seniors housing

Anita Courtney, VRS Seniors Community resident.

Finding home – My Experience Joining a VRS Seniors Community

By Anita Courtney, a resident of VRS Seniors Communities (which owns and…

  • May 9, 2022

 

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

 

A GI outbreak is being monitored at the Lake Country Lodge and Manor. (Google image)

Illness outbreak hits Lake Country retirement home

Interior Health reports gastrointestinal illness at care community

 

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

Scales of justice (file photo)
B.C. Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie (File photo)

Seniors advocate plans to speak with IH about heating issue at Kelowna care home

Lake Country woman says her husband’s room has been without proper heat since late December

B.C. Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie (File photo)
Interior Health has officially delcared a COVID-19 outbreak at Creekside Landing in Vernon, with two residents and two staff testing positive. (Kaigo photo)

Vernon care home added to list of COVID-19 outbreaks

Creekside Landing is the latest reported by Interior Health

Interior Health has officially delcared a COVID-19 outbreak at Creekside Landing in Vernon, with two residents and two staff testing positive. (Kaigo photo)
Monashee Mews in Lumby. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

COVID-19 outbreak at Lumby seniors’ home

Monashee Mews care facility outbreak on 2nd floor

Monashee Mews in Lumby. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Regency Retirement Resorts focus on enrichment and socialization, with extensive amenities including fitness studios, wood-working shops, pools, a full-size movie theatre, a billiard parlour and more.

Cruise ship living… without getting seasick!

Regency Retirement Resorts believes where you live can have a big impact on health and happiness

  • Jan 24, 2022
Regency Retirement Resorts focus on enrichment and socialization, with extensive amenities including fitness studios, wood-working shops, pools, a full-size movie theatre, a billiard parlour and more.
Lakeshore retirement resort is one of eight residences purchased by Quebec-based Cogir Real Estate. (Cogir Real Estate)

Quebec real estate firm invests in 8 Kelowna retirement resorts

Cogir Real Estate purchases eight independent residences in the city

Lakeshore retirement resort is one of eight residences purchased by Quebec-based Cogir Real Estate. (Cogir Real Estate)
Heaton Place seniors enjoyed an array of activities in 20201. (Carrie O’Neill photo)

Armstrong seniors see through challenges of 2021

Heaton Place Retirement Residence celebrates adversity of staff and residents

Heaton Place seniors enjoyed an array of activities in 20201. (Carrie O’Neill photo)
Traicie-Lynn Sardina

A respite rescue at VRS Communities

By Tracie-Lynn Sardinah, respite resident at VRS Communities, owner and operator of…

  • Oct 18, 2021
Traicie-Lynn Sardina
Happy senior citizens in the autumn forest. family, age, season and people concept - happy senior couple walking over autumn trees background.

Five signs you’re ready to look for a retirement community

By Andrew Trinder, Director of Operations, VRS Communities Seniors Living, Silver Springs…

  • Sep 8, 2021
Happy senior citizens in the autumn forest. family, age, season and people concept - happy senior couple walking over autumn trees background.
Ken Fraser, Executive Director of VRS Communities Senior Living

A New Model for Seniors Housing in BC

By Ken Fraser, Executive Director of VRS Communities Seniors Living, including Silver…

  • Aug 16, 2021
Ken Fraser, Executive Director of VRS Communities Senior Living
Summerwood is the seventh and newest Resort for Regency Retirement Resorts, which cater to perky seniors who wish to remain engaged and active in their retirement.

Rejuvenation at Regency

Life at Regency Retirement Resorts is designed to be enjoyable, enriched and…

  • Aug 16, 2021
Summerwood is the seventh and newest Resort for Regency Retirement Resorts, which cater to perky seniors who wish to remain engaged and active in their retirement.
Vernon Restholm residents were evacuated briefly Tuesday afternoon for reports of smoke, but were quickly allowed back in and out of the 46 degree Celsius heat. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

‘Smoke’ evacuates Vernon seniors’ home

Fire extinguisher used and discharge may have been mistaken as smoke by others

Vernon Restholm residents were evacuated briefly Tuesday afternoon for reports of smoke, but were quickly allowed back in and out of the 46 degree Celsius heat. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)

Interior B.C. care homes awarded national grant

The funding will support the Interior’s 70 care homes, helping to strengthen future pandemic response

Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)
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 rainbow shining on Kelowna General Hospital on May 12, 2020 International Nurses Day. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)

New COVID cases trending down in Interior Health

24 new cases reported Thursday, Feb. 25, death at Kelowna General Hospital

A rainbow shining on Kelowna General Hospital on May 12, 2020 International Nurses Day. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)
The outbreak at Heritage Square has been declared over, effective Feb. 16, 2021 following 70 cases including nine deaths since the outbreak was declared Dec. 27, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon’s first COVID care home outbreak over

47 residents and 23 staff contracted the virus, nine died since Dec. 27

The outbreak at Heritage Square has been declared over, effective Feb. 16, 2021 following 70 cases including nine deaths since the outbreak was declared Dec. 27, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Interior Health has confirmed a case of COVID-19 at Vernon’s Chartwell Carrington Place Retirement Residence on 23rd Street. (Chartwell photo)

Vernon retirement residence hit with COVID case

Interior Health says one resident tested positive

Interior Health has confirmed a case of COVID-19 at Vernon’s Chartwell Carrington Place Retirement Residence on 23rd Street. (Chartwell photo)