Seniors

Fraser Health in mid-September declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House in South Surrey. (Google Streetview photo)

Extended quarantine ‘very grim’ for residents of B.C. retirement residence: daughter

Health authority procedures questioned after six-week COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House

 

The three-bedroom homes at Natura offer an abundance of natural light, forest views and plenty of living space.

Downsizing your home to upgrade your retirement life at Natura

A 3-bedroom ‘rancher in the sky’ is a great option for downsizers who want to leave the chores behind

  • Oct 25, 2021

 

Many veterans carry invisible reminders of war and Kim Galick, owner of Ears Hearing Clinic in Langley, encourages Canadians to recognize these sacrifices too.

This Nov. 11, remember the invisible sacrifices too

Hearing loss is very common among Canadian veterans, but it doesn’t have to hold you back

  • Oct 25, 2021

 

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 file photo, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Patron, leaves after attending a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of the Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey, in London. Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-lived and longest-reigning monarch. But don’t call her an oldie. The 95-year-old queen has politely declined the honor of being named “Oldie of the Year” by a British magazine. The Oldie magazine on Tuesday Oct. 19, 2021, published the queen’s response to its suggestion. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool, File)

Thanks but no: UK queen turns down “Oldie of the Year” title

Queen Elizabeth says she does not meet ‘the relevant criteria’

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 file photo, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Patron, leaves after attending a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of the Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey, in London. Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-lived and longest-reigning monarch. But don’t call her an oldie. The 95-year-old queen has politely declined the honor of being named “Oldie of the Year” by a British magazine. The Oldie magazine on Tuesday Oct. 19, 2021, published the queen’s response to its suggestion. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool, File)
A team of up to 15 volunteers assist with the shred-it event being held again this month by Langley Senior Resources Society. The centre will also be selling its Meals-to-Go. (Langley Advance Times files)

Shredding for privacy, charity

Langley Seniors Centre is hosting an upcoming shred-it event, second this year

A team of up to 15 volunteers assist with the shred-it event being held again this month by Langley Senior Resources Society. The centre will also be selling its Meals-to-Go. (Langley Advance Times files)
Wearing smiley-face masks, party guests celebrate the 111th birthday of JaHyung Lee (seated) at his Surrey-area retirement home on Sept. 23. (Photo: facebook.com/amenidahomecare)

Canada’s oldest man celebrates 111th birthday in B.C. with words of advice for party-goers

‘Exercise daily, smile often, surround yourself with good people, practice your faith,’ says JaHyung Lee

Wearing smiley-face masks, party guests celebrate the 111th birthday of JaHyung Lee (seated) at his Surrey-area retirement home on Sept. 23. (Photo: facebook.com/amenidahomecare)
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie describes the findings of her survey of long-term care and assisted living residents under pandemic restrictions, B.C. legislature, Nov. 3, 2020. (B.C. government)

Seniors advocate to release review of COVID-19 outbreaks at B.C. care facilities

368 COVID-19 outbreaks at B.C. care facilities from January 2020 to September 2021 and 1,092 deaths

B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie describes the findings of her survey of long-term care and assisted living residents under pandemic restrictions, B.C. legislature, Nov. 3, 2020. (B.C. government)
Sunridge Gardens and its staff recently earned the new seal of approval accreditation from the BCSLA. That team included (left to right) recreation manager Jennifer Wasden, general manager Shannon Saunders, BC Seniors Living Association president Lee Coonfer, and Sunridge reception’s Bernadette Villanueva and gardens maintenance technician Scott Watson. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley seniors residence first in B.C. to garner approval

Sunridge Gardens in Murrayville meets new provincial standards amid COVID

Sunridge Gardens and its staff recently earned the new seal of approval accreditation from the BCSLA. That team included (left to right) recreation manager Jennifer Wasden, general manager Shannon Saunders, BC Seniors Living Association president Lee Coonfer, and Sunridge reception’s Bernadette Villanueva and gardens maintenance technician Scott Watson. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cecelia Reekie spoke to Langley seniors about her father's experiences with residential school before a walk from the Langley Seniors Resource Centre. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley seniors mark Truth and Reconciliation Day with walk, flag raising

First event, but not last for the Langley Seniors Resource Society

Cecelia Reekie spoke to Langley seniors about her father's experiences with residential school before a walk from the Langley Seniors Resource Centre. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The Beauty Shop Dolls performed at the Langley Seniors Resource Centre on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, as part of the activities for International Day of Older Persons, a United Nations designation. It’s also known as National Seniors Day in Canada. (Langley Advance Times files)

Did someone say free pie? Langley seniors centre hosts social

Friday, Oct. 1 is National Seniors Day, and the local centre has organized a tasty gathering

The Beauty Shop Dolls performed at the Langley Seniors Resource Centre on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, as part of the activities for International Day of Older Persons, a United Nations designation. It’s also known as National Seniors Day in Canada. (Langley Advance Times files)
Adventurous senior Walter Martens took his first flying lesson as a 101st birthday present, taking off from the Langley airport on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Senior, 101, takes first flying lesson from Langley airport

It was a birthday present for ‘adventurous’ Walter Martens

Adventurous senior Walter Martens took his first flying lesson as a 101st birthday present, taking off from the Langley airport on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Three weeks into their 2021-22 winter season, Fort United’s 60-plus soccer team has two wins and one loss. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fort Langey United soccer team resumes play

So far, team of 60 and up players has two wins and one loss as winter season gets underway

Three weeks into their 2021-22 winter season, Fort United’s 60-plus soccer team has two wins and one loss. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
This combination of two undated photos released by Guinness World Records on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, show sisters Umeno Sumiyama, left, and Koume Kodama at separate nursing homes in Shodoshima island, left, and Oita prefecture, Japan. The two Japanese twin sisters have been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living identical twins, aged 107 years and 300 days as of Sept. 1, 2021, the organization said Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. (Guinness World Records via AP)

Japanese sisters certified as world’s oldest twins at 107

Pair was born on Nov. 5, 1913, and were separated after elementary school

This combination of two undated photos released by Guinness World Records on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, show sisters Umeno Sumiyama, left, and Koume Kodama at separate nursing homes in Shodoshima island, left, and Oita prefecture, Japan. The two Japanese twin sisters have been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living identical twins, aged 107 years and 300 days as of Sept. 1, 2021, the organization said Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. (Guinness World Records via AP)
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LETTER: Next federal government needs to do more for seniors

Poverty a key issue facing many older Canadians, letter writer says

  • Sep 17, 2021
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Kim Galick at Ears Hearing in Langley.

Heard it through the grapevine… good service starts with listening!

Don’t take our word for it, take a look at these customer reviews

  • Sep 13, 2021
Kim Galick at Ears Hearing in Langley.
Langley Lodge has been closed to outside visitors after a staff member was confirmed positive for COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Lodge visitation halted by new COVID case

The long-term care home has been closed to outsiders after staffer diagnosed with coronavirus

Langley Lodge has been closed to outside visitors after a staff member was confirmed positive for COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)
Christine Daum, recreation supervisor at Timms Community Centre. (File photo)
Christine Daum, recreation supervisor at Timms Community Centre. (File photo)
“Whether you use hearing aids or not, there are definitely strategies to improve your ability to hear in crowded rooms,” says Kim Galick, owner of Ears Hearing Clinic in Langley.

Indoor dining’s din: 3 tips for better hearing at restaurants

Around the family table or at a crowded restaurant, prioritize your hearing for better conversation!

  • Aug 23, 2021
“Whether you use hearing aids or not, there are definitely strategies to improve your ability to hear in crowded rooms,” says Kim Galick, owner of Ears Hearing Clinic in Langley.
Construction has already begun at 20355 54th Ave. A new eight-storey apartment building with 101 single-bedroom units will replace the Birch, a three-storey, 66-unit apartment building that was consumed by a fire in 2017, the provincial government announced Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: ‘Tallest building’ in Langley City officially under construction

New construction for seniors will replace Birch apartment that was lost in 2017 fire

Construction has already begun at 20355 54th Ave. A new eight-storey apartment building with 101 single-bedroom units will replace the Birch, a three-storey, 66-unit apartment building that was consumed by a fire in 2017, the provincial government announced Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Hedy Sutulov, seen here on Aug. 12, 2021, turned 107 on Aug. 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Feisty’ Chilliwack woman who continued to hike at age 95 celebrates 107th birthday

Hedy Sutulov hiked Mt. Cheam at age 90, lived on her own until 101, had driver’s licence until 104

Hedy Sutulov, seen here on Aug. 12, 2021, turned 107 on Aug. 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)