Yee Hong has been celebrating our 27th Anniversary with staff. Last month we held appreciation ceremonies in small groups and virtually, and rewarded Yee Hong teams for dedication and compassion during the pandemic. Dozens of employees received special recognition for a decade (or more!) of continuous service.

We continue our cautious and evidence-based response to the pandemic, and we’re grateful for safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, as well as the safe practices of all of our staff, workers, caregivers and visitors. All eligible and consenting long-term care residents recently had their booster doses, and we have successfully implemented our policy of mandatory vaccination for all staff.

Our staff continue to embody the Yee Hong spirit since the McNicoll Centre opening in 1994. We’ve grown over the years into an extended family, adding more homes, a hospice, and many other programs/services to provide a continuum of culturally appropriate seniors services and care. The global pandemic tested us and we emerged stronger. We care, We collaborate, and We commit – these values empower seniors, caregivers and families to live their lives to the fullest.

I’ll have more to say soon about steps we’re taking to focus our efforts, make a stronger impact, and ensure our future sustainability. I’ll also introduce a new Yee Hong logo early next year. I gave employees a sneak peak of the new logo during the Anniversary celebrations; did you catch a glimpse in one of our lobbies?

Our new logo depicts energy, action and diversity as Yee Hong embarks on the next leg of our journey. Our commitment to providing excellent and culturally-appropriate programs and services and sharing our knowledge and expertise with others continues. Innovating is Our Tradition!