Sun, Aug 04 2019

Virtual Reality for Seniors Charity Competition,

Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • About the event

    Interested in supporting an exciting afternoon of action-packed VR competitions? This is the event which will bring over 100 seniors and their families in the Greater Toronto Area to participate in the latest technology innovations in long-term care. This competition is open to community members of all ages who will compete against each other in various VR games to raise funds for the Active Senior Program, which has helped thousands of seniors develop an active and healthy lifestyle. There will also be singing and musical performances, as well as a raffle and prizes to win! We will have free refreshments and photos provided. 

    In addition, these funds will help maintain and the expand the services of the Virtual Reality for Seniors Program that has helped many seniors across the GTA gain access to advancing technology and challenge the misconception that technology is too complicated for seniors to use.


    Why should you sponsor?

    As a sponsor for our event, you will help bridge the gap between seniors and technology and help them live a healthier and happier quality of life. As the largest non-profit nursing home in the country, you will be a part of a forward-thinking initiative to help seniors become engaged and excited about technology, contributing to a resilient and healthy community.

    While the use of VR technology with seniors is not a new endeavor, most applications tend to have a clinical focus and target seniors with cognitive impairments. The Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care has been a pioneer in the GTA in developing a community-based program for seniors using VR to promote social interaction, sensorimotor stimulation, and overall engagement with technology.

    With the ever-growing senior population in Canada, they need your support more than ever. It will be the sponsors like you who are able to help seniors, a crucial part of any community, adapt and appreciate the changing needs of society.

    Amanda Yang

    The Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care is a non-profit organization serving seniors, family members, and cargivers in the GTA, Ontario, Canada. The mission of Yee Hong is to deliver the highest quality of culturally appropriate service to enable seniors to live their life in the most dignified and independent way.

    Officially opened in October 1994 with four locations across Scarborough, Markham and Missisauga, we have assisted over 15,000 thousands of seniors and community members with our medical, adult day program, senior housing, and long-term care services.

    Yee Hong has received Accreditation with Exemplary Standing for 2016-2020 by Accreditation Canada in October 2016 for the organization's commitment to quality and excellence.

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  • 101-250 attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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