seniors housing

The new building is on Church Avenue next to Ferland Park in Vanderhoof. (Submitted Photo)

New seniors building opening soon in Vanderhoof the 1st of its kind in B.C.

New facility brings affordable housing and holistic dementia care to seniors in April

 

Scales of justice (file photo)

Architect ordered to pay $9M in lawsuit over failed Osoyoos seniors development

Cactus Ridge was intended to be a 92-unit assisted living property built in 2008

 

The Gardens at Qualicum celebrated Valentine’s Day with a specially prepared menu and music from local favourites, Sax Appeal.

Season of love sets Qualicum residence a-sparkle

Residents celebrate Valentine’s Day with delicious food, favourite friends and good music

  • Feb 21, 2022

 

The Eden Gardens care home in Nanaimo is among five Island facilities where new COVID-19 outbreaks were announced by Island Health on Wednesday morning (Jan. 5). (Black Press Media file photo)

Five COVID outbreaks declared at Victoria, Nanaimo long-term care homes

The majority infected are staff and outbreaks are restricted to one floor or unit

The Eden Gardens care home in Nanaimo is among five Island facilities where new COVID-19 outbreaks were announced by Island Health on Wednesday morning (Jan. 5). (Black Press Media file photo)
Decked for the holidays, the Gardens at Qualicum Beach hosted a successful Christmas Market, welcoming talented artists and artisans from all over Parksville Qualicum Beach and up Island.

Craft fair heralds the holidays at Qualicum residence

Christmas came early to the Gardens at Qualicum Beach this December, getting…

  • Dec 13, 2021
Decked for the holidays, the Gardens at Qualicum Beach hosted a successful Christmas Market, welcoming talented artists and artisans from all over Parksville Qualicum Beach and up Island.
Gardens at Qualicum

Giving thanks: Qualicum residents celebrate the season

The opportunity to give thanks held even more meaning this year, as…

  • Oct 25, 2021
Gardens at Qualicum
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach celebrated summer with a dinner and dance “under the stars.

Qualicum residents celebrate summer under the stars

An elegant menu, delightful music and a magical evening marks the change of seasons

  • Sep 20, 2021
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach celebrated summer with a dinner and dance “under the stars.
Close to 75 protesters with signs marched between FIr Park Village and Echo Village long-term care homes in Port Alberni on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 to advocate for better conditions and management at the facilities. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Supporters protest conditions at pair of Port Alberni long-term care homes

Staff shortages are compromising care, says Echo Village resident

Close to 75 protesters with signs marched between FIr Park Village and Echo Village long-term care homes in Port Alberni on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 to advocate for better conditions and management at the facilities. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
A new seniors housing facility is planned for the former Alberni District Secondary School site on Anderson Ave. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

‘Shovel-ready’ non-profit seniors’ housing coming to Port Alberni

Vancouver Resource Society purchases 2.5-acre lot from District Group

A new seniors housing facility is planned for the former Alberni District Secondary School site on Anderson Ave. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The recent wine and cheese tasting is just one example of the fun, social events local residents enjoy at the Gardens at Qualicum Beach.

Qualicum residents taste their way through a ‘global tour’

Residents at The Gardens at Qualicum Beach indulged a little wanderlust recently,…

  • May 24, 2021
The recent wine and cheese tasting is just one example of the fun, social events local residents enjoy at the Gardens at Qualicum Beach.
Some of the affidavits filed come from family members of Casa Loma and Comox Valley Seniors Village residents in Courtenay, along with other homes on Vancouver Island. The case started over care in a Chilliwack home. Black Press file photo

Seniors’ homes on Island included in class action suit

Plaintiffs applying for class certification have to amend their submissions

Some of the affidavits filed come from family members of Casa Loma and Comox Valley Seniors Village residents in Courtenay, along with other homes on Vancouver Island. The case started over care in a Chilliwack home. Black Press file photo
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)
Music, games and of course, green beer and Irish whiskey were included in the Gardens at Qualicum Beach's St. patrick's Day celebrations.

Residents salute spring with a St. Paddy’s Day ‘Cheers!’

Qualicum Beach seniors’ residence enjoys a day of good food, good music and plenty of fun

  • Mar 22, 2021
Music, games and of course, green beer and Irish whiskey were included in the Gardens at Qualicum Beach's St. patrick's Day celebrations.
Berwick’s house rules: Be safe, be kind, and rock out!

Berwick’s house rules: Be safe, be kind, and rock out!

Local retirement community gets creative during COVID-19

  • Jul 13, 2020
Berwick’s house rules: Be safe, be kind, and rock out!
Medically assisted deaths will not be allowed at the new Hamlets in Duncan, a residential care facility that is being built on the corner of Beverly Street and York Road. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

No doctor assisted death allowed at Hamlets in Duncan

Faith-based company that owns facility believes in sanctity of life

Medically assisted deaths will not be allowed at the new Hamlets in Duncan, a residential care facility that is being built on the corner of Beverly Street and York Road. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
An aerial view of Cortes Island’s Seniors Village. ( Photo/Bill Weaver)

Cortes Island affordable housing project hangs by a thread

Regional decision makers resort to COVID-19 concerns despite virtual meeting option and push hearing to September

An aerial view of Cortes Island’s Seniors Village. ( Photo/Bill Weaver)
Residents and staff at the Berwick House in Gordon Head came together to sing “This Little Light of Mine” by Harry Dixon Loes in a music video sent to their families. (Screenshot from the music video via Berwick Retirement Communities)
Residents and staff at the Berwick House in Gordon Head came together to sing “This Little Light of Mine” by Harry Dixon Loes in a music video sent to their families. (Screenshot from the music video via Berwick Retirement Communities)
Seniors at Peninsula Retirement Residence are doling out words of wisdom for younger generations as a way to keep busy and stay connected to those in their community. (Contributed photos)

PHOTOS: B.C. seniors offer advice to younger generations

Residents of Penisula Retirement Residence offer words of widsom via homemade signs

Seniors at Peninsula Retirement Residence are doling out words of wisdom for younger generations as a way to keep busy and stay connected to those in their community. (Contributed photos)
Echo Village is a seniors’ facility in Port Alberni, B.C. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Outbreak of illness in Port Alberni seniors homes not COVID-19: Island Health

Anyone tested for flu in high-risk category will now also be tested for COVID-19

Echo Village is a seniors’ facility in Port Alberni, B.C. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The Waverly Seniors Village in Chilliwack has been deemed a ‘high-risk’ facility by Fraser Health for ongoing violations of regulations and standards of practice. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

‘A horror show:’ Ex-employee shares experience at problematic Chilliwack seniors’ home

Workers are paid below industry standard at all Retirement Concepts facilities

The Waverly Seniors Village in Chilliwack has been deemed a ‘high-risk’ facility by Fraser Health for ongoing violations of regulations and standards of practice. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)