Our Services

Tonari Gumi is the only organization in the Lower Mainland that offers such a wide array of bilingual Japanese/English activities and services. We offer various services to help seniors, families of seniors, new immigrants and temporary residents who need assistance. Tonari Gumi is also a Japanese language-based information referral resource.

Services include:

Connection & Fun

  • Telephone & Zoom Programs e.g. singing, exercise, chatting
  • Telephone Buddy Program
  • Intergenerational Penpal Program
  • Club activities e.g. Garden Club, Craft Club
  • Japanese language library (books & DVDs)

Information & Learning

  • Monthly Senior Life Seminar Series
  • BC Seniors Guide (Japanese translation available)
  • Monthly TG Newsletter in English and Japanese
  • Weekly one-page news digest in Japanese (in partnership with Vancouver Shinpo)
  • Information and referral to public programs/services

Daily living

  • [Nutrition] Bento delivery/pickup service
  • [Finance] Income Tax Clinic * in-person for Greater Vancouver residents
  • [Transportation] Medical appointment transportation  residents
  • [Language] Medical interpretation service
  • [Check-ins] Visitation support service


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