Seniors

Penticton resident Barb Jensen signed copies of her new book on Tuesday, May 24, a story first published in March. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Penticton senior shares story of grief and understanding in new book

Alzheimer’s Wife was published in March

 

Kelowna General Hospital. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

COVID and more outbreaks at Vernon care facilities, Kelowna hospital

3 long-term care homes, plus KGH, dealing with at least one illness

 

The interior of Ucluelet resident Katharine Fleming’s van was demolished on Friday morning when a bear became trapped inside and desperately tried to break its way out. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Bear destroys Vancouver Island van after getting trapped inside

RCMP officer frees black bear, but not before it obliterates the vehicle’s interior

 

Residents are shown at Idola Saint-Jean long-term care home in Laval, Que., Friday, February 25, 2022. The latest census release on aging marks another milestone on the slow march to what experts warn will be a crisis in care for Canada’s elders. CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

2021 census shows number of seniors over 85 expected to triple in next 25 years

Last year the oldest baby boomers turned 76, and most probably live independently

Residents are shown at Idola Saint-Jean long-term care home in Laval, Que., Friday, February 25, 2022. The latest census release on aging marks another milestone on the slow march to what experts warn will be a crisis in care for Canada’s elders. CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Grannies à Gogo Car Wash Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 29th Street Autoplex, behind sponsor Watkin Motors. All proceeds go directly to South African ‘Gogos’ (Zulu for ‘Grandmothers’) who are caring for their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren. These energetic women will carefully hand wash the vehicles at two separate stations for $15/car. A table of Grannies’ handicrafts, baking and preserves will be set up for customers to peruse while their cars are being cleaned. Browsers are welcome. (Grannies à Gogo photo)
Grannies à Gogo Car Wash Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 29th Street Autoplex, behind sponsor Watkin Motors. All proceeds go directly to South African ‘Gogos’ (Zulu for ‘Grandmothers’) who are caring for their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren. These energetic women will carefully hand wash the vehicles at two separate stations for $15/car. A table of Grannies’ handicrafts, baking and preserves will be set up for customers to peruse while their cars are being cleaned. Browsers are welcome. (Grannies à Gogo photo)
While on his daily morning coffee run, Saanich resident Robert Davies, 90, found a large sum of cash and reported it to the police, who were able to reunite the person with their lost money. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

B.C. senior discovers $1,600, ‘does the right thing’ by alerting police

Robert Davies finds cash on morning coffee run; police reunite money with owner

While on his daily morning coffee run, Saanich resident Robert Davies, 90, found a large sum of cash and reported it to the police, who were able to reunite the person with their lost money. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Monashee Mews in Lumby. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

COVID-19 outbreaks at two North Okanagan care homes

Enderby and Lumby senior/complex care facilities only 2 in Interior Health

Monashee Mews in Lumby. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The University of British Columbia Okanagan has a full calendar of events scheduled for the month of March 2022, which is Embrace Aging Month. (Submitted photo)

Full calendar of events at UBC Okanagan for Embrace Aging Month

One key event, a webinar hosted by acclaimed health reporter André Picard, takes place March 14

The University of British Columbia Okanagan has a full calendar of events scheduled for the month of March 2022, which is Embrace Aging Month. (Submitted photo)
Ken Dimond and his grandson, Eric Staal, share a moment during Ken’s 105th birthday party. Photo by Terry Farrell

The secret to a long life? “Wake up every morning!,” says B.C. man on 105th birthday

Ken Dimond celebrates 105th birthday in Courtenay with friends and family

Ken Dimond and his grandson, Eric Staal, share a moment during Ken’s 105th birthday party. Photo by Terry Farrell
Providing day-to-day support for a loved one can take a toll on the caregiver. Photo: Unsplash.com

Who cares for the caregiver? A B.C. senior’s struggle to care for her husband

Elder abuse and caregiver self-neglect are more common than you think: Seniors Advocate

Providing day-to-day support for a loved one can take a toll on the caregiver. Photo: Unsplash.com
The Vernon and Area Senior Slo-Pitch Tuesday and Thursday Morning League is looking for new players, women and men, and no experience is necessary. (Photo submitted)

Senior softball players sought for Vernon league

Vernon and Area Senior Slo-Pitch League looking for women players 45 and up, men 50 and up, of all levels

The Vernon and Area Senior Slo-Pitch Tuesday and Thursday Morning League is looking for new players, women and men, and no experience is necessary. (Photo submitted)
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)
Allan and Michaela Husband are new residents at Heaton Place Retirement Community in Armstrong. (Submitted photo)

New Armstrong retirement home residents share their life’s journey

From Victoria to Afghanistan, Allan and Michaela Husband’s love has taken them around the world

  • Feb 17, 2022
Allan and Michaela Husband are new residents at Heaton Place Retirement Community in Armstrong. (Submitted photo)
People are shown inside Maison Herron, a long-term care home in the Montreal suburb of Dorval, Que., on Saturday, April 11, 2020. An advocate for seniors in British Columbia says a rise in volunteer services supporting the elderly has been one of the “brightest lights” throughout the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Volunteers who supported seniors a lasting legacy of pandemic: B.C. seniors advocate

Isobel Mackenzie says nearly 26,000 seniors benefited from the generosity of over 13,000 volunteers

People are shown inside Maison Herron, a long-term care home in the Montreal suburb of Dorval, Que., on Saturday, April 11, 2020. An advocate for seniors in British Columbia says a rise in volunteer services supporting the elderly has been one of the “brightest lights” throughout the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Lynn Fanelli and husband Paul.

Lack of heat in husband’s care home has Kelowna woman demanding provincial action

‘I want full disclosure for those who have a vested interest in the healthcare of family members’

Lynn Fanelli and husband Paul.
Vernon's Noric House long-term care facility is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

COVID-19 outbreak at third Vernon care home

Noric House, Hamlets and Heritage Square health facilities have cases

Vernon's Noric House long-term care facility is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
(Village at Smith Creek)

More than 40 cases of COVID-19 at West Kelowna senior care home

Four care homes are reporting COVID-19 outbreaks in the Kelowna area

(Village at Smith Creek)
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.
A health-care worker looks out of a window at Maison Herron, a long-term care home in the Montreal suburb of Dorval, on Saturday, April 11, 2020. The physical and mental health impacts of isolation periods are high for seniors living in care facilities.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Advocates say lengthy COVID isolation for seniors in care may do more harm than good

Authorities asked to reconsider guidelines as to when residents must isolate

A health-care worker looks out of a window at Maison Herron, a long-term care home in the Montreal suburb of Dorval, on Saturday, April 11, 2020. The physical and mental health impacts of isolation periods are high for seniors living in care facilities.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
(Submitted photo)

Vernon Seniors Branch celebrates 65th anniversary

Vernon Seniors Branch No. 6 works to protect and preserve the rights of seniors

(Submitted photo)