Seniors

A White Rock senior says current government representation doesn’t go far enough when it comes to regulating rent increases at some retirement homes in B.C. Unsplash.com image

B.C. senior says more protection needed for rental rates at retirement homes in the province

Private facilities may raise rent, hospitality costs as inflation rises

 

Michael Marshall, 25, UBCO physics student living at the Vinyards. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

UBCO students rent affordable units at senior’s residence in exchange for fun

Two students in their 20s are living at the Vinyards residence for seniors

 

Fran Millar was thankful she participated in a YMCA Seniors Health Assessment and has since made the Y an important part of her recovery. (YMCA/Submitted)

Seniors can get free health check at Kelowna YMCA

Assessment available on Nov. 23 from 8a.m.-1p.m.

 

Frank Duralia, 82, waited in a hospital bed at the Boundary District Hospital in Grand Forks with a broken hip for 59 hours before an ambulance transported him to Trail for surgery. (Credit: Marion Duralia)

‘Excruciating pain’: B.C. man waited 59 hours with broken hip for ambulance transfer

Rural hospital lost its in-patient services in March due to a staffing shortage

Frank Duralia, 82, waited in a hospital bed at the Boundary District Hospital in Grand Forks with a broken hip for 59 hours before an ambulance transported him to Trail for surgery. (Credit: Marion Duralia)
Penticton Regional Hospital (File photo)
Penticton Regional Hospital (File photo)
Table tennis is one of a variety of sports that can be part of the 55+ BC Games being hosted by Salmon Arm in September 2024. (Black Press file photo)

Excitement in the air as Salmon Arm makes plans to host 2024 55+ BC Games

Hundreds of volunteers, hotel beds, RV sites and more needed for popular event

Table tennis is one of a variety of sports that can be part of the 55+ BC Games being hosted by Salmon Arm in September 2024. (Black Press file photo)
Ralph Owens and Jarvis Wice earned bronze and silver medals in table tennis at the BC 55+ Games in September 2022 while the sister-duo of Linda Brede and Cheryl Petersen took gold and silver in cribbage. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm to host 55+ BC Games in 2024

Event will take place Sept. 10 to 14

  • Nov 7, 2022
Ralph Owens and Jarvis Wice earned bronze and silver medals in table tennis at the BC 55+ Games in September 2022 while the sister-duo of Linda Brede and Cheryl Petersen took gold and silver in cribbage. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Although it may take some time to get used to your hearing aids, wearing them should never cause you pain. It’s important to take it slow when you’re adjusting to new hearing aids.

Do hearing aids hurt?

Hearing aids are highly valuable for people who have hearing loss, but…

  • Nov 7, 2022
Although it may take some time to get used to your hearing aids, wearing them should never cause you pain. It’s important to take it slow when you’re adjusting to new hearing aids.
Residents are shown at Idola Saint-Jean long-term care home in Laval, Que., February 25, 2022. In B.C., long-term care residents and their family members are being promised a stronger voice with the creation of new regional councils and a provincial committee. CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

B.C. long-term care residents, family promised greater input with new councils

Ministry of Health creating provincial committee to address concerns

Residents are shown at Idola Saint-Jean long-term care home in Laval, Que., February 25, 2022. In B.C., long-term care residents and their family members are being promised a stronger voice with the creation of new regional councils and a provincial committee. CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The Rutland Seniors Centre in Kelowna has seen a huge dip in membership over the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of rutlandseniors.com)
The Rutland Seniors Centre in Kelowna has seen a huge dip in membership over the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of rutlandseniors.com)
A bottle of Prozac is pictured at a company facility in Plainfield, Ind., Jan. 11, 2008.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darron Cummings

Seniors in long-term care 3 times more likely to receive antidepressants than others

Just over 65 per cent of seniors living in long-term care were prescribed antidepressants in 2021

A bottle of Prozac is pictured at a company facility in Plainfield, Ind., Jan. 11, 2008.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darron Cummings
Cliff Serwa with granddaughter Kelsey at the L’Alpe de Grand Blanc race at Big White Ski Resort in 2015. (BigWhite/Twitter)

Winning runs in the Serwa family as Kelowna man cycles to gold at Senior Games

Serwa will be competing in the expert, division one group in 2023

Cliff Serwa with granddaughter Kelsey at the L’Alpe de Grand Blanc race at Big White Ski Resort in 2015. (BigWhite/Twitter)
Pamela Garrity, 77, has been confined to a wheelchair since falling out of bed in late September, and relies on a Sarastand (right) to get in and out of bed, get on and off the toilet and do other things. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Chilliwack senior felt ‘absolute despair’ after Fraser Health no-show

Confined to wheelchair, woman was twice left sitting in incontinence underwear for 20-plus hours

Pamela Garrity, 77, has been confined to a wheelchair since falling out of bed in late September, and relies on a Sarastand (right) to get in and out of bed, get on and off the toilet and do other things. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
Pacific Carlton Seniors Communities in South Surrey.

Aging with purpose at Missionwood in Kelowna

Longtime resident finds ways to stay active

  • Oct 11, 2022
Pacific Carlton Seniors Communities in South Surrey.
Terry Dance-Bennink speaks to seniors during a rally in support of a senior-friendly park at the former S.J. Willis Junior High School field in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. The protesters say they are being shut out of open green space near their homes, while the city recently opened a new skateboard park for youth in the area. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

VIDEO: B.C. seniors stage protest at vacant school field, seeking fair share of park space

100 Victoria area seniors, many using walkers and scooters, point to emphasis on rec space for youth

Terry Dance-Bennink speaks to seniors during a rally in support of a senior-friendly park at the former S.J. Willis Junior High School field in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. The protesters say they are being shut out of open green space near their homes, while the city recently opened a new skateboard park for youth in the area. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Greater Victoria residents are being encouraged to reflect on how common ageism against seniors is in society ahead of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Pixabay photo)

B.C. group shines a light on ageism ahead of National Seniors Day

Oct. 1 marks the contributions seniors make and the challenges they face

Greater Victoria residents are being encouraged to reflect on how common ageism against seniors is in society ahead of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Pixabay photo)
Family confirmed that Sheri Onstein’s medevac plane was landing just before noon on Friday. (Submitted photo)

B.C. senior in serious condition finally flown out for treatment

Medevac delayed after post surgery infection

Family confirmed that Sheri Onstein’s medevac plane was landing just before noon on Friday. (Submitted photo)
Rebecca Onstein with her mom at the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace on Sept. 22. (Submitted photo)

‘No place will take her’: No help for B.C. senior in “life or limb” condition

“If they don’t get my mom out she’ll lose her leg or she will die. And that’s not fair,” says daughter

Rebecca Onstein with her mom at the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace on Sept. 22. (Submitted photo)
Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie is photographed at her office in Victoria, B.C., on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Mackenzie says British Columbia ranks last among Canada’s provinces and territories in providing key financial support for seniors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. seniors have lowest financial support in Canada, says advocate

Report covers home support, eye exams, hearing aids and monthly supplements

Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie is photographed at her office in Victoria, B.C., on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Mackenzie says British Columbia ranks last among Canada’s provinces and territories in providing key financial support for seniors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Vernon Jubilee Hospital, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon hospital, 2 other facilities

Armstrong and Vernon facilities affected

Vernon Jubilee Hospital, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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