Kenko Talks returns virtually: Practical tips to improve daily life under the pandemic


Kenko Talks returns virtually: Practical tips to improve daily life under the pandemic

Updated on November 19 with edits to schedule

Kenko Talks returns virtually: Practical tips to improve daily life under the pandemic

Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society is bringing back its “Kenko Talks”, a series of educational seminars to discuss important topics and issues facing today’s seniors. Since its launch in 2018, the series has addressed a number of topics about health care and planning for the future as we age.

This year’s series of lectures focuses on our current health crisis, the coronavirus pandemic.

Over 5 sessions, we will share practical tips and information to improve the daily lives under the COVID pandemic. These presentations will explain how to prevent infection, the efficacy of vaccines, and the symptoms (secondary health problems) that may occur in the mind and body due to the prolonged spread of COVID19 infection. We all face numerous hindrances in our daily lives as a result of the pandemic and we hope to provide you with tools and tips to overcome them.

The presentations will be in English and Japanese languages and will be held virtually through ZOOM on Friday afternoons from October to December. Everyone is welcome to attend, free of charge.

Early registration is recommended as there is a limit of 25 people per session.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the lectures!


  • Session 1: Friday, Oct 29, 2021 – 2pm
    Topic: Effects of COVID19 on seniors and rehabilitation to regain strengths
    Language: English with Japanese interpreter
    Speaker: Marcia Carr: Clinical Nurse Specialist geriatric medicine, Geriatric psychiatry
  • Session 2: Friday, November 12, 2021 – 2pm & 3pm
    Topic: Effective Prevention for COVID19 from family doctors prospective
    Language: 2pm English | 3pm Japanese
    Speaker: Dr. Asae Tanaka: Family doctor


  • Session 3: Friday, November 19, 2021 – 2pm & 3pm
    Topic: Vaccinations and other disease in Pandemic (tentative)
    Language: 2pm English | 3pm Japanese
    Speaker: Atsushi Sato: Pharmacist


  • Session 4: Friday, December 3rd, 2021 – 2pm
    Topic: Seniors and nutrition: what we have learned during COVID
    Language: English with a Japanese interpreter
    Speaker: Suzanne Quiring, CDM, RD


  • Session 5: Friday, December 10, 2021 – 2pm
    Topic: COVID and Seniors’ Mental Health – How to Maintain Mental Well-Being
    Language: Japanese with English interpreter
    Speaker: Masako Sakuma Anderson: BC Certified Clinical Social Worker – Specialties: Mental Health, Elderly Care, Dementia  Care, End of Life Care

How to Participate

Registration by email: [email protected]

Please provide:
1. Zoom session date
2. Your name
3. Email address
4. Contact information: Phone# or cellphone#

Once registered, you will be emailed the Zoom Link.


Please contact [email protected] or 604-777-5000 Ext:2109


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