CARP Launches Official Partnership With Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care

The CARP/Yee Hong program will promote their expertise to community families allowing them to deal with their medical challenges at home. For the first time, the series of workshops will be offered in English.

“The inaugural 6-session workshop series begins Wednesdays starting April 6 and will focus on Pain Management for patients and caregivers. Next, we will tackle Parkinson’s Disease Management. The workshops are based on a Stanford University patented model and are designed to empower seniors, and those who care for them, with the knowledge and techniques to manage chronic diseases while maintaining an active and independent lifestyle,” said Florence Wong, CEO of Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care.

“Each session in the Chronic Pain Management Program is 2.5 hours per week and will debunk myths about chronic pain and focus on issues such as balancing activity and rest, muscle relaxation, healthy eating, depression, cognitive symptom management, and creating realistic plans to deal with people’s respective situations,” added Wong.

From one centre that began operations in 1994,Yee Hong has grown to four centres and relentlessly looks for ways to improve the quality of life for Canada’s growing aging population.

CARP is Canada’s largest association for older Canadians. With approximately 350,000 members and a network of 41 chapters across the country, CARP is recognized as the nation’s preeminent advocacy association committed to advocating for social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care, and freedom from discrimination for all Canadians as they age.

“CARP and Yee Hong are taking swift action to deal with the challenges of our aging and diverse population. This seminar series is groundbreaking – a culturally appropriate program delivered in English, delivered by the professionals at Yee Hong, known for their gold standard of long term care,” said Susan Eng, CARP’s VP Advocacy.

The seminar series will be delivered at the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care beginning April 6, 2011. The second series will begin October 5, 2011.

Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, 2780 Bur Oak Avenue, Markham, ON

Media and the public are invited to attend the launch of “Joining Hands To Give Families A Hand”: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 4pm – 6pm
Refreshments will be served.

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of State for Seniors
Michael Ignatieff, Leader of the Official Opposition
Peter Shurman, MPP Thornhill
Town of Markham Mayor Frank Scarpetti
Other local MPs and MPPs invited
Moses Znaimer, President, CARP
Susan Eng, VP Advocacy, CARP
Dr. Joseph Wong, Founder and Chair, Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation
Florence Wong, CEO, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care

Anna Victoria Wong, Director of Communications Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care
Office: 416.321.333 Ext 2360
Cell: (416) 886-6694
[email protected]

Leanne Wright, VP Communications, ZoomerMedia Limited/CARP
[email protected]

About CARP
CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to advocating for a New Vision of Aging for Canada, social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. CARP seeks to ensure that the marketplace serves the needs and expectations of our generation and provides value-added benefits, products and services to our members. Through our network of members and chapters across Canada, CARP is dedicated to building a sense of community and shared values among our members in support of CARP’s mission.

About Yee Hong Centre For Geriatric Care
Yee Hong Centre is a non-profit organization that strives to provide high quality and culturally appropriate services to enable seniors of different backgrounds and needs to live their lives to the fullest – in the healthiest, most independent and dignified ways through long-term care homes, senior housing, and community-based social and medical services in Greater Toronto Area.