Seniors

When his owner had knee surgery, Kevin, 2, was able to continue to go for walks thanks to volunteers from Elder Dog Canada. (Contributed photo)

White Rock woman among dozens in Lower Mainland to benefit from Elder Dog program

Dog-care organization has a fleet of volunteer walkers ready, but requires more clients to serve

 

Ella Lee started a pen-pal program between children and seniors. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey teen starts pen-pal program between seniors and children

Ella Lee said program teaches importance of inter-generational connectedness

 

New South Surrey-developed app makes connecting to entertainment and service providers much easier for seniors. (file photo)

South Surrey residents’ user-friendly app makes connectivity easier for seniors

Stayhome–Living simplifies accessing a wide range of entertainment and services

 

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Seniors asked to go to main Delta Police locations for ‘proof of life’ sign-offs

All DPD district community police offices remain closed as COVID-19 precaution

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SENIORS SCENE: Volunteers team up to deliver meals to seniors

Low-cost frozen meals through frozen food offered weekly

  • Feb 11, 2021
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Retired nurse Donna Lessard is shown in a recent handout photo provided by Lessard. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Donna Lessard MANDATORY CREDIT
Retired nurse Donna Lessard is shown in a recent handout photo provided by Lessard. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Donna Lessard MANDATORY CREDIT
Oneness Gogos celebrated 10 years of work on the Semiahmoo Peninsula in 2018. (File photo)

Semiahmoo Peninsula grandmothers encourage acts of kindness

Oneness Gogos to deliver warm clothing, supplies to extreme-weather shelter

Oneness Gogos celebrated 10 years of work on the Semiahmoo Peninsula in 2018. (File photo)
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PENINSULA ZOOMERS: Share your love story during Valentine’s Zoom event

CARP virtual poetry and prose reading happens Feb. 16

  • Feb 4, 2021
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Jennifer Utendale drops off one of the handmade Christmas cards that were ultimately delivered to seniors at Westminster House retirement residence. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Self Advocates of Semiahmoo sending seniors some Valentine’s Day love

SAS card-making initiative follows similar efforts at Christmas and last summer

Jennifer Utendale drops off one of the handmade Christmas cards that were ultimately delivered to seniors at Westminster House retirement residence. (Contributed photo)
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SENIORS SCENE: Stay active during the winter months

City of White Rock has plenty of indoor and virtual activities available

  • Jan 28, 2021
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Dial-in phone program keeps Surrey-area seniors connected

Seniors’ Centre Without Walls has February calendar filled with events

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Students at Creekside Elementary in Surrey wrote letters to seniors over the holidays, and are planning to write more for Valentine’s Day and Family Day. (Photo: surreyschools.ca)

Surrey elementary students connect with seniors through letter writing

Creekside students planning to send more cards for Valentine’s Day

Students at Creekside Elementary in Surrey wrote letters to seniors over the holidays, and are planning to write more for Valentine’s Day and Family Day. (Photo: surreyschools.ca)
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Surrey seniors learn computer basics in free, five-week class held online

iPads are available for loan during Seniors Engagement Through Technology sessions

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SENIORS SCENE: Zoom classes aim to help seniors improve health and wellness

Three-workshop program begins Jan. 29

  • Jan 20, 2021
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JaHyung Lee, “Canada’s oldest senior” at 110 years old, received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. He lives at Amenida Seniors Community in Newton. (Submitted photo: Amenida Seniors Community)

Rapid COVID tests in long-term care key during vaccine rollout: B.C. care providers

‘Getting kits into the hands of care providers should be a top priority,’ says former Health Minister

JaHyung Lee, “Canada’s oldest senior” at 110 years old, received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. He lives at Amenida Seniors Community in Newton. (Submitted photo: Amenida Seniors Community)
People wait to be screened before entering Little Mountain Place, a long-term care home that has had 41 residents die since a COVID-19 outbreak was declared at the facility in November in Vancouver on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Staff in long-term care homes across Canada are struggling to isolate elderly residents with dementia during COVID-19 outbreaks, accelerating the deadly spread of the virus, experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Care home staff struggle to isolate dementia patients during outbreaks: experts

The novel coronavirus has taken a lethal toll on Canadians living in long-term care homes

People wait to be screened before entering Little Mountain Place, a long-term care home that has had 41 residents die since a COVID-19 outbreak was declared at the facility in November in Vancouver on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Staff in long-term care homes across Canada are struggling to isolate elderly residents with dementia during COVID-19 outbreaks, accelerating the deadly spread of the virus, experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
JaHyung Lee, “Canada’s oldest senior” at 110 years old, received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. He lives at Amenida Seniors Community in Newton. (Submitted photo: Amenida Seniors Community)

One of Canada’s oldest seniors, at 110 years old, gets COVID-19 vaccine at Surrey care home

JaHyung Lee, 110, is a resident at Amenida Seniors Community

JaHyung Lee, “Canada’s oldest senior” at 110 years old, received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. He lives at Amenida Seniors Community in Newton. (Submitted photo: Amenida Seniors Community)
JaHyung Lee, “Canada’s oldest senior” at 110 years old, received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. He lives at Amenida Seniors Community in Newton. (Submitted photo: Amenida Seniors Community)
JaHyung Lee, “Canada’s oldest senior” at 110 years old, received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. He lives at Amenida Seniors Community in Newton. (Submitted photo: Amenida Seniors Community)
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LETTERS: Long-standing issues of senior care must be addressed

Pandemic has revealed the shortcomings of long-term care in Canada

  • Jan 14, 2021
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COLUMN: Keep your mind sharp by writing

How-to poetry book inspires during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Jan 14, 2021
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