BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20090319T000000Z DTEND:20090319T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Civic and Community Leaders Will Gather to Mark Significant Mil estone in Japanese-American Community\n\n ARLETA\, Calif. — Years in the making\, Nikkei Senior Gardens is now a reality. The San Fernando Val ley assisted living community is celebrating its grand opening with a ribb on cutting ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday\, March 19\, at 9221 Arleta A venue. Distinguished guests include District Six Councilman Tony Cardenas\ , actress Tamlyn Tomita and Japanese Consul Hiroshi Furusawa. Following th e ribbon cutting\, guests can enjoy traditional Japanese food\, entertainm ent and tours of the campus.\n\n“The opening of this community is a sign ificant moment for Japanese-Americans in the community\,” said Allan Sli ght\, executive director of Nikkei Senior Gardens. “Countless hours have been put into bringing this community to fruition\, and we are so glad th e day is finally here.” It will be especially moving for two leaders of the local Japanese community\, Harold Muraoka and Harry Nakada\, both of w hom have worked for over a decade turning their dream of dignified living for their beloved elders into a reality. \n\nNikkei Senior Gardens will in clude 68 private assisted living apartments and 10 memory support apartmen ts\, with special care taken to ensure the residents have an active\, mult i-cultural experience. With enhanced quality of life and peace of mind bei ng the community’s top priorities\, the community will offer maintenance -free living\, three nutritious Japanese and Western meals daily\, a wide variety of social activities\, fitness classes\, scheduled transportation\ , around-the-clock staffing and more. \nResidents also have convenient acc ess to the Metro bus lines\, a post office\, retail stores and a major sho pping center. Plus\, The Japanese-American Community Center and the Nikkei Pioneer Center will be just a few short blocks away. \n\nAnother amenity that is quite unique to Nikkei Senior Gardens\, and not often associated w ith assisted living communities\, is the large Japanese-style garden. Loca ted at the heart of the campus\, the garden will be visible from several v antage points and will bring a sense of tranquility and community\, adding to the overall experience and quality of life for residents. \n\nMore inf ormation is available by calling Nikkei Senior Gardens at (818) 899-1000 o r by visiting the campus\, located at 9221 Arleta Avenue\, in Arleta\, CA. For more information about Nikkei Senior Gardens\, visit <a href="http://"></a>\n DTSTAMP:20231206T175124Z SUMMARY:MULTI-CULTURAL ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY NIKKEI SENIOR GARDENS TO C ELEBRATE GRAND OPENING URL:/en/events/2009/03/19/multi-cultural-assisted-living-community-nikkei-s e/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR