Seniors

A woman tries to speak to her mother, through a window at Orchard Villa Care home, in Pickering, Ont. on Saturday, April 25, 2020. The expert spearheading new draft national standards for long-term care says they must strike a balance between residents’ safety and their quality of life. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

New Canadian care home standards to emphasize fact that they are homes, not wards

Consultations showed pandemic policies hurt mental and social well-being, balance called for

 

Zosia Ettenberg of Pos-Abilities said poor snow and ice removal can trap wheelchair users in their homes during bad weather. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Heavy snow can trap Langley wheelchair users at home

Poorly cleared sidewalks and parking lots are a hazard to the disabled

 

Miserable weather meant an early end to play for the Fort Langley United over-60 soccer team. (file)
Miserable weather meant an early end to play for the Fort Langley United over-60 soccer team. (file)

Rough weather forces an early end to play for Fort Langley United

‘Mother nature was harder on us than our opponents’

Miserable weather meant an early end to play for the Fort Langley United over-60 soccer team. (file)
Miserable weather meant an early end to play for the Fort Langley United over-60 soccer team. (file)
Karen Long, from Langley Volunteer Bureau, shows off some of the more than 3,500 cards that were decorated, collected, and delivered to seniors in Langley ahead of Christmas. (Langley Volunteer Bureau/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Personalized cards carry special messages for Langley seniors this Christmas

Volunteer bureau and 30-plus schools customize 3,500 holiday greetings for those in local care homes

  • Dec 23, 2021
Karen Long, from Langley Volunteer Bureau, shows off some of the more than 3,500 cards that were decorated, collected, and delivered to seniors in Langley ahead of Christmas. (Langley Volunteer Bureau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Teams of volunteers from Langley Meals on Wheels will be out this week delivering food and Christmas gifts to hundreds of local seniors and shut-ins ahead of the holidays. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Meal deliveries coming to shut-ins this holiday season

Langley Meals on Wheels arrive year round with meals and smiles to clients in need of sustenance

  • Dec 23, 2021
Teams of volunteers from Langley Meals on Wheels will be out this week delivering food and Christmas gifts to hundreds of local seniors and shut-ins ahead of the holidays. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Minister Sheila Malcomson speaks at an Oct. 29 announcement of new treatment spaces at Red Fish Healing Centre on Kwikwetlem territory. (Goverment of BC/YouTube)

B.C. gives $720K grant to organization supporting seniors at risk of homelessness

SHINE helps connect seniors to housing and other supports

Minister Sheila Malcomson speaks at an Oct. 29 announcement of new treatment spaces at Red Fish Healing Centre on Kwikwetlem territory. (Goverment of BC/YouTube)
Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie is photographed at her office in Victoria, B.C., on Friday, December 15, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Seniors advocate calls for reporting line for abuse and neglect amid rising reports

49 per cent increase in reports of abuse, neglect and self-neglect over past 3 to 5 years

Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie is photographed at her office in Victoria, B.C., on Friday, December 15, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Close to 500 people attended the Langley Senior Resources Society (LSRS) annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 20. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley Senior Resources Society (LSRS) annual Holiday Craft Fair draws a crowd

Big turnout of people who ‘really missed going to a craft fair before Christmas’

Close to 500 people attended the Langley Senior Resources Society (LSRS) annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 20. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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LETTER: Langley Seniors of the Year prevent another senior from being scammed

Family wrote to thank Bill and Arlene Pike for warning about scam phone calls

  • Nov 16, 2021
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Bill and Arlene Pike were named Seniors of the Year for their contributions to the community back in May 2021. Recently they received a scam phone call and hope that sharing their story prevents others from falling for scams. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley’s Seniors of the Year targetted by scammers

Someone claiming to be their son’s lawyer asked for money. They doubled checked

Bill and Arlene Pike were named Seniors of the Year for their contributions to the community back in May 2021. Recently they received a scam phone call and hope that sharing their story prevents others from falling for scams. (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley senior Irene Brummitt has created more than 150 hand-knitted poppies for Remembrance Day. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley senior knits poppies for Remembrance

It’s the fourth year Irene Brummitt has raised funds for the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund

Langley senior Irene Brummitt has created more than 150 hand-knitted poppies for Remembrance Day. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Kim McKercher of the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C., with forget-me-nots, said a healthy lifestyle and keeping the brain active is a good way to keep memory sharp as people age. (B.C. Alzheimer’s Society)

Keep memory strong by keeping body and mind healthy and exercised

From learning a new language to going for a walk, health is key to slowing memory loss

Kim McKercher of the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C., with forget-me-nots, said a healthy lifestyle and keeping the brain active is a good way to keep memory sharp as people age. (B.C. Alzheimer’s Society)
A pickleball game was in progress at Langley City’s Timms Community Centre gymnasium recently, while visitors exercised on the walking track above. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

More choices for seniors recreation this winter

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, more is being offered, and spots are being snapped up

A pickleball game was in progress at Langley City’s Timms Community Centre gymnasium recently, while visitors exercised on the walking track above. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Dr. Grace Park has worked with seniors for years, and is now working on a Community Connector programs around the Lower Mainland. (Fraser Health/Special to Langley Advance Times)

New service aims to give seniors social connections vital to health

Longer, healthier lives are linked to healthy social lives

Dr. Grace Park has worked with seniors for years, and is now working on a Community Connector programs around the Lower Mainland. (Fraser Health/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Charlene Masse (far left) seen with children and grandchildren during a get-together at Grouse Mountain before the pandemic hit, and Loretta Solomon (right) with some of her grandchildren. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Charlene Masse (far left) seen with children and grandchildren during a get-together at Grouse Mountain before the pandemic hit, and Loretta Solomon (right) with some of her grandchildren. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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
Katherine Masters is a naturopathic doctor at Livstil Wellness in Langley. (Langley Advance Times)

Naturopathic doctors spend time learning seniors health history

Naturopathic doctors work with a patient’s medical doctor

Katherine Masters is a naturopathic doctor at Livstil Wellness in Langley. (Langley Advance Times)
With the summer heat dome, there were several days of record-breaking temperatures throughout the province. (File photo)

Heat dome killed 23 people in Langley: B.C. Coroner

The death toll was nearly 600 province-wide, says a new report

With the summer heat dome, there were several days of record-breaking temperatures throughout the province. (File photo)
Ian Coyle scored to give Fort Langley United a 2-nil lead against Aldergrove on Oct. 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fort Langley United improves record

Over-60 team records a win, a loss and a tie

Ian Coyle scored to give Fort Langley United a 2-nil lead against Aldergrove on Oct. 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)