Seniors

Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS SCENE: Kent Street Players ready to take the stage Nov. 26, 27

White Rock recreation and culture guide will be online today (Nov. 25)

  • Nov 25, 2021

 

A COVID-19 outbreak at Rosemary Heights Seniors Village in South Surrey has been declared over. (Google Streetview image)

COVID-19 outbreak at South Surrey seniors residence declared over

Fraser Health announced Oct. 26 that three people at Rosemary Heights facility had tested positive

 

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Peninsula Zoomer: Hotel California – you can check out its history

Famous Mexican inn has connection to Canada, but not to the Eagles

  • Nov 19, 2021

 

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SENIORS SCENE: A fall full of activities at Kent Street Centre

Twitter workshop to be offered on Nov. 16

  • Nov 11, 2021
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Tracie-Lynn Sardinah and VRS resident.

A respite rescue at VRS Communities

By Tracie-Lynn Sardinah, respite resident at Orchard Gardens, a sister location of…

  • Nov 8, 2021
Tracie-Lynn Sardinah and VRS resident.
A seniors care campus is eyed for 228 175A St. in South Surrey. (Google Streetview image)

‘Huge’ archeological concern for site of proposed South Surrey seniors’ campus

Care facility, townhouses, apartments eyed for property near truck border

A seniors care campus is eyed for 228 175A St. in South Surrey. (Google Streetview image)
A COVID-19 outbreak at West Shore Laylum in South Surrey as been declared over. (Google Streetview image)

Outbreak at South Surrey’s West Shore Laylum residence declared over

Outbreak was announced at the 2567 King George Blvd. facility on Oct. 12

A COVID-19 outbreak at West Shore Laylum in South Surrey as been declared over. (Google Streetview image)
Fraser Health in mid-September declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House in South Surrey. It was declared over on Nov. 2, 2021. (Contributed photo)

COVID-19 outbreak at South Surrey care campus declared over

‘Tears’ at Westminster House over news seven-week lockdown has ended

Fraser Health in mid-September declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House in South Surrey. It was declared over on Nov. 2, 2021. (Contributed photo)
A senior participates in a new program being offered on Tuesdays at the Peninsula Retirement Residence for older adults with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey program aims to assist seniors with mild to moderate cognitive impairment

Sessions will be offered Tuesday afternoons at Peninsula Retirement Residence

A senior participates in a new program being offered on Tuesdays at the Peninsula Retirement Residence for older adults with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. (Contributed photo)
Coroner Géhane Kamel speaks during a news conference in Trois-Rivières, Que., on Oct. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

No ‘euthanasia’ in Quebec care homes during COVID-19, expert tells coroner’s inquest

Inquest examining people who died in residential settings during first months of COVID-19 pandemic.

Coroner Géhane Kamel speaks during a news conference in Trois-Rivières, Que., on Oct. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
White Rock Pacific Carlton (Peace Arch News photo)

COVID-19 outbreak at South Surrey’s Pacific Carlton Seniors Community

South Surrey facility listed in B.C. government’s daily pandemic update Friday

White Rock Pacific Carlton (Peace Arch News photo)
The City of Surrey says a staffing shortage is hampering reopening of the South Surrey Indoor Pool. (surrey.ca photo)

Staffing shortage cited in continued closure of South Surrey Indoor Pool

Senior anxious for reopening of ‘smaller, closer-to-home’ facility

The City of Surrey says a staffing shortage is hampering reopening of the South Surrey Indoor Pool. (surrey.ca photo)
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SENIORS SCENE: Kent Street Centre now offering takeaway soup and sandwiches

Over-50s invited to get moving on the ice or in the gym

  • Oct 27, 2021
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A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Rosemary Heights Seniors Village in South Surrey. (Google Streetview image)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at South Surrey care home

Two residents and one staff member have tested positive: Fraser Health

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Rosemary Heights Seniors Village in South Surrey. (Google Streetview image)
A Quebec coroner reminded an inquest into deaths at a privately-owned Montreal long-term care home that both the regional health authority and the care home’s management were responsible for the care of vulnerable patients. Flowers are shown outside Maison Herron, a long term care home in the Montreal suburb of Dorval on April 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

‘Beyond what’s humanly acceptable’: Testimony ends at Quebec long-term care inquest

Coroner examining the failings at Résidence Herron has concluded the factual portion of her inquiry

A Quebec coroner reminded an inquest into deaths at a privately-owned Montreal long-term care home that both the regional health authority and the care home’s management were responsible for the care of vulnerable patients. Flowers are shown outside Maison Herron, a long term care home in the Montreal suburb of Dorval on April 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Fraser Health in mid-September declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)

Extended quarantine ‘very grim’ for residents of South Surrey retirement residence: daughter

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

Fraser Health in mid-September declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)
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PENINSULA ZOOMER: There’s an app for that, but I don’t want it

‘What is with this app-a-phobia I seem to have,’ wonders columnist April Lewis

  • Oct 23, 2021
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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)
White Rock’s Harold Zelt has created a 2022 Dogs of White Rock calendar. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Senior’s Dogs of White Rock calendar returns for 2022

Harold Zelt’s images to raise funds for SPCA

White Rock’s Harold Zelt has created a 2022 Dogs of White Rock calendar. (Contributed photo)
Stan Fryer, recently honoured with a lifetime membership in the White Rock Hospice Society, at age 95 has no plans to slow down his incredibly active schedule anytime soon. George Garrett photo

White Rock volunteer honoured for his dedicated support to hospice

Stan Fryer unflaggingly energetic at age 95

Stan Fryer, recently honoured with a lifetime membership in the White Rock Hospice Society, at age 95 has no plans to slow down his incredibly active schedule anytime soon. George Garrett photo