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

 

Cards from youth all over Canada have made their way to a care home in Fort Langley – among others across the country – intended to lift the spirits of seniors feeling isolated. (Sending Sunshine/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Sending sunshine to seniors, one card at a time

Started by foursome in Ontario, this program is gaining momentum – reaching elderly in Fort Langley

  • Aug 5, 2022
Cards from youth all over Canada have made their way to a care home in Fort Langley – among others across the country – intended to lift the spirits of seniors feeling isolated. (Sending Sunshine/Special to Langley Advance Times)
For a free hearing consultation and more care tips, call Kim Galick at Ears Hearing Clinic , 604-427-2828 or email info@earslangley.com . Find Ears Hearing at Unit C 20568 56 Ave. in Langley, online at earslangley.com and on Facebook .

Care tips for your hearing aids this summer

Avoid moisture, clean hearing aids regularly, and make the most of summer!

  • Jul 25, 2022
For a free hearing consultation and more care tips, call Kim Galick at Ears Hearing Clinic , 604-427-2828 or email info@earslangley.com . Find Ears Hearing at Unit C 20568 56 Ave. in Langley, online at earslangley.com and on Facebook .
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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).
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
Country Cuties Line Dance Team was among the entertainers who performed for Langley Lodge residents and their families during a garden party Saturday, July 9. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley Lodge turns page on its past, looks to the future

Langley City seniors care home hosts western-themed garden party – first public event since COVID

Country Cuties Line Dance Team was among the entertainers who performed for Langley Lodge residents and their families during a garden party Saturday, July 9. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Meals on Wheels executive director Shannon Woykin is excited to roll out a new initiative aimed at helping Aldergrove/Langley seniors learn to navigate the online world, a need she said became glaringly obvious with the onset of COVID. (Black Press Media files)

Free computer training and tools come to local seniors

Langley Meals on Wheels garners grant to help outfit low-income elders with skills to get online

  • Jul 15, 2022
Langley Meals on Wheels executive director Shannon Woykin is excited to roll out a new initiative aimed at helping Aldergrove/Langley seniors learn to navigate the online world, a need she said became glaringly obvious with the onset of COVID. (Black Press Media files)
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).
Linda Annis is executive director of Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers. (Malin Jordan/Black Press Media)

Elder abuse can be reported through Crime Stoppers

Older people can be subjected to various kinds of abuse, including physical, emotional and financial

Linda Annis is executive director of Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers. (Malin Jordan/Black Press Media)
At Ears Hearing Clinic in Langley, Kim Galick has provided exceptional, personalized service for over 25 years

How to improve your hearing

Practice may make it easier for your brain to identify speech and other sounds you want to hear

  • Jun 20, 2022
At Ears Hearing Clinic in Langley, Kim Galick has provided exceptional, personalized service for over 25 years
Howard Gay was bored after he retired from the City of Surrey and moved to Langley. So he started volunteering as a driver, taking other seniors to medical appointments and pickup their groceries. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Doing something different: why some seniors volunteer after retirement

A great way to fight boredom and make a contribution, they say

Howard Gay was bored after he retired from the City of Surrey and moved to Langley. So he started volunteering as a driver, taking other seniors to medical appointments and pickup their groceries. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Members of the Aldergrove Old Age Pension Organization and Aldergrove Arts Council showed off the new building signage on Aldergrove’s Heritage Hall. (Special to Black Press Media)

New name for Aldergrove’s OAP hall

Heritage Hall retains that Aldergrove community spirit: organizers

  • Jun 18, 2022
Members of the Aldergrove Old Age Pension Organization and Aldergrove Arts Council showed off the new building signage on Aldergrove’s Heritage Hall. (Special to Black Press Media)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry received her seasonal influenza vaccine last fall. (Black Press Media files)

REMINDER: Don’t forget inoculations other than COVID

Vaccination coverage rate among seniors below national goal of 80 per cent

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry received her seasonal influenza vaccine last fall. (Black Press Media files)
Some of Avalon Garden residents and local students worked together to make hearts for their Hearts for Humanity fundraiser. (Lauren Ang, Avalon Gardens/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Seniors’ Hearts for Humanity fundraiser almost halfway to $10K goal

Blue and yellow cardboard hearts and friendship bracelets raising money for Ukraine relief efforts

Some of Avalon Garden residents and local students worked together to make hearts for their Hearts for Humanity fundraiser. (Lauren Ang, Avalon Gardens/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A number of seniors worked with students from Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary to create an art exhibit currently on display at Langley City. Last week’s unveiling included a traditional Aboriginal blanketing ceremony. (Joanne Abshire/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Connecting generations

Langley seniors and student collaborate to create new art exhibit

  • Jun 14, 2022
A number of seniors worked with students from Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary to create an art exhibit currently on display at Langley City. Last week’s unveiling included a traditional Aboriginal blanketing ceremony. (Joanne Abshire/Special to Langley Advance Times)
HandyDART must grow to meet increasing demand, union local president says. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: TransLink mayors and board shortchanging HandyDART, union says

Local president has concerns about electrification, increased demand, and privatization

  • Jun 13, 2022
HandyDART must grow to meet increasing demand, union local president says. (Black Press Media files)