Seniors

Clubs contribute to Greater Vernon-based cycling program

Cycling Without Age gives seniors free rides, but not in 2020 due to pandemic

 

B.C. retirement home residents fight province’s visitor restrictions

Association launched to give Canada’s long-term care, senior home residents a voice

 

Living History! Born on the site decades ago, these seniors feel at home in Armstrong

The rolling hills of the north Okanagan bring inspiration and safety to retirement home residents

  • Sep 7, 2020

 

Crews restore crumbling banks at pair of Vernon retirement homes

Erosion issues at Abbeyfield House and Vernon Restholm started in spring 2017

Lumby salutes seniors and health care workers with a treat

Whitevalley Community Resource Centre teams up with United Way and Lemon Heaven to keep most vulnerable cool

Obesity in older women linked to lack of social ties, UBC study

“Clinicians could be encouraging older women patients who are non-partnered, especially widowed women, to participate in social community interventions as a way to address obesity.”

BOOMER TALK: Bureaucracy and health care

More care needed for seniors and more support for care aids

From isolation to safe socialization!

This Armstrong retirement residence is bustling with activity… two metres apart of course

  • Jul 27, 2020

COVID-19 ‘hoax call’ to B.C. long-term care home leads to arrest

Centre said it received a phone call that ‘appeared to originate from health authorities’

Canada’s proportion of COVID long-term care deaths double that of other countries: study

LTC residents made up 81 per cent of all reported COVID-19 deaths in the country

You can help prevent seniors from suffering abuse and neglect

Resources for detecting, stopping abuse highlighted on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Tips on how to protect your aging loved ones from financial abuse

About one in 10 seniors are victims of consumer fraud each year: Canadian Department of Justice

B.C. communities ready to offer help on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Elder abuse can be physical, financial, sexual or psychological

Troops could be called to testify in lawsuits against long-term care homes

Damning military reports said troops found cases of abuse and negligence in the homes

Federal aid for care home systems needed ahead of second wave, advocates say

Ontario Long Term Care Association calling for more action

Vancouver Island bride held wedding in seniors home so dying stepdad could walk her down aisle

Ceremony held amidst pandemic in order to fulfill bride’s wish to have stepdad give her away

VIDEO: Police look for suspect seen tripping elderly woman in Burnaby

The elderly woman was walking near the SkyTrain station when she was randomly tripped

Dementia intensifies loneliness and loss for seniors in pandemic, says caregiver

Seniors care expert says patience and sharing keys to helping those with dementia cope through virus

UPDATED: COVID-19 deaths climb to 16 at Lower Mainland long-term care home

A COVID-19 outbreak in the dementia unit at Langley Lodge continues to claim lives