Japonica 2018 – September 8


Interested in all things Japanese? Join us on Saturday, September 8th for our second annual Japonica sale which offers Kokeshi, bamboo, lacquer, Ikebana, tableware and a selection of gently or never-used soft goods including kimono, furoshiki and bags.
There will also be a Café with Obento, lunch, teas, coffee, home-baked sweets and much more.

For more information about any of our events please visit our website (, Facebook page ( or contact Sheri-Lynn at

Momiji’s 40th Anniversary Gala

gala2018Please join us and our Honorary Co-chairs, Donna Hori and Bill Hatanaka, in celebrating Momiji’s 40th Anniversary and the launch of the Momiji Community Wellness Fund.  The Gala will be held on Saturday, August 25th at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (6 Garamond Court, North York). Tickets are $300 each, black tie optional.

For more information, please contact Sheri-Lynn at 416.261.6683, ext. 259 or by email at

13th Annual Momiji Fundraising Bowlathon: June 2, 2018

bowlathon2018Momiji Health Care Society is pleased to announce its 13th Annual Momiji Fundraising Bowlathon, to be held on Saturday June 2, 2018. The Bowlathon will be held at 2 different locations again this year. Five-Pin Teams will be bowling at Parkway Bowl, starting at 1:00 pm and 10-Pin Teams will be bowling at World Bowl, starting at 12:30 pm. A Bento Box Dinner and Awards Ceremony will follow at Momiji Centre.

This is our 13th Annual Momiji Bowlathon, which has become a major Fundraiser for Momiji, in support of our Seniors. Last year’s event raised just over $50,000 which was another new a record! Thanks to you, your family and friends, and members of our Community for the support you have given Momiji. We hope that we can count on your support through your participation and sponsorship again this year. The proceeds from last year’s Bowlathon helped support Programs and Services at Momiji and in the broader community.

Bowling fees and the cost of the meal (everyone is encouraged to come for dinner) are priced to be affordable and provide no profit. Your donation and the sponsorships that you successfully solicit from family and friends and community members are the principal fundraising sources for this event.

Fill out the Team Registration Form and together with fees for bowling and dinner orders submit it to the Momiji Office or to the committee members or volunteers assigned the responsibility to collecting the forms by Monday, May 14th, 2018. Team Registration Forms will be accepted on a “first-come, first-serve” basis.

The Sponsorship Sheets and money or cheques may be handed in to the Momiji Office on or before May 31st or may be handed in at the respective Lanes (5-Pin at Parkway Bowl; 10-Pin at World Bowl) on June 2nd, when the bowlers sign in at the Registration Desk. Bowlers are encouraged to sign up for Online Donations through our Canada Helps site at . On-line donations will be credited to your Sponsorship total, plus Tax Receipts will be issued to the Donors via Email instantaneously. Additional information regarding the Fundraising Bowlathon is attached.

We look forward to seeing you at our event this year and hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to participate with your family and friends at this Fundraising Bowlathon. Team Captains, please encourage all of your team members to get sponsors. Good luck in your fundraising.

Momiji Community Bazaar – Saturday, March 24th, Noon to 3:30 pm


Delicious Japanese cuisine, including manju, sushi, chow mein and bento boxes.  Home made pies, cookies and squares.  Add in a café where you can eat in or take out food.  Interested?   Why not join us at our annual Momiji Community Bazaar.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, March 24th from Noon to 3:30 pm. There will also be plenty of items for sale including Japanese Wares, Collectibles, Pink Elephant, Jewellery, a Garage Sale (held, of course, in Momiji’s Garage) and much more.

Interested in volunteering?  Volunteers are needed leading up to the day of the Bazaar, for sorting  donations, for helping to make all of that delicious Japanese cuisine and of course for set-up.

Proceeds from the Bazaar are used to support Momiji’s programs and services.  Hundreds of seniors benefit each year from the funds this event generates.   For more information, contact Sheri-Lynn at 416-261-6683 x259 /

Holiday Greetings from the Chair

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December 7th, 1992 was a milestone day for Momiji Health Care Society. After 14 years of building and fundraising, the Momiji Seniors’ Residence finally opened as the first supportive housing seniors’ residence in the Japanese-Canadian community, welcoming a record 170 tenants in the first few months.

These early tenants were a youthful average age of 75 years. They played tennis in the auditorium and ping pong in the residents’ lounge; they planted and looked after the beautiful gardens, the store, the library and the reception desk. A security system was put into place with night patrol and fire wardens.

This year Momiji is celebrating our Seniors Centre’s 25th anniversary and the average age of our tenants is now almost 90 years. Our tenants have remained independent an average of 10 years longer than any other supportive housing facility in Ontario. Over the years, close to 400 tenants have been able to call Momiji “home” and have “aged in place”. Incredibly, eight of our original tenants still call Momiji home.

As you can imagine, the care needs at 90 years of age may be more complex than at 75 years. At Momiji, security checks, transportation, reminders for meals, activities and medications, are vital parts of everyday life. Meals, social and education activities and even the availability of an on-site family doctor and nurse are essential to wellness and quality of life.

Similarly, outside of our Seniors Centre, seniors are aging in their homes and their care needs are changing. Our community programs, like friendly visits and dining and education, enable us to reach out and stay in touch with lonely and potentially isolated seniors in the community. This allows us to bring Momiji’s focus on seniors’ wellness to the broader community.

Year after year, our Support Services and Community Services departments have seen dramatic increases in demand and costs for all activities. Despite these changes, we remain steadfast with our commitment to offer respect, dignity and independence for seniors.

Although we receive some government funding, our increased care demands and outreach programs have received no additional funding. Since we cannot continuously do more with less, not surprisingly, our need to raise funds has increased.

Your gift today in celebration of our 25th anniversary will help ensure that Momiji’s next 25 years gets off to a great start.

On behalf of our Board of Directors, our staff and volunteers, we wish you and your family a very happy holiday season and all the best for 2018.

Pam Waintraub, Chair
Momiji Health Care Society

P.S. If you would like to make a donation, you can do this online (just click the Donate Now button) or send in a cheque to the address above. Thank you!

Japonica: Saturday, September 30, 2017 – 11:00 am to 3:30 pm

Interested in all things Japanese?  Join us at Momiji for a NEW event offering finds from our inventory of donated Japanese ‘treasures’.  The sale will feature Kokeshi, bamboo, lacquer, Ikebana, tableware and a selection of gently or never-used soft goods including kimono, furoshiki and bags.  Many of the objects are mid-century and a few are pre-war.

Plus Café – Refreshments – Obento, lunch, teas, coffee, home-baked sweets.

Momiji Centre – 3555 Kingston Road, Scarborough
Email enquiries –

View the flyer here.

Momiji Bazaar 2017: March 25

An annual much-loved community tradition is fast approaching!  Please join us on Saturday, March 25, from 12:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Momiji’s Frank H. Hori Community Centre (3555 Kingston Road, Scarborough) for the 2017 Momiji Community Bazaar.  There will be something for the entire family to enjoy:  delicious home made Japanese cuisine (including manju, karinto, sushi and chow mein), a bake table with a vast assortment of treats, a large Silent Auction, and a Collectibles Corner where you will find a treasure or two.

Our Community Bazaar is only a success with your help.   Volunteers are needed leading up to the day of the Bazaar, with the sorting of donations, participating in one, or more, of our famous bees: karinto, sushi, vegetable preparation and pie-making, and of course, set-up.  Volunteers are also needed to help clean up after the Bazaar.

Proceeds from the Bazaar support Momiji’s programs and services.  Hundreds of seniors benefit each year from the funds this event generates.   For more information on volunteering, contact Jovel at 416-261-6683 x234 /

Click here to view the Momiji Bazaar 2017 poster

Momiji Health Care Society’s Winter Fundraiser Starts November 1st!

We are pleased to announce that Momiji Health Care Society has once again partnered with Vandermeer Nursery for this annual Winter Fundraiser. Starting Tuesday, November 1st and running until Thursday, December 1st, you can order locally grown holiday plants and outdoor evergreen decorations and support Momiji. The money that we raise will go towards our programs and services which benefits the seniors. Every order counts!

For more information, please contact Sheri-Lynn in the Economic Development & Donor Relations office or call her at 416.261.6683, ext. 259.

As in the past, we will deliver to Momiji tenants but all other orders should be picked up on Friday, December 9th at Momiji or as soon as possible to help ensure that the plants keep looking their best.

Thank you for supporting our seniors!

Please click here to view the available products and order form.