Yesterday we received identification that the cause of the outbreak is norovirus (commonly known as stomach flu). And we’re not alone: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/influenza-flu-bc-respiratory-winter-vomiting-bug-1.3941381
Our active cases are down substantially from the onset but we are not out of the woods yet. In the meantime, we have been in daily communication with officials at Toronto Public Health. With everyone’s vigilance and a bit of luck, hopefully we can soon report the end of the outbreak and full resumption of programs.
Momiji Seniors Residence and Toronto Public Health are investigating an outbreak of enteric illness affecting tenants in floors 3-9. Symptoms include any combination of diarrhea, fever or vomiting.
Programs and gatherings for tenants are cancelled until further notice. Please assist us in managing this outbreak. Do not visit if you are ill.
Education and leisure courses will run as normal on basement, first and second floors.
Thank you for your cooperation.
MPP Mitzi Hunter and the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) made a funding announcement at Momiji Centre, December 12.
Full story from InsideToronto.com
Help! We are bursting with stuff. Stop by this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for the mother of all yard sales!
Bad news on the homefront – yesterday evening’s thunderstorm and heavy rains caused flooding to sections of our 1st and 2nd floors. Emergency responders and Momiji staff were quick to react but damage is still extensive. Tenants’ living areas are not affected.
Here is a list of program changes to be aware of:
Thursday Dinner (Meal Program only) : Bento Delivery
Thursday evening Bingo : CANCELLED
Friday Morning Exercise : In the Craft Room
Friday Lunch (Zero Sun) : Served in the Auditorium
Friday Physiotherapy : Will move to the Day Lounge
Friday Dr. Chan’s Clinic : Will move to the Family Dining Room
Friday afternoon Caregiver Workshop : In the Craft Room
Friday afternoon Odori : Will move to 9F Lounge, 10:00-12:00
Friday Dinner (Zero Sun) : Served in the Auditorium
Momiji Barbecue : Date will change to Wednesday, August 10!
Please notify your family members and friends who have tickets. Ticket sales will be extended for one week.
Please note: Due to recent flooding affecting food preparation areas, the new date of the Momiji Barbecue is Wednesday, August 10, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Our annual Momiji Barbecue – always one of our most popular and best-attended special events of the year – will be held on Wednesday, August 3, from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.
As usual, the Barbecue will feature burgers fresh off the grill with all the traditional fixings, accompanied by a wide array of salads, onigiri, shoyu wieners and more, all prepared by our tenants and volunteers. Why not join our tenants and caregivers, board members and volunteers for a delicious taste of summer, with a Momiji twist! Tickets are just $5.00 for everyone, and can be bought at Momiji by Friday, July 29 at the latest!
Our upcoming information sessions cover Caregiving and Pre-Planning for End-of-Life.
Please join us at our Blowout Yard Sale Extravaganza on Saturday, August 27 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. The Yard Sale will be held in our Garden. There will be great deals on House wares, toys, books and much more. Coffee and muffins will be for sale from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. followed by a delicious BBQ. Buy a cup of coffee and take home the mug! Money raised at the Yard Sale will help Momiji continue to provide the very best in seniors’ care here and in the community.
Stories Matter – through stories we communicate what to believe about ourselves and others, what is of value, and what is possible. Our Momiji Voices give personal and heartfelt glimpses into the lives of a few of our tenants and community members. To view all the stories visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJknslQqcX2WLVkNk1ZZMhA
It’s finally here this Saturday, June 25th – Momiji’s Crafts, Collectibles & Café event. Doors open at 10:00 am. Free admission. Shop til you drop, and then relax in our stylish Café and enjoy one of our fabulous homemade delectable meals and desserts.