The second children’s cafeteria operated by a nursing care company has newly opened. “HelloHaro Waiki Shokudo ” to expand community exchange, November 16 (Wednesday), Enoki-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka

Life Care Vision Co., Ltd.
The second children’s cafeteria operated by a nursing care company has newly opened. “HelloHaro Waiki Shokudo” to expand community exchange, November 16 (Wednesday), Enoki-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka

Life Care Vision Co., Ltd., which operates paid nursing homes “Happy Life” mainly in Osaka Prefecture, opened its second children’s cafeteria “Hello Haro Waiki” in Suita City, Osaka Prefecture on November 16th. ” begins. We will utilize the common area on the first floor of “LOHAS Esaka” (Enoki-cho, Suita City), a rental apartment for seniors located about a 5-minute walk from Esaka Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line. After that, it will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month in principle.
Children’s cafeteria “Waiwai Waiki” 1 year history
Exactly one year ago, on November 16, 2021, another company of our company, the NPO WAIKI, opened a “smart for seniors” rental
condominium “Senior Update Mansion” (3-25 Honcho, Suita City) in Suita City, Osaka Prefecture. -16) We started a children’s cafeteria “Waiwai Waiki” on the 1st floor. Since then, it has been held once a month. After a year has passed, we have come to realize that the children’s cafeteria is needed by the local community, so we decided to start operating the second location this time.
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Waiwai Waiki Shokudo (Hommachi, Suita City)
Overview of “Hello Halo Waiki Shokudo”
Address: 7-12 Enoki-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka “LOHAS Esaka” 1st floor Management: “Kodomo Shokudo Hello Haro Waiki Executive Committee” Capacity: 10 people in November (expanded gradually)
Date and time: November 16th, in principle, the third Wednesday of every month, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Fee: 100 yen for junior high school students and younger, 500 yen for high school students and older
Note: Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance
(first-come-first-served basis).
Reservations: Phone 06-7777-1501
Why does a nursing care company open a children’s cafeteria? Our company operates paid nursing homes under the brand name of “Happy Life”. Interaction between people is essential for revitalizing the mind and body of the elderly, as well as preventing frailty and nursing care. By holding a children’s cafeteria in a condominium where relatively healthy elderly people live, both parties will be stimulated by interacting with people of different age groups, which will eventually lead to a better way of living for the elderly and the revitalization of the region. I think there are many meanings to think about.
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Children’s cafeteria
*Please see “Relax Cafe STORY2022.07” for our thoughts.
Children’s “third place”, creating a place to belong in the community According to a nationwide survey by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the number of elementary and junior high school students who did not attend school for 30 days or more in 2021 increased by 24.9% from the previous year to a record high of 244,940. It has been. The number of cases of bullying has also reached a record high, and the ministry analyzes that it is affected by mental and physical disorders and stress caused by the prolonged corona disaster. [1]
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Trends in long-term absentees in elementary and junior high schools (from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology materials)
While trying to prevent the spread of infection by restricting going out, we believe that opportunities for the elderly and children to participate in society have diminished over the past two years. We have been working with the concept of being accepted as a place to belong. Specifically, we don’t just provide meals to the children, but we also ask local university students to help with the children’s homework as volunteers, and we also play card games together. I made time to spend In addition, we incorporate seasonal events, such as enjoying Halloween-related costumes in the latest October, making chimaki for Boys’ Festival, and providing opportunities to touch and experience various things. I’m here.
[1] The chart is quoted from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, “Reiwa 3rd Year Summary of Survey Results on Issues in Student Guidance such as Problematic Behavior and School Non-attendance of Reiwa” October 27, 2022 https://www.
Children’s cafeteria “Waiwai Waiki”, voices of participants
・“I also use other children’s cafeterias, but I am happy that I can have university student volunteers help me with my studies and play with senior citizens. I’ll wear it.” (Mother of a 5-year-old girl) ・”There are things that we can’t do at home, such as nagashi somen, and we enjoy it as a family.”
(Mother of 1st and 3rd graders)
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Children and Volunteer Staff
・”The food is delicious. There are many different people here, and you can relax in an atmosphere that is different from home.” (1st year junior high school student)
・”I’ve made friends outside of school since I came here” (6th grade) ・”At home, I have older sisters and it’s noisy, but here I have friends and I can concentrate on my studies.” (3rd grade elementary school student)
≪College Volunteer≫
・”There are children who are shy, and I’m actually shy, but I wonder if that’s what we have in common. I’m having a great time.”
(University 2nd year)
 Children from different school districts meet in the cafeteria and become friends, as well as senior volunteers and university students.  The basic management method will not change even at the newly started “Hello Haro Waiki”, and the idea is to grow it further as a “third place” for these children. The 1st floor of “LOHAS Esaka”, where “Haro Haro Waiki” will be held, has a large area, and there is more room for ingenuity for events and other events.
[Company information]
Company name: Life Care Vision Co., Ltd.
Representative name: Representative Director Ryota Shukumine Established: July 2011
Capital: 9 million yen
Location: 1-18-2 Higashinakajima, Higashiyodogawa-ku, Osaka 533-0033
Number of facilities: 1054 rooms in 25 facilities
Number of employees: Approximately 740 (as of October 2022)
Business (Group): Long-term care insurance service, fee-based nursing home management, food service business for the elderly, real estate development, dispensing pharmacy business, etc.
Affiliated companies: Lifecare Holdings Co., Ltd., Lifecare Property Co., Ltd., Lifecare Design Co., Ltd., Eat Happiness Co., Ltd., Lifecare Pharmacy Co., Ltd., NPO WAIKI
Life Care Vision Co., Ltd. Person in charge: Toyama and Takagi Phone: 090-6756-3180/06-6160-7088 (Weekdays 9:00-18:00)
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