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Yee Hong awarded Community Seniors Grant to Certify 24 Staff

Updated: Mar 31

Dec 7th 2021

We couldn’t be more excited to announce Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care’s adoption of the StrongerU Senior Fitness Program in a collaborative call-to-action to better improve the lives of seniors within their community.


Yee Hong has been awarded funding through the Seniors Community Grant to certify 24 members of their teams through our StrongerU Senior Fitness instructor course.


Since 1994, Yee Hong has been providing culturally appropriate senior care to Chinese and other ethnic seniors across the Greater Toronto Area as a non-profit organization. Today, they operate 805 long-term care home beds and a wide range of other community support services, serving over 15,000 Chinese and ethnic seniors. Their focus is to provide a higher quality of life within a senior community that faces systematic challenges not because of their age, but with their ethnicity and race. Above all, Yee Hong strives to bring healthy, independent, and dignified lifestyles for older adults while ensuring the maintenance of cultural integrity is at the core of every action they take.


Together, the seniors that they serve will be receiving industry-leading and dynamic fitness programming that will strengthen their bodies and minds to increase their independence and quality of life.


“With the Seniors Community Grant, 24 staff members across our service continuum will receive training to become certified StrongerU Fitness Instructors.” said Maria Chu, Executive Director of Community and Professional Services at Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care. “Our team members are all very excited to be able to hone their skills through the StrongerU program in providing safe, effective, engaging and creative senior fitness programming, which helps to promote our clients’ physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing.”


StrongerU Senior Fitness’ programming is as versatile as it is effective, being completely adaptable to the services of any senior-serving organization without sacrificing the quality that older adults receive in their exercise classes. This is paramount to our business model as we are the only fitness education company globally which provides certified instructors with new monthly content in four formats for ongoing class improvement, equipping program providers with the tools they need to keep their participants excited and engaged, regardless of to whom or where they provide their workouts.


“When I got the news that Yee Hong’s grant application was approved, I was ecstatic,” shares Emily Johnson, Founder and Creative Director of StrongerU Senior Fitness. “One of the World Health Organization’s Sustainable Development Goals that we’re working on is Reduced Inequalities (Goal #10). Collaborating with Yee Hong will ensure StrongerU’s programming is more accessible and appropriate for older adults who speak different languages, have diverse backgrounds, and abilities.”


To learn more about StrongerU Senior Fitness, visit: https://www.strongeruseniorfitness.com/

To learn more about Yee Hong, visit: https://www.yeehong.com/

To apply the the Seniors Community Grant in 2022, visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/information-seniors-organizations

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