Seniors

Blackwood Apartment Village, located in White Rock, has been without heat since Dec. 1. While a Porte Communities representative says it’s actively working to resolve the issue, residents still have no heat and several unanswered questions. (File photo)

Blackwood Village residents living without heat since Dec. 1

Twice in three years, White Rock apartment building cold in December for several days

 

Claire of Burnaby took part in the survey conducted by the Office of the Seniors’ Advocate in 2016-17. She found the experience very rewarding, as she connected with Cantonese-speaking seniors in their own language. (Special to The Star)

Asking long-term care residents their views

Comprehensive survey from Seniors’ Advocate seeks volunteers to connect with residents

  • Dec 5, 2022

 

FILE - Jamie Lee Curtis appears at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2022. Curtis is this year’s recipient of AARP The Magazine’s Movies for Grownups Awards career achievement honor. The group announced Thursday that Curtis is receiving the honor at the AARP’s annual Best Movies and TV for Grownups ceremony. The event is hosted by returning host Alan Cumming and is premiering on PBS on Feb. 17, 2023, at 9 p.m. E.T. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Jamie Lee Curtis to receive award for overcoming ageism in entertainment

‘Curtis’ longstanding, ever-increasing career shatters Hollywood’s outmoded stereotypes about aging’

 

Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS SCENE: Kent Street Choristers present It’s Christmas – Ready or Not!

Concert is Dec. 10, 2 p.m. at Kent Street Centre

  • Dec 1, 2022
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PENINSULA Zoomer: What is the big deal with the number 12

A dozen examples can be found of the number 12 popping up in our day-to-day lives

  • Nov 24, 2022
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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

White Rock senior says more protection needed for rental rates at retirement homes in B.C.

Private facilities may raise rent, hospitality costs as inflation rises

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
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

Michael Marshall, 25, UBCO physics student living at the Vinyards. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
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SENIORS SCENE: Christmas events ramping up at Kent Street Centre

Mistletoe lunch, readers’ theatre staging of Scrooge happening in the coming weeks

  • Nov 17, 2022
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The City of Surrey has won a bid to host 55+ BC Games in 2027. Photo submitted by City of Surrey

BC Senior Games coming back to Surrey in 2027

Celebrating seniors: 55+ BC Games coming in 2027

The City of Surrey has won a bid to host 55+ BC Games in 2027. Photo submitted by City of Surrey
Scotia Wealth Management Senior Wealth Advisor, Dave Lee, offers Total Wealth Planning in White Rock. To book an appointment, call 604.535.4743 or email dave.lee@scotiawealth.com.
Scotia Wealth Management Senior Wealth Advisor, Dave Lee, offers Total Wealth Planning in White Rock. To book an appointment, call 604.535.4743 or email dave.lee@scotiawealth.com.

The ABCs of investment accounts: Spousal RRSPs can balance tax burden

Over the last few months, White Rock Senior Wealth Advisor Dave Lee…

  • Nov 14, 2022
Scotia Wealth Management Senior Wealth Advisor, Dave Lee, offers Total Wealth Planning in White Rock. To book an appointment, call 604.535.4743 or email dave.lee@scotiawealth.com.
Scotia Wealth Management Senior Wealth Advisor, Dave Lee, offers Total Wealth Planning in White Rock. To book an appointment, call 604.535.4743 or email dave.lee@scotiawealth.com.
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)
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
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SENIORS SCENE: Dancing, singing and a Christmas shopping excursion on Kent Street agenda

The Kent Street Activity Centre is looking for a cook for its…

  • Nov 3, 2022
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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
Scotia Wealth Management Senior Wealth Advisor, Dave Lee, offers Total Wealth Planning in White Rock. To book an appointment, call 604.535.4743 or email dave.lee@scotiawealth.com.

The ABCs of investment accounts: Finding flexibility in locked-in retirement accounts

Last month, White Rock Senior Wealth Advisor Dave Lee shared some things…

  • Oct 17, 2022
Scotia Wealth Management Senior Wealth Advisor, Dave Lee, offers Total Wealth Planning in White Rock. To book an appointment, call 604.535.4743 or email dave.lee@scotiawealth.com.
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SENIORS SCENE: Join a local excursion or get help planning your next travel adventure

Stitch and chat, live music and more offered at Kent Street Centre

  • Oct 13, 2022
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LETTER: Credit card fraud took ‘belligerence’ to correct

Maybe it’s time to follow grandma’s lead and hide money under the bed, writes senior

  • Oct 13, 2022
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BC Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie will discuss affordability challenges and other current seniors’ issues at the Annual General Meeting of Third Age Learning at Kwantlen on Oct. 24. (Unsplash.com)

B.C. Seniors Advocate to speak at Oct. 24 TALK event in Richmond

B.C. seniors receive lowest government support in Canada

  • Oct 12, 2022
BC Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie will discuss affordability challenges and other current seniors’ issues at the Annual General Meeting of Third Age Learning at Kwantlen on Oct. 24. (Unsplash.com)
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)