Assisted Living residence, and New Sakura-so, a housing complex for independent seniors aged 55 and over.
Our proud history
The Society began in September 1975 as the Japanese Canadian Society to establish housing for Japanese Canadians and Sakura-so, and merged in 2000 with the Japanese Canadian Health Care Society of BC which was created to build a care facility. By merging these two organizations the new organization was renamed Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society (“Nikkei Seniors”)
The organization is a charitable non-profit group which is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected. Nikkei Seniors has been dedicated to the care of seniors and adopted a vision for ‘Kenko de nagaiki’ which translated to a life with good health and vitality for all.
Our mission and vision
Our mission is to provide supportive and independent housing, and care for seniors in our community. We value Independence, Respect, Dignity, Privacy & Choice. These five cornerstones of adulthood are too often forgotten when the time comes to face the changes in lifestyle that are a natural part of aging.
• Living with a feeling of anshin (relief)
• Feeling happy, valued and respected
• Feeling supported and connected to
• Enjoying life as much as possible
• Living safely and living at home