Wood Nursing Home Opens
A new large wooden elderly care facility, Nursing Home Mantenshiotsu begins operations. COFI Tokyo’s Shawn Lawlor, Kevin Bews and Maya Muto, representing our industry, were on hand for the opening ceremony on July 6th, celebrating the achievement with the owners, staff and other individuals and companies that helped make this project a reality. Nursing Home Mantenshiotsu is located in Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture and will provide care for 29 senior residents in this rural community located about an hour
from Osaka. The two-storey building is the first large fireproof 2×4 structure of its type to be built in the Kansai region of Japan. The nursing home is approximately 1,300 m² and consumed about 230 m³ of SPF dimension lumber in its construction. This new facility is owned and managed by Shinai Social Welfare Corporation, whose director and section chief (Mr. & Mrs. Yamada) joined COFI’s Elderly Care Tour Mission to Canada in 2010.