Seniors

Doris Gage (left) poses with her grandson Nash and her granddaughter Meghan Mitchell on April 1, 2021, when restrictions were lifted to allow in-suite visits. (Contributed photo)

COVID-19 restrictions lifting at B.C. seniors home ‘absolutely’ a big deal

Doris Gage, 95, is set to celebrate her great-grandson’s 1st birthday July 24

 

Staying at home is preferred by most seniors to moving to assisted living or other care facilities, but B.C. has a shortage of home care staff and some seniors move into care before it is medically necessary. (Office of the Seniors Advocate)

B.C., care homes partner to train more senior home support staff

Entry-level candidates to receive paid work placements

 

John Hillman, 102, marks down the last lap for the day hitting 80 on July 6. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Donations lag as 102-year-old veteran laps Oak Bay courtyard for cause

John Hillman set to take his last laps Thursday morning

 

Residents of Discovery Harbour Seniors Community were honoured for Canada Day on June 30 with baked goods given by local police and firefighters and MP North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

VIDEO: Discovery Harbour Seniors Community residents honoured for Canada Day

Residents given baked goods by police, firefighters and MP Blaney

Residents of Discovery Harbour Seniors Community were honoured for Canada Day on June 30 with baked goods given by local police and firefighters and MP North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers attended Sunday’s incident at the Hardy View Lodge. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Sunday’s heat trips sprinkler system at West Kootenay seniors’ home

Interior Health was still assessing the damage at Grand Forks’ Hardy View Lodge as of Sunday evening

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers attended Sunday’s incident at the Hardy View Lodge. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before the Commons Finance committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday March 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Boost to seniors benefit this summer and beyond could cost $10.7 billion

Parliamentary budget officer is estimating the Liberals’ plan might be cheaper than anticipated

Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before the Commons Finance committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday March 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
John Kromhoff with some of the many birthday cards he received from ‘pretty near every place in the world’ after the family of the Langley centenarian let it be known that he wasn’t expecting many cards for his 100th birthday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Cards from all over the world flood in for B.C. man’s 100th birthday

An online invitation by his family produced a flood of cards to mark his 100th birthday

John Kromhoff with some of the many birthday cards he received from ‘pretty near every place in the world’ after the family of the Langley centenarian let it be known that he wasn’t expecting many cards for his 100th birthday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Liberal government moves to define ‘elder abuse’ to better target ways to stop it

Increasing cases of abuse, neglect, financial abuse or abuse of power-of-attorney being flagged

Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
When you want to mix up your exercise routine, the Active Living team at Berwick by the Sea in Campbell River is ready.

5 Unconventional exercises for active seniors over 70

Tired of the same old routine? Try one of these activities for a good workout and a bit of fun!

  • Jun 14, 2021
When you want to mix up your exercise routine, the Active Living team at Berwick by the Sea in Campbell River is ready.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15 and community members are asked to be aware of the warning signs a senior near them is experiencing abuse or neglect. Submitted photo

Learn how to recognize the mistreatment of older adults and highlight the need for appropriate action.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Virtual Lunch and Learn is being held…

  • Jun 3, 2021
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15 and community members are asked to be aware of the warning signs a senior near them is experiencing abuse or neglect. Submitted photo
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B.C. senior calls driving exams for seniors aged 80 and up ‘unfair’

Protest being planned for when COVID-19 pandemic restrictions lifted

(File photo)
Evylen Farrant and Norman Woods, members of the Berwick by the Sea gardening club.

Rooftop gardening club grows plants… and friendships!

Moving into independent living gives these seniors more time to pursue their passions

  • May 10, 2021
Evylen Farrant and Norman Woods, members of the Berwick by the Sea gardening club.
The Campbell River and District Adult Care Society has taken possession of a lot on Cedar Street in downtown Campbell River and plans to build a new centre to expand its programs from Willow Point. On hand May 5 to kick off a fundraising campaign for the building project are (from left) CRDACS employees Leanne Leitch and Pam Mann and CRDACS board members Tom Williams and Dan Wallis. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River and District Adult Care Society raising funds to build downtown centre

The Campbell River and District Adult Care Society (CRDACS) launched a fundraising…

  • May 6, 2021
The Campbell River and District Adult Care Society has taken possession of a lot on Cedar Street in downtown Campbell River and plans to build a new centre to expand its programs from Willow Point. On hand May 5 to kick off a fundraising campaign for the building project are (from left) CRDACS employees Leanne Leitch and Pam Mann and CRDACS board members Tom Williams and Dan Wallis. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Dr. Howard Njoo, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer at Public Health Agency of Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai

Canadian seniors vaccinated in higher numbers for COVID-19 than for the flu: PHAC

Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo says almost 9 in 10 Canadian seniors were vaccinated from COVID-19, compared to 7 in 10 for the flu shot

Dr. Howard Njoo, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer at Public Health Agency of Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai
Nancy Bright presents an envelope to Grayson Magee containing $50 in appreciation for helping her after a fall in Askew Creek in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island senior rewards student saviour

Cash reward provided for assistance beyond the call of duty in a Chemainus park

Nancy Bright presents an envelope to Grayson Magee containing $50 in appreciation for helping her after a fall in Askew Creek in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Among the items that Dorothy Agnew of Abbotsford received for her recent 100th birthday were gifts from the Abbotsford Police Department and a special cake. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford woman receives more than 600 cards from public for 100th birthday

Dorothy Agnew’s family had made the request to celebrate the occasion on March 18

Among the items that Dorothy Agnew of Abbotsford received for her recent 100th birthday were gifts from the Abbotsford Police Department and a special cake. (Submitted photo)
Hilda Shilliday is a founding resident of Berwick by the Sea, and a volunteer Resident Ambassador.

Apple crisp and advocacy: how one senior gives back!

Living in a retirement community gives her more time to continue helping others

  • Apr 12, 2021
Hilda Shilliday is a founding resident of Berwick by the Sea, and a volunteer Resident Ambassador.
Fitness classes, music videos, writing groups... there are lots of opportunities to get involved at Berwick Qualicum Beach.

Seniors in motion

Do you ever hear people say, “He’s sure slowing down,” or “I’m…

  • Apr 7, 2021
Fitness classes, music videos, writing groups... there are lots of opportunities to get involved at Berwick Qualicum Beach.
Thirteen-year-old Grace Farquharson visited her grandmother, Rita Humber, for the first time in more than a year. Humber, 89, is a resident at Marwood House, a long-term care home at Langley Memorial Hospital. They’re both elated to be able to see and hug after a province-wide lockdown due to COVID. (Black Press Media files)

Smiles abound as B.C. seniors in care get to see their families again

As of Thursday, the restrictions around visitation of elderly in long-term care has been eased

  • Apr 3, 2021
Thirteen-year-old Grace Farquharson visited her grandmother, Rita Humber, for the first time in more than a year. Humber, 89, is a resident at Marwood House, a long-term care home at Langley Memorial Hospital. They’re both elated to be able to see and hug after a province-wide lockdown due to COVID. (Black Press Media files)
A syringe is filled with the COVID-19 vaccine. (Black Press Media files)

B.C. seniors ages 72 and up can now call to book a COVID vaccine

Call centres will not ask for SIN or credit card information

A syringe is filled with the COVID-19 vaccine. (Black Press Media files)