“One in six children live in poverty in Canada,” and “Isolated elderly people are on the rise,” the news headlines say.
Caravan mate training was successfully done on October 21, 2013 in the Sakura Room, Consulate General of Japan after 20 months of preparation. On Monday morning, from 9:30 a.m. 56 participants gathered and after 6 hours of intensive training 53 trainees accomplished the requirement for Caravan mates.
I have 89-year-old father and 85-year-old mother. They were admitted to Momiji Health Centre this year. This made dementia an interesting issue for me that cannot be ignored. When I heard about this training, I immediately applied for it.
On Oct. 21, I had an opportunity to participate in The Caravan Mate Training program. I decided to attend as I often encounter, and have contact with, elderly people through my work. Some of them suffer from dementia, and I have been trying to think of specific ways to help them and communicate more effectively […]
As we get older we talk more often about the effects of “aging”. We are getting close to that age, and apparently our parents’ aging influences on how we think. However, it’s most likely that we cannot tell the difference between “age-related memory loss” and “memory loss due to dementia.”
How is your health insurance situation? If you are staying in Canada for a short period of time for travel and leisure, or if you’ve been living in Canada for an extended period of time for studying and are on a working holiday visa, then I’m talking to you.
Seven years ago JSS started the Hiyokko Program. Hiyokko is a class of three-year-old children. It is the child-support program at JSS. It provides mothers with a comfortable and stress-free environment in which to raise their children who are going through an important growth period from infancy to childhood.
I first started volunteering in Toronto almost 20 years ago, and things were different then. While my husband had a working permit and my children had student visas, I was given a visa simply as a spouse who accompanied her expatriate husband.
This year’s JSS annual volunteer appreciation party was held at JCCC Hosaki Room on Sunday, November 10, 2013. More than 50 volunteers and staff members, some with their spouses, took part in the day’s event.
The baby-boom generation did not have a difficult time finding work because there were historically enough jobs waiting for them after graduation from college. The new generation faces difficulties finding regular employment and must take the initiative in finding work.
What is quinoa? I think most of the people who hear the word “quinoa” (pronounced as “keen-wah”) for the first time do not have any idea what quinoa is. It is the name of a food. It looks like a grain, but does not belong to the grain family. It is a seed which belong […]