Postponed: Momiji’s 2020 Fundraising Bowlathon

Notice to Momiji Visitors

On March 11, 2020
World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 (aka the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) a Pandemic (Defined as the “worldwide spread” of a new disease)

At this time, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) continues to advise that the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population but a COVID-19 outbreak is not unexpected.
There is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for Canadians:

• aged 65 and over
• with compromised immune systems
• with underlying medical conditions

Risk to Canadians returning from abroad varies depending on where from, as well as the person’s age and health status. Increase risk is associated with those returning from China (mainland), Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Iran, Italy as well as those having been

• on cruise ships; or
• attending international conferences and other large gatherings in enclosed spaces

It is important for all recent travelers to:

• self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough or difficulty breathing) for 14 days after returning to Canada
• avoid places where you cannot easily separate yourself from others if you become ill

If you are experiencing above-described symptoms please stay home and delay visiting tenants and staff in Momiji so as to minimize risk of inadvertent spread of COVID-19 and other flu-like-illnesses.

Finance Committee Members Wanted

The Finance Committee is looking for volunteers to join the Finance Committee.  The committee meets 6-8 times a year on weekday evenings between 6-8 p.m. The Finance Committee’s purpose is to oversee the financial affairs of Momiji Health Care Society on behalf of the Board of Directors.

If you are curious about Momiji’s finances and are interested in joining this committee, please send an email to the attention of the Chair of the Finance Committee, Dereck Oikawa at financecommittee2020@momiji.on.ca

Tis the Season: Momiji Holiday Fundraising

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As the Holiday Season approaches, so do our annual Holiday fundraising programs!  We are pleased to offer the following programs again this year:

HOLIDAY TREAT PROGRAM:  Shortbread, Mincemeat, Gingerbread, and more…  Our volunteer bakers will soon be busy making delicious homemade cookies for Momiji to be sold to our tenants, their families and community members.  The cookies are packaged by our volunteer elves and come in various sizes and prices ranging from our Santa Superior Box (45 cookies for $20.00) to our Elves Dozen (12 cookies for $7.00).  They make a great gift – for yourself, a friend or a loved one.

VANDERMEER WINTER FUNDRAISING PROGRAM:  Vandermeer Nursery has grown high quality plants in Ajax, including poinsettias and cyclamen, for over 50 years. These high quality plants are the focus of their annual Winter Fundraising program.  The program includes winter-decorated baskets and evergreen planters in a wide range of prices.  Under the program, Momiji purchases the plants at a discount and sell them at cost. These seasonal plants and planters can spruce up your home or can be given as a gift.  We even deliver to our tenants!

Please contact Sheri-Lynn at fundraising@momiji.on.ca or at 416.261.6683, ext. 259 to order or for more information.  The ordering deadline for both programs is at the end of November.  Pre-payment is required.

All proceeds from both of these fundraising activities go to Momiji’s Senior Active Living Centre to be used to fund Dance! Dance! Dance! with the National Ballet
or the Momiji Singers – two very popular programs that no longer have funding.

Japonica (September 7) Update

Japonica is fast approaching and our team is hard at work cataloguing all of the wonderful donations. Due to the volume, we will be unable to accept donations for this event after Monday, August 26th. Please note that due to a lack of storage space, we are also unable to accept Bazaar donations until early 2020. Thanks and we hope to see you on September 7th!