Seniors

John Kromhoff with some of the many birthday cards he received from ‘pretty near every place in the world’ after the family of the Langley centenarian let it be known that he wasn’t expecting many cards for his 100th birthday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Cards from all over the world flood in for B.C. man’s 100th birthday

An online invitation by his family produced a flood of cards to mark his 100th birthday

 

Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Liberal government moves to define ‘elder abuse’ to better target ways to stop it

Increasing cases of abuse, neglect, financial abuse or abuse of power-of-attorney being flagged

 

Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS’ SCENE: Outdoor yoga coming to Maccaud Park

Seven-week program starts July 5

  • Jun 10, 2021

 

Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS’ SCENE: Learn signs of abuse in older adults

Virtual event to focus on keeping each other safe

  • Jun 3, 2021
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The City of Surrey is offering a series of free online programs and activities starting June 3, to mark BC Seniors Week. (surrey.ca photo)

Surrey offers free programs for B.C. Seniors’ Week

Online events and activities begin June 3

The City of Surrey is offering a series of free online programs and activities starting June 3, to mark BC Seniors Week. (surrey.ca photo)
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B.C. senior calls driving exams for seniors aged 80 and up ‘unfair’

Protest being planned for when COVID-19 pandemic restrictions lifted

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PENINSULA ZOOMER: Grief is a complex, but inescapable, part of life

Pandemic has robbed many of a ‘good death,’ writes April Lewis

  • May 20, 2021
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Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS’ SCENE: Summer-program sign-up opens tomorrow

Registration for all indoor-outdoor programs starts at 8:30 a.m.

  • May 20, 2021
Dianne Sawicki
Michael and Miriam Cox – both new members at the White Rock Lawn Bowling Club - practise their craft during a recent session. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Lawn Bowling Club sees membership boost despite pandemic

‘At the beginning of (the pandemic) there was very little two retirees could do.’

Michael and Miriam Cox – both new members at the White Rock Lawn Bowling Club - practise their craft during a recent session. (Contributed photo)
'Armchair Travel' is a free event being offered for older adults on May 20. (Screenshot image)

‘Armchair Travel’ to explore opportunities within Canada

May 20 event supported by New Horizons for Seniors grant

'Armchair Travel' is a free event being offered for older adults on May 20. (Screenshot image)
Head coach Pat Smart demonstrates the delivery of bowl to potential new bowlers at Mann Park Lawn Bowling Club last weekend. (Contributed photo)

Mann Park lawn bowlers launch new season with lessons, garden dedication

Official opening ceremony planned for May 8, but club opened to some members last weekend

Head coach Pat Smart demonstrates the delivery of bowl to potential new bowlers at Mann Park Lawn Bowling Club last weekend. (Contributed photo)
White Rock’s Joan Bywater shows the setup she uses when participating in online paint parties hosted by the Seniors Come Share Society. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Virtual gallery showcases inspirations of Semiahmoo Peninsula seniors

‘What is art if not something that motivates more art?’

White Rock’s Joan Bywater shows the setup she uses when participating in online paint parties hosted by the Seniors Come Share Society. (Contributed photo)
Mann Park Lawn Bowling Club is gearing up for its opening day on May 8. (File photo)

With renovations complete, Mann Park Lawn Bowling Club gets set for opening day

White Rock club prepares for new season amid COVID-19 restrictions

Mann Park Lawn Bowling Club is gearing up for its opening day on May 8. (File photo)
Dr. Howard Njoo, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer at Public Health Agency of Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai

Canadian seniors vaccinated in higher numbers for COVID-19 than for the flu: PHAC

Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo says almost 9 in 10 Canadian seniors were vaccinated from COVID-19, compared to 7 in 10 for the flu shot

Dr. Howard Njoo, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer at Public Health Agency of Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai
Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS’ SCENE: Time to take exercise to the great outdoors

Stay healthy while following public health order

  • Apr 29, 2021
Dianne Sawicki
Surrey residents aged 18 and older are sought for the next Surrey Shares cohort. (Contributed photo)

Surrey storytelling program for seniors expands to include 18-and-older

Organizers wonder if ‘COVID fatigue’ impacting registration

Surrey residents aged 18 and older are sought for the next Surrey Shares cohort. (Contributed photo)
L.A. Matheson Secondary students with teacher Gurpreet Kaur Bains (second from right) and Guru Nanak Diversity Village fundraising officer Ankita Grewal (second from left). The students are fundraising for the next four years to support the long-term care facility for South Asian seniors. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
L.A. Matheson Secondary students with teacher Gurpreet Kaur Bains (second from right) and Guru Nanak Diversity Village fundraising officer Ankita Grewal (second from left). The students are fundraising for the next four years to support the long-term care facility for South Asian seniors. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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PENINSULA ZOOMERS: Waiting for vaccine no problem for one with plenty of practice

With so much time spent waiting for things in life, what’s a few more weeks?

  • Apr 22, 2021
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Members of the Wheeling 8’s dance group go on a roll at Surrey’s Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre in 2018, during the club’s 45th-anniversary event. If not for the pandemic, such activities could be socially prescribed as part of a new program involving Fraser Health and DiverseCity Community Resources Society. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Social prescriptions’ connect Surrey seniors to activities and other services they need

Fraser Health-backed program involves GP referrals to a Seniors’ Community Connector with DiverseCity

Members of the Wheeling 8’s dance group go on a roll at Surrey’s Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre in 2018, during the club’s 45th-anniversary event. If not for the pandemic, such activities could be socially prescribed as part of a new program involving Fraser Health and DiverseCity Community Resources Society. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Surrey's Cindy O’Brien Hugh, 62, is a hurdler with Greyhounds Masters Track & Field Club. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

In their golden years, Surrey’s Greyhounds run, jump, walk and throw for records

Members of the track and field club have found a way to keep fit during the pandemic

Surrey's Cindy O’Brien Hugh, 62, is a hurdler with Greyhounds Masters Track & Field Club. (Photo: Tom Zillich)