Seniors

Langley Lodge has been closed to outside visitors after a staff member was confirmed positive for COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Lodge visitation halted by new COVID case

The long-term care home has been closed to outsiders after staffer diagnosed with coronavirus

 

Construction has already begun at 20355 54th Ave. A new eight-storey apartment building with 101 single-bedroom units will replace the Birch, a three-storey, 66-unit apartment building that was consumed by a fire in 2017, the provincial government announced Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: ‘Tallest building’ in Langley City officially under construction

New construction for seniors will replace Birch apartment that was lost in 2017 fire

 

Hedy Sutulov, seen here on Aug. 12, 2021, turned 107 on Aug. 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Feisty’ Chilliwack woman who continued to hike at age 95 celebrates 107th birthday

Hedy Sutulov hiked Mt. Cheam at age 90, lived on her own until 101, had driver’s licence until 104

Hedy Sutulov, seen here on Aug. 12, 2021, turned 107 on Aug. 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Catcher Howard Sandrel helped organize a new league for baseball players 60 and older launched at Langley’s City Park on Sunday, Aug. 15. It is believed to be the first of its kind in the Lower Mainland.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Catcher Howard Sandrel helped organize a new league for baseball players 60 and older launched at Langley’s City Park on Sunday, Aug. 15. It is believed to be the first of its kind in the Lower Mainland.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Ivy Philipps lives in Langley City and marked her 104th birthday on Aug. 10, 2021. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: ‘Bubbles’, born during global flu pandemic, marks 104th birthday

Everything in moderation is this nurse’s motto for a long life

Ivy Philipps lives in Langley City and marked her 104th birthday on Aug. 10, 2021. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. An internal government document is shining a light on how low-income seniors were abruptly cut off from monthly federal payments based on which bureaucratic body handled their emergency benefits last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Lost seniors’ income supplement hinged partly on what agency handled their CERB

Unknown to most, supplement was coming from two streams, one of which can be excluded

The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. An internal government document is shining a light on how low-income seniors were abruptly cut off from monthly federal payments based on which bureaucratic body handled their emergency benefits last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
Mad Jazz performed for residents of the Langley Lodge seniors residence on Monday, Aug. 8. as part of an initiative to bring free concerts to seniors during the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley seniors serenaded with classic tunes

Mad Jazz trio performed as part of initiative to bring free concerts to seniors during pandemic

Mad Jazz performed for residents of the Langley Lodge seniors residence on Monday, Aug. 8. as part of an initiative to bring free concerts to seniors during the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Chris Sherlock, a 65-year-old resident of British Columbia’s Cowichan Valley, is seen in an undated handout photo. Sherlock, who relied on the CERB last year, says he was never told his monthly income would drop by nearly $500 as a consequence. New Democrats say they’ve have been flooded with calls from seniors who suddenly find themselves cut off from monthly government payments due to emergency benefits they received last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Chris Sherlock, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Seniors cut off from federal income supplement after receiving emergency benefits

$2,000 a month in Canada Emergency Response Benefit has rendered some ineligible

Chris Sherlock, a 65-year-old resident of British Columbia’s Cowichan Valley, is seen in an undated handout photo. Sherlock, who relied on the CERB last year, says he was never told his monthly income would drop by nearly $500 as a consequence. New Democrats say they’ve have been flooded with calls from seniors who suddenly find themselves cut off from monthly government payments due to emergency benefits they received last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Chris Sherlock, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
A health care worker leaves after finishing her shift for the day at the Eatonville Care Centre in Toronto on Friday, April 24, 2020. A report published this morning by parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux estimates ending wait lists, increasing staff pay and benefits, providing more hours of care each day and expanding home care could cost around $13.7 billion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Fixing long-term care in Canada could cost $13.7B, budget watchdog estimates

Pandemic infected more than 1/4 of Canada’s 205,000 long-term care residents, killing over 15,000

A health care worker leaves after finishing her shift for the day at the Eatonville Care Centre in Toronto on Friday, April 24, 2020. A report published this morning by parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux estimates ending wait lists, increasing staff pay and benefits, providing more hours of care each day and expanding home care could cost around $13.7 billion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Christine Connon and Dave Wright will be the first couple to wed at White Rock Seniors Village, in a ceremony July 31. (Contributed photo)

B.C. seniors find love amid pandemic – ‘and I didn’t even know her name’

Christine Connon and Dave Wright’s wedding will be the first at White Rock Seniors Village

Christine Connon and Dave Wright will be the first couple to wed at White Rock Seniors Village, in a ceremony July 31. (Contributed photo)
Langley resident John Swityk of the Regina Rifles listens, as French consul-general Jean-Christophe Fleury thanks him for freeing his country. In 2015, Swityk was presented with the French Legion of Honour award, that country’s highest award, as part of a decision by the French government to honour all living Canadian soldiers who fought during D-Day to help liberate France and defeat Nazi Germany. (Langley Advance Times file)

One of Langley’s last surviving Second World War veterans is turning 100

One of the first soldiers to land on Juno Beach on D-Day, John Swityk insists he’s not a hero

Langley resident John Swityk of the Regina Rifles listens, as French consul-general Jean-Christophe Fleury thanks him for freeing his country. In 2015, Swityk was presented with the French Legion of Honour award, that country’s highest award, as part of a decision by the French government to honour all living Canadian soldiers who fought during D-Day to help liberate France and defeat Nazi Germany. (Langley Advance Times file)
Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Thursday, June 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

One-time payments to seniors over 75 likely to also go to the dead

Government wouldn’t seek to recoup the deposits made to the deceased, documents say

Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Thursday, June 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Doris Gage (left) poses with her grandson Nash and her granddaughter Meghan Mitchell on April 1, 2021, when restrictions were lifted to allow in-suite visits. (Contributed photo)

COVID-19 restrictions lifting at B.C. seniors home ‘absolutely’ a big deal

Doris Gage, 95, is set to celebrate her great-grandson’s 1st birthday July 24

Doris Gage (left) poses with her grandson Nash and her granddaughter Meghan Mitchell on April 1, 2021, when restrictions were lifted to allow in-suite visits. (Contributed photo)
The club includes (left to right) Gwendoline “Peg” Grant, Anna “Marge” Britton, Ethel Paterson, and Noel Butcher, Agnes Thompson, and Murial Morgan. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Youngsters need not apply for this Langley club

Membership in this Magnolia Gardens 100-plus group is based on residency and date of birth only

The club includes (left to right) Gwendoline “Peg” Grant, Anna “Marge” Britton, Ethel Paterson, and Noel Butcher, Agnes Thompson, and Murial Morgan. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Anthony Kupferschmidt will assume the position of executive director of Langley Senior Resources Society, effective August 23. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

New Langley Seniors Resource Society executive director named

A ‘meet and greet’ with members is set for Aug. 18.

Anthony Kupferschmidt will assume the position of executive director of Langley Senior Resources Society, effective August 23. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Staying at home is preferred by most seniors to moving to assisted living or other care facilities, but B.C. has a shortage of home care staff and some seniors move into care before it is medically necessary. (Office of the Seniors Advocate)

B.C., care homes partner to train more senior home support staff

Entry-level candidates to receive paid work placements

Staying at home is preferred by most seniors to moving to assisted living or other care facilities, but B.C. has a shortage of home care staff and some seniors move into care before it is medically necessary. (Office of the Seniors Advocate)
Nathaniel Senff demonstrated proper stirring technique at a beer making demonstration for senior residents of Avalon Gardens in Murrayville on Saturday, July 11. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A lesson in the art of beer making for some Langley seniors

People have been making homemade brew for centuries, instructor says

Nathaniel Senff demonstrated proper stirring technique at a beer making demonstration for senior residents of Avalon Gardens in Murrayville on Saturday, July 11. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Grant Davey’s mother waited 15 hours for an ambulance that never arrived. (The News/files)

Senior waits 15 hours with broken hip for ambulance that never came

Grant Davey’s mother eventually tranported to hospital in a van – premier and health minister told

Grant Davey’s mother waited 15 hours for an ambulance that never arrived. (The News/files)
Normally, Langley’s John Kromhoff doesn’t do sweets, but for his 100h birthday on June 24, he made an exception. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

When you turn 100, you can eat all the sweets you want

Langley’s John Kromhoff celebrated milestone birthday with the help of 1,600 strangers who sent cards

Normally, Langley’s John Kromhoff doesn’t do sweets, but for his 100h birthday on June 24, he made an exception. (Special to Langley Advance Times)