Seniors

The Challenge Cup that pits the ladies versus the men in over-65 action takes place at the Parksville Community Park diamond on July 28.
The Challenge Cup that pits the ladies versus the men in over-65 action takes place at the Parksville Community Park diamond on July 28.
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

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)
John Hillman, 102, marks down the last lap for the day hitting 80 on July 6. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
John Hillman, 102, marks down the last lap for the day hitting 80 on July 6. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Berwick Parksville is partnering with the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC)! Together they will put on a version of Art in the Park to get seniors in the community back outside and enjoying life.

Parksville’s calendar is filling up, and this local business is helping make it happen

Yoga on the Beach, Art in the Park… this summer’s fun gets a Berwick boost!

  • Jul 5, 2021
Berwick Parksville is partnering with the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC)! Together they will put on a version of Art in the Park to get seniors in the community back outside and enjoying life.
At Berwick Parksville you’ll always have friends to keep you company. With meals and housekeeping taken care of, you’ll have more time and energy for the fun things in life! (Photo: Joshua Lawrence Studios Inc)

3 Reasons to move out of the house… and into a vibrant community!

In this retirement community you’ll have more time and energy for the fun stuff

  • Jun 28, 2021
At Berwick Parksville you’ll always have friends to keep you company. With meals and housekeeping taken care of, you’ll have more time and energy for the fun things in life! (Photo: Joshua Lawrence Studios Inc)
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
Last week, residents at The Gardens enjoyed an afternoon filled with delicious treats, the lovely sounds of a new volunteer playing entertaining music on the baby grand piano … and tea, of course!

Tea time at the Gardens

Qualicum residents enjoy a scrumptious tea menu, delightful music and good conversation

  • Jun 21, 2021
Last week, residents at The Gardens enjoyed an afternoon filled with delicious treats, the lovely sounds of a new volunteer playing entertaining music on the baby grand piano … and tea, of course!
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
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Qualicum Beach resident calls driving exams for seniors aged 80 and up ‘unfair’

Protest being planned for when COVID-19 pandemic restrictions lifted

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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.
Berwick Parksville

3 Ways this seniors’ residence builds community

Fostering connections across town, in the neighbourhood and right next door!

  • May 10, 2021
Berwick Parksville
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)
Ed Fergusson competes in the clean and jerk event at the virtual 2021 BC Masters Weightlifting Championships. (Submitted photo)
Ed Fergusson competes in the clean and jerk event at the virtual 2021 BC Masters Weightlifting Championships. (Submitted photo)
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)
Berwick Parksville will include pickleball courts and other outdoor spaces for active seniors. Register now to move in next spring! (Photo: Joshua Lawrence Studios Inc)

Hear what these seniors have to say about resort-style living in a Berwick Retirement Community

The freedom to come and go, the security of knowing care is nearby

  • Apr 5, 2021
Berwick Parksville will include pickleball courts and other outdoor spaces for active seniors. Register now to move in next spring! (Photo: Joshua Lawrence Studios Inc)
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)