Health and Wellness Connection

“Improving Lives by Rethinking Healthy Senior Living”

On Thursday, February 4th, 2016, William Langelier, partner of Hotel Oakland Village, and Corinne Jan, CEO of Family Bridges, announced the formation of a new, innovative person-centered Health Care Service available free to all residents of the Hotel Oakland Village called the “Village Health & Wellness Connection”. The overarching goal of the “Village Health & Wellness Connection” service is to provide seamless, coordinated, case management and healthcare services to the Hotel Oakland Village seniors as they age in place with a free, long-term “Wellness Plan”. The new program is believed to be the first in the nation in an affordable senior community.

Led by the full-time on-site Health and Wellness Connection's Director, and Family Bridges' full-time Nurse Navigator at the on-site Hong Fook Adult Services Center, Hotel Oakland Village residents will receive a complete social and health assessment resulting in a comprehensive, long-term “Wellness Plan”. The components of the “Wellness Plan” will be mutually agreed upon with the resident and “connected” to the ongoing support of family, caregivers, physicians, and the 15 Village Health Groups. As the resident's health or emotional status changes as they age, the services of the “Wellness Plan” will be adjusted accordingly with the help of the Hotel Oakland Village Wellness Director and the Hong Fook “Nurse Navigator”.

The new program's success will be built on the sound foundation of activity and relationships already established between the 15 highly successful resident co-managed Hotel Oakland Village Health Groups and the numerous health professionals at Family Bridges’ on-site Hong Fook Adult Services Center.

Recent encouraging studies have shown that hospital and nursing home costs can be significantly reduced through programs that offer seniors more on-site personalized health care management.

It is the goal of the Hotel Oakland Village “Health & Wellness Connection” to have other senior communities follow their senior living model in some manner that will “Improve Lives by Rethinking Healthy Senior Living” and end isolation through active participation in the Village Health Groups.

For more information, please contact Nancy Lu, Hotel Oakland Village Health &Wellness Director at: nlu@hotel-oakland.com, and please visit our website at: www.HotelOaklandVillage.com.