Seniors

A 93-year-old senior is left with nothing but bitcoin receipts after being scammed out of $15,000 in July. She’s hoping that sharing her experience will prevent others from being hurt. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Cloverdale senior hit by tag-teaming scammers, defrauding her of $15,000

93-year-old grandmother doesn’t want to see this happen to other seniors

 

The Village

Cottage-style living brings enriched experiences to people living with dementia

Langley village offers residents the freedom — and security — to explore

  • Aug 8, 2022

 

Duncan Watson learns the basics of pickleball provided by OPC Pickleball Club’s pilot program to help people with Parkinson’s disease. (Maire Watson photo)

Pickleball for Parkinson’s: B.C. club hopes program can help provide exercise for life

Parksville players learning the game in bid to add life-extending activity to their regular routine

 

South Surrey Indoor Pool will reopen Sept. 20, the City of Surrey announced Tuesday. (surrey.ca photo)

South Surrey Indoor Pool to reopen Sept. 20

Aquatic facility is the last of five indoor pools to open in the city since closing in 2020

South Surrey Indoor Pool will reopen Sept. 20, the City of Surrey announced Tuesday. (surrey.ca photo)
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B.C.’s seniors advocate urges seniors and caregivers to prepare for rising temperatures

Dual focus during high temperatures is to keep the room cool and to keep the body cool

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Louis Brier Home and Hospital is a long-term care facility in Vancouver, pictured in 2019. CEO David Keselman said guidelines need to reflect how care has become more complex since he first became a nurse roughly 30 years ago. (Photo: Google Street View).

‘We are still not prepared’: B.C. care home advocates call for action amid recommendations

Experts say it is time to re-evaluate staffing ratio guidelines in the province

Louis Brier Home and Hospital is a long-term care facility in Vancouver, pictured in 2019. CEO David Keselman said guidelines need to reflect how care has become more complex since he first became a nurse roughly 30 years ago. (Photo: Google Street View).
White Rock Kent Street Activity Centre is in need of expansion says, a committee of seniors. ( file photo)

South Surrey Seniors need more space, activities, say community members

Kent Street Activity Centre hosts activities for seniors and committee is proposing expansion

White Rock Kent Street Activity Centre is in need of expansion says, a committee of seniors. ( file photo)
Liberal MP Hedy Fry speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, on June 15, 2017. Fry introduced a private bill in late June, Bill C-295, that would amend Section 215 of the Criminal Code to specifically criminalize owners and managers of long-term care homes for failing to provide the “necessaries of life” to vulnerable adults. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ottawa exploring criminal reform as Liberal MP tables bill on long-term care neglect

Bill C-295 looks to criminalize care home owners who fail to provide residents with necessities

Liberal MP Hedy Fry speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, on June 15, 2017. Fry introduced a private bill in late June, Bill C-295, that would amend Section 215 of the Criminal Code to specifically criminalize owners and managers of long-term care homes for failing to provide the “necessaries of life” to vulnerable adults. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie held a Town Hall meeting at the Campbell River Seniors Centre Wednesday, July 6 to hear issues and concerNs from Campbell River seniors. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Majority of seniors in B.C. live independently in their own home

B.C. Seniors Advocate provides snapshot of the state of life as a senior in the province

B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie held a Town Hall meeting at the Campbell River Seniors Centre Wednesday, July 6 to hear issues and concerNs from Campbell River seniors. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Pictured during 2015, Aaron Craven (right) is with his mother, Patricia Craven (center), and his father, Donald Craven (left), who passed away in 2018. (Photo: Aaron Craven/ B.C. Alzheimer's Society).

Advocates want more consistency in B.C.’s extended care visitation policies post-pandemic

Constantly shifting rules around essential visitors hard on people’s mental health

Pictured during 2015, Aaron Craven (right) is with his mother, Patricia Craven (center), and his father, Donald Craven (left), who passed away in 2018. (Photo: Aaron Craven/ B.C. Alzheimer's Society).
During the inaugural White Rock Seniors Expo held Saturday (June 25), an RCMP member presented an information session to help seniors avoid becoming victims of scams that typically target older adults. (Contributed photo)

Inaugural White Rock Seniors Expo aimed to create community connections

150 participants, 25 vendors at Saturday event hosted by MLA Trevor Halford

During the inaugural White Rock Seniors Expo held Saturday (June 25), an RCMP member presented an information session to help seniors avoid becoming victims of scams that typically target older adults. (Contributed photo)
The Delta Community Foundation has granted Delta Gymnastics $5,000 to address a gap in funding for the Seniors Can Move program. Pictured, left to right, are Delta Community Foundation director Stephanie Gibbs, Seniors Can Move program co-ordinator Richard Woo, Delta Community Foundation grant chair Ammen Dhillon, Delta Community Foundation president Gail Martin and Delta Gymnastics coach Jennifer Watts. (Submitted photo)

Delta-based seniors agility program granted $5,000

‘Seniors Can Move’ designed to improve agility, balance, co-ordination, strength of adults 65 and over

The Delta Community Foundation has granted Delta Gymnastics $5,000 to address a gap in funding for the Seniors Can Move program. Pictured, left to right, are Delta Community Foundation director Stephanie Gibbs, Seniors Can Move program co-ordinator Richard Woo, Delta Community Foundation grant chair Ammen Dhillon, Delta Community Foundation president Gail Martin and Delta Gymnastics coach Jennifer Watts. (Submitted photo)
The Surrey Pickleball Club is set to host the Mid-Summer Slam Pickleball Tournament July 15-17. (Contributed photo)

Surrey Pickleball Club set to host Mid-Summer Slam tournament

Three-day event to be held at South Surrey Recreation Centre

The Surrey Pickleball Club is set to host the Mid-Summer Slam Pickleball Tournament July 15-17. (Contributed photo)
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A seminar aimed at helping seniors better understand cryptocurrency and avoid falling victim to scams, is set for June 22 in White Rock. (File photo/Kaitlyn Baker via Unsplash)

Cryptocurrency scams increasingly targeting South Surrey seniors

CARP of South Surrey/White Rock to host information seminar June 22

(Black Press Media File Photo/Kaitlyn Baker via Unsplash)
A seminar aimed at helping seniors better understand cryptocurrency and avoid falling victim to scams, is set for June 22 in White Rock. (File photo/Kaitlyn Baker via Unsplash)
White Rock Youth Ambassadors 2022 work in the community by providing volunteer time. From left to right: Ambassador Minsoo Oh, Principal Ambassador Adiba Chowdhury, Princess Anna Yu, Miss White Rock 2021 Emily Chen, Princess Leslie Kim and Ambassador Enoch Huang. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Youth Ambassadors begin recruitments for next term

The group dedicates volunteer time to serve the City and learn the ins-and-outs

White Rock Youth Ambassadors 2022 work in the community by providing volunteer time. From left to right: Ambassador Minsoo Oh, Principal Ambassador Adiba Chowdhury, Princess Anna Yu, Miss White Rock 2021 Emily Chen, Princess Leslie Kim and Ambassador Enoch Huang. (Contributed photo)
B.C. is investing another $12 million into the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program, and upping the weekly amount participants receive from $21 to $27. (Photo: BC Association of Farmers’ Markets)

B.C. upping access to farmers’ market coupon program with $12-million injection

Program provides low-income households, seniors, pregnant people with weekly coupons for local goods

B.C. is investing another $12 million into the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program, and upping the weekly amount participants receive from $21 to $27. (Photo: BC Association of Farmers’ Markets)
Renée Zolinski-Ward, information services technician at Surrey Libraries, gets ready to read for the Literature Club program. (Contributed photo)

Literature Club provides connection for seniors throughout Surrey

Live-reading program offers seniors chance to connect from safety of home

Renée Zolinski-Ward, information services technician at Surrey Libraries, gets ready to read for the Literature Club program. (Contributed photo)
From left: Harbans Kaur Dhanoa, Gian Kaur Badiyal and Vrajkuvar Devraj celebrated their 100th birthdays – although Badiyal was actually celebrating her 103rd – at the PICS Assisted Living Facility in Newton on Thursday, May 26, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

3 women reach ‘special milestone’ of 100 years at Surrey seniors facility

PICS Assisted Living Facility honour Harbans Kaur Dhanoa, Gian Kaur Badiyal and Vrajkuvar Devraj

From left: Harbans Kaur Dhanoa, Gian Kaur Badiyal and Vrajkuvar Devraj celebrated their 100th birthdays – although Badiyal was actually celebrating her 103rd – at the PICS Assisted Living Facility in Newton on Thursday, May 26, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
White Rock resident Gary Worters has been wondering for months why the South Surrey Indoor Pool remains closed, and he doesn’t believe a lack of lifeguards is the reason, despite that being the reason given by the City of Surrey. (Nick Greenizan photo)

South Surrey Indoor Pool’s continued closure confounds senior

‘If you’re never going to open the pool again, just say it’ says White Rock’s Gary Worters

White Rock resident Gary Worters has been wondering for months why the South Surrey Indoor Pool remains closed, and he doesn’t believe a lack of lifeguards is the reason, despite that being the reason given by the City of Surrey. (Nick Greenizan photo)
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

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)