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Programs

Connection & Fun

We are proud that Tonari Gumi has been able to provide a wide array of recreational and social programs for the Japanese Canadian community.

Inquiries & Registration

604-687-2172 ext. 106 | programs@tonarigumi.ca

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Programs

Check out program schedules for virtual and in-person activities

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Telephone and Zoom programs

Participants can enjoy group calls by internet-based video (Zoom) or telephone. These are easy to join for older adults, including those who live away from the urban center or can’t go out often. There’s a lot of variety, including local news and useful information for daily life by telephone in Japanese - rakugo comedy by telephone, singalongs, online fitness, etc.

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Japanese language library

Borrow Japanese books and DVDs.

Lighthouse Day Program
(fee-based)

Our adult day program is offered in Japanese and includes Japanese cultural elements and activities. Participants at any level of ability can enjoy light exercise, healthy snacks, music and crafts.

Recreational activities

Garden Club, Craft Club, ping pong, mahjong, haiku making, hula dancing, aerobics, etc.

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Care facility visits and telephone buddies

Converse in Japanese or English via regular telephone calls (for older adults living at home) or in-person visits from trained volunteers (for those in care facilities or hospitals). This is especially for individuals who may feel isolated due to language barriers at care facilities or hospitals, or for older adults living alone who tend to be isolated from the community.