At Tonari Gumi, we have many different programs to help seniors develop friendships, expand their social network and remain physically and socially active as well as mentally sharp. These programs are made possible thanks to the cooperation of a great number of volunteers. Almost all program instructors, program leaders and assistants work on a voluntary basis.
There are exercise programs to improve or maintain physical conditioning, recreational programs for pleasant socializing, programs for the study of Japanese culture, English conversation, family drop-in for parents and children, day outings and a lunch program. All Tonari Gumi programs are conducted in Japanese. By participating in Tonari Gumi programs, you will be able to expand your circle of friends to leisurely speak Japanese with, plus get all the latest news and make even more of your time in Canada. No matter if you have just moved here from Japan, retired and have extra time, want to stay healthy or get fit, or would to enjoy a hobby with friends who have similar interests, please come and take part in Tonari Gumi programs.