Nimi Nikkei Home’s capital plan is almost complete, and expected to open in March/April!
In 2017, Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society moved forward on their Nimi Nikkei Home’s capital plan to renovate 5 of its 59 units for ‘enhanced’ living for seniors who require 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 centre named the “Kenko Active Lounge” is also being created through this capital plan. The opening for both these areas will be in early March/April 2018!
Δ Pictured above: Jane Nimi and Ruth Coles (NSHCHS President) as they check on the construction progress
What you will see in the new Kenko Active Lounge?
Kenko Education – An education series for families experiencing the challenges of an aging parent or senior and for seniors too. Covering topics such as cooking therapy, how to find housing, or “What do you want for your care?”.
Kenko Health and Body – New exercise programs for the body and mind, including Outfight Parkinsons, and BE Fit Body and Mind (a preventative, and dementia delaying exercise program that helps you get strong too). A more complete calendar will be up on the Nikkei Seniors website in March 2018.
Summary of progress:
Over summer, the suites were stripped of cupboards and appliances put away, all the materials for the construction purchased and outside there was a new entrance for the activity centre.
In Fall, new support beams were added and with that the walls can come down and re-positioned for the new enhanced units and opened up for the activity centre.
In January, the dry wall went up, and the wiring for the audio visual was completed. Below is a sample from our inspiration board and are looking forward to seeing the whole project come to life.
Today, the showers are in the suites, the flooring is going in and the furnishings are ordered. The Society can’t wait to invite you to their new home – they have so many people to thank!