The Residence Building 6th floor is a special Cognitive Unit in that it is reserved for Chinese speaking residents.
When this building was being designed, a decision was made, in consultation with the local Chinese Community, and with the approval of the Ministry of Health, that we would create a Resident Home Area (unit) dedicated to Chinese Residents. Several ethnic features have been incorporated in the design and operation of the unit:
- A wok was installed so that our Chinese cook can prepare meals on the unit
- The decor is appropriate to the Chinese culture
- Most staff speak either Cantonese or Mandarin
- The monthly menu is available in Chinese
Enormous support from the Chinese Community has been instrumental in making this dream a reality and a success, and they continue to support the residents. A special Donor Wall is at the entrance to the unit to honour the dedication of this community. (photo of the donor wall) The Chinese Program Facilitator provides appropriate activities, including Mahjong, and presents a Calendar of Events in Chinese.
There is a separate waiting list for access to this unit.