Seniors

Christine Connon and Dave Wright will be the first couple to wed at White Rock Seniors Village, in a ceremony July 31. (Contributed photo)

B.C. seniors find love amid pandemic – ‘and I didn’t even know her name’

Christine Connon and Dave Wright’s wedding will be the first at White Rock Seniors Village

 

Langley resident John Swityk of the Regina Rifles listens, as French consul-general Jean-Christophe Fleury thanks him for freeing his country. In 2015, Swityk was presented with the French Legion of Honour award, that country’s highest award, as part of a decision by the French government to honour all living Canadian soldiers who fought during D-Day to help liberate France and defeat Nazi Germany. (Langley Advance Times file)

One of Langley’s last surviving Second World War veterans is turning 100

One of the first soldiers to land on Juno Beach on D-Day, John Swityk insists he’s not a hero

 

Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Thursday, June 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

One-time payments to seniors over 75 likely to also go to the dead

Government wouldn’t seek to recoup the deposits made to the deceased, documents say

 

Doris Gage (left) poses with her grandson Nash and her granddaughter Meghan Mitchell on April 1, 2021, when restrictions were lifted to allow in-suite visits. (Contributed photo)

COVID-19 restrictions lifting at B.C. seniors home ‘absolutely’ a big deal

Doris Gage, 95, is set to celebrate her great-grandson’s 1st birthday July 24

Doris Gage (left) poses with her grandson Nash and her granddaughter Meghan Mitchell on April 1, 2021, when restrictions were lifted to allow in-suite visits. (Contributed photo)
The club includes (left to right) Gwendoline “Peg” Grant, Anna “Marge” Britton, Ethel Paterson, and Noel Butcher, Agnes Thompson, and Murial Morgan. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Youngsters need not apply for this Langley club

Membership in this Magnolia Gardens 100-plus group is based on residency and date of birth only

The club includes (left to right) Gwendoline “Peg” Grant, Anna “Marge” Britton, Ethel Paterson, and Noel Butcher, Agnes Thompson, and Murial Morgan. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Music and conversation have different frequencies and volumes, but Kim Galick, owner of Ears Hearing Clinic in Langley, can make sure your hearing aids are optimized for your needs.

Concerts are coming back… prepare your ears to hear the music!

How hearing aids absorb and project sound to help you hear what’s most important

  • Jul 19, 2021
Music and conversation have different frequencies and volumes, but Kim Galick, owner of Ears Hearing Clinic in Langley, can make sure your hearing aids are optimized for your needs.
Anthony Kupferschmidt will assume the position of executive director of Langley Senior Resources Society, effective August 23. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

New Langley Seniors Resource Society executive director named

A ‘meet and greet’ with members is set for Aug. 18.

Anthony Kupferschmidt will assume the position of executive director of Langley Senior Resources Society, effective August 23. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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)
Nathaniel Senff demonstrated proper stirring technique at a beer making demonstration for senior residents of Avalon Gardens in Murrayville on Saturday, July 11. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A lesson in the art of beer making for some Langley seniors

People have been making homemade brew for centuries, instructor says

Nathaniel Senff demonstrated proper stirring technique at a beer making demonstration for senior residents of Avalon Gardens in Murrayville on Saturday, July 11. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Grant Davey’s mother waited 15 hours for an ambulance that never arrived. (The News/files)

Senior waits 15 hours with broken hip for ambulance that never came

Grant Davey’s mother eventually tranported to hospital in a van – premier and health minister told

Grant Davey’s mother waited 15 hours for an ambulance that never arrived. (The News/files)
Normally, Langley’s John Kromhoff doesn’t do sweets, but for his 100h birthday on June 24, he made an exception. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

When you turn 100, you can eat all the sweets you want

Langley’s John Kromhoff celebrated milestone birthday with the help of 1,600 strangers who sent cards

Normally, Langley’s John Kromhoff doesn’t do sweets, but for his 100h birthday on June 24, he made an exception. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Gladys Bower, 94 dropped by the Langley seniors centre for a pre-Canada Day celebration at the Langley Senior Resources Society centre with with daughter Susan McLeod and Harvey Funk. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A drive-through Canada Day, a day early, at Langley seniors centre

Free cupcakes and hearing aid battery checks offered at Langley Senior Resources Society centre

Gladys Bower, 94 dropped by the Langley seniors centre for a pre-Canada Day celebration at the Langley Senior Resources Society centre with with daughter Susan McLeod and Harvey Funk. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
After a dozen years at the helm of Langley Lodge care home, Debra Hauptman is retiring. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Lodge leader: ‘Wow, what a journey’

New CEO Aly Devji replaces retiring Debra Hauptman

After a dozen years at the helm of Langley Lodge care home, Debra Hauptman is retiring. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley RCMP were called to eight sudden deaths on Monday and one on the weekend as temperatures rose. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley RCMP were called to eight sudden deaths on Monday and one on the weekend as temperatures rose. (Langley Advance Times files)
Hiring a home care nurse isn’t a defeat; it’s an act of love that enables both you and your parent to live richer lives.To book your free caring consult, call the local care team 24/7 at 778-600-0680. Learn more at nursenextdoor.com.

Delaying in-home care can make for an abrupt transition

Recognize your loved one’s needs early, and you can extend your quality time together

  • Jun 28, 2021
Hiring a home care nurse isn’t a defeat; it’s an act of love that enables both you and your parent to live richer lives.To book your free caring consult, call the local care team 24/7 at 778-600-0680. Learn more at nursenextdoor.com.
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
Langley Senior Resources Society hosted a Father's Day drive-thru on June 20, 2021. They invited seniors to bring out their vintage cars. (LSRS/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Senior Resources Society hosted a Father's Day drive-thru on June 20, 2021. They invited seniors to bring out their vintage cars. (LSRS/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Phones are an easy-to-use way for seniors to connect during the pandemic, said Smitty Miller, coordinator of the new Seniors Centre Without Walls (SCWW) phone outreach. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Connecting by telephone; new Langley program combats isolation for seniors

‘It could not be simpler’ to use, coordinator says

Phones are an easy-to-use way for seniors to connect during the pandemic, said Smitty Miller, coordinator of the new Seniors Centre Without Walls (SCWW) phone outreach. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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
Barbara Vollet is very happy with the hearing aids she purchased from Kim Galick at Ears Hearing Clinic in Langley.

‘The world is naturally a noisy place, and I am blessed to be a part of it now’

Barbara Vollet likes to hear it all, and a Langley specialist helped her turn up the volume

  • Jun 21, 2021
Barbara Vollet is very happy with the hearing aids she purchased from Kim Galick at Ears Hearing Clinic in Langley.