Seniors

Claude Gobin, who lives at Chartwell Langley Gardens, enjoyed meeting Langley RCMP Const. Lisa Yeo, who is the local mental health liaison. She stopped by the Walnut Grove facility with a note of appreciation for Seniors Week. (Chartwell/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley RCMP mark Seniors Week with visit and note

Local police thanked seniors for all they’ve contributed to the community

  • Jun 7, 2021

 

Langley Township has free swimming for seniors at its pools during Seniors Week 2021. (Google Maps screen capture)

Langley Township marks Seniors Week

Free swimming sessions for local seniors are offered at Township facilities

  • Jun 7, 2021

 

(File photo)

B.C. senior calls driving exams for seniors aged 80 and up ‘unfair’

Protest being planned for when COVID-19 pandemic restrictions lifted

 

Bill and Arlene Pike are Langley pioneers, having lived most of their lives here, and found out on May 25 that they are Seniors of the Year for their contributions to the community. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Langley senior of the year honours come on birthday

Arlene and Bill Pike were selected year’s winners for all the way they give back

Bill and Arlene Pike are Langley pioneers, having lived most of their lives here, and found out on May 25 that they are Seniors of the Year for their contributions to the community. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
While the Langley Seniors Centre is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the parking lot will be busy, with a series of outdoor events in June. (Langley Advance Times file)

Taking it outdoors: how the Langley Seniors Centre is reaching out during the pandemic

June will see a lot of activity in the parking lot, including a BBQ and classic car show

While the Langley Seniors Centre is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the parking lot will be busy, with a series of outdoor events in June. (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley senior John Kromhoff doesn’t think he will get many cards on his 100th birthday. His family intends to prove him wrong. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

John Kromhoff doesn’t think he’ll get many 100th birthday cards

Family of Langley senior makes online request in hopes of proving him wrong

Langley senior John Kromhoff doesn’t think he will get many cards on his 100th birthday. His family intends to prove him wrong. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Lodge CEO Debra Hauptman, B.C. seniors advocate Isobel Mackenzie and Shannon Woykin, Langley Meals on Wheels, took part in the recent seniors summit. (Photo composite)

COVID shone harsh spotlight on Langley seniors health and wellness issues

Isolation, housing, food insecurity and more discussed at recent seniors summit

Langley Lodge CEO Debra Hauptman, B.C. seniors advocate Isobel Mackenzie and Shannon Woykin, Langley Meals on Wheels, took part in the recent seniors summit. (Photo composite)
Melissa Vandergenderen, Sandeep Chahal, Niole Garfias and Sheela Veloo had fun attracting passersby to the hot dog sale downtown Friday, May 7, 2021. The event raised funds for the Langley Seniors Resource Society Adult Day Program. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Langley program fires up the grill Friday for hot dog sale

Adult Day Program helps seniors and people with disabilities to remain more independent

Melissa Vandergenderen, Sandeep Chahal, Niole Garfias and Sheela Veloo had fun attracting passersby to the hot dog sale downtown Friday, May 7, 2021. The event raised funds for the Langley Seniors Resource Society Adult Day Program. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
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
Seniors spent the morning packaging seeds at the BC Farm Museum. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Volunteers assembled 600 Seeds for Seniors bags to be gifted around Aldergrove community

PHOTOS: Dr. Bonnie Henry blend of seeds instructs planters to ‘bee kind, bee calm, bee safe’

Seniors spent the morning packaging seeds at the BC Farm Museum. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
A well-known Aldergrove face, Brian, was the centre of fanfare on Sunday when people took time to wave, honk, and visit with the senior. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove honks for Brian

Residents made noise for a beloved senior who received fanfare on Sunday at former Alder Inn site

A well-known Aldergrove face, Brian, was the centre of fanfare on Sunday when people took time to wave, honk, and visit with the senior. (Special to The Star)
Elmer Patzer, who turned 90 this week, celebrated a distanced birthday with a parade at his home. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley senior celebrates distanced birthday with car parade, mascot

At 90, Elmer Patzer just had his second pandemic birthday

Elmer Patzer, who turned 90 this week, celebrated a distanced birthday with a parade at his home. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Among the items that Dorothy Agnew of Abbotsford received for her recent 100th birthday were gifts from the Abbotsford Police Department and a special cake. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford woman receives more than 600 cards from public for 100th birthday

Dorothy Agnew’s family had made the request to celebrate the occasion on March 18

Among the items that Dorothy Agnew of Abbotsford received for her recent 100th birthday were gifts from the Abbotsford Police Department and a special cake. (Submitted photo)
Legion branch 265 president Doug Hadley shows off the green space where food service can continue via outdoor dining. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove legion branch #265 preparing to open patio dining on back lawn

Branch president Doug Hadley said COVID-19 restriction have hurt clientele

Legion branch 265 president Doug Hadley shows off the green space where food service can continue via outdoor dining. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Sunset Manor, an assisted living facility in Chilliwack owned by the Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Chilliwack, pictured here in October 2020, had its third COVID-19 outbreak declared on April 9, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

3rd COVID outbreak at care home run by Chilliwack church known for opposing vaccinations

30-bed Sunset Manor owned and operated by Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Chilliwack

Sunset Manor, an assisted living facility in Chilliwack owned by the Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Chilliwack, pictured here in October 2020, had its third COVID-19 outbreak declared on April 9, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Thirteen-year-old Grace Farquharson visited her grandmother, Rita Humber, for the first time in more than a year. Humber, 89, is a resident at Marwood House, a long-term care home at Langley Memorial Hospital. They’re both elated to be able to see and hug after a province-wide lockdown due to COVID. (Black Press Media files)

Smiles abound as B.C. seniors in care get to see their families again

As of Thursday, the restrictions around visitation of elderly in long-term care has been eased

  • Apr 3, 2021
Thirteen-year-old Grace Farquharson visited her grandmother, Rita Humber, for the first time in more than a year. Humber, 89, is a resident at Marwood House, a long-term care home at Langley Memorial Hospital. They’re both elated to be able to see and hug after a province-wide lockdown due to COVID. (Black Press Media files)
Five staff at the long-term care home in Walnut Grove were confirmed to have COVID on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Black Press Media files)

COVID outbreak reported in Langley long-term care home

Five staff test who positive for virus are in self isolation

Five staff at the long-term care home in Walnut Grove were confirmed to have COVID on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Black Press Media files)
Thirteen-year-old Grace Farquharson visited her grandmother, Rita Humber, for the first time in more than a year. Humber, 89, is a resident at Marwood House, a long-term care home at Langley Memorial Hospital. They’re both elated to be able to see and hug after a province-wide lockdown due to COVID. (Black Press Media files)

Smiles abound as seniors in care get to see their families again

As of Thursday, the restrictions around visitation of elderly in long-term care has been eased

  • Apr 2, 2021
Thirteen-year-old Grace Farquharson visited her grandmother, Rita Humber, for the first time in more than a year. Humber, 89, is a resident at Marwood House, a long-term care home at Langley Memorial Hospital. They’re both elated to be able to see and hug after a province-wide lockdown due to COVID. (Black Press Media files)
A syringe is filled with the COVID-19 vaccine. (Black Press Media files)

B.C. seniors ages 72 and up can now call to book a COVID vaccine

Call centres will not ask for SIN or credit card information

A syringe is filled with the COVID-19 vaccine. (Black Press Media files)
Chartwell Langley Gardens residents and staff held a walkathon to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (Chartwell photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times.

Langley seniors residence walkathon does a heart good

A COVID-safe fundraiser at Chartwell Langley Gardens will help the Heart and Stroke Foundation

Chartwell Langley Gardens residents and staff held a walkathon to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (Chartwell photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times.