Seniors

Mary Foote (right) took part in the Gutsy Walk in August 2020 at the age of 104. She was joined by son in-law Clarence and daughter Edith Olson. (family photo)

Langley woman turns 105 on Oct. 25, 2020

UPDATE: Mary passed away Dec. 18, 2020

Mary Foote (right) took part in the Gutsy Walk in August 2020 at the age of 104. She was joined by son in-law Clarence and daughter Edith Olson. (family photo)
Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam looks at a slide projected on a screen during a news conference in Ottawa, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam looks at a slide projected on a screen during a news conference in Ottawa, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Pickleball action during the 2019 55+ B.C. Games in Kelowna. While the 2020 Games in Richmond were cancelled due to COVID-19, the Greater Victoria organizing committee has begun planning for hosting the 2021 competition next September. (Rosemary Kean/55+ BC Games Society)

Greater Victoria’s 55+ BC Games committee planning for safe 2021 competition

Richmond cancelled 2020 Games due to COVID, but local organizers optimistic about next year

Pickleball action during the 2019 55+ B.C. Games in Kelowna. While the 2020 Games in Richmond were cancelled due to COVID-19, the Greater Victoria organizing committee has begun planning for hosting the 2021 competition next September. (Rosemary Kean/55+ BC Games Society)
Sunridge Gardens general manager Shannon Saunders and other staff at the seniors complex distributed free pies to seniors on Oct. 1. (Bria Communities/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Pumpkin pies popular with Langley’s senior set

National Seniors Day featured a pie giveaway by a local seniors housing company

Sunridge Gardens general manager Shannon Saunders and other staff at the seniors complex distributed free pies to seniors on Oct. 1. (Bria Communities/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
SHARE: Grateful for volunteers helping keep gardens beautiful

SHARE: Grateful for volunteers helping keep gardens beautiful

Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, and it could be featured in a future edition

  • Oct 4, 2020
SHARE: Grateful for volunteers helping keep gardens beautiful
Florence Pineo still bowls in a league at Lakeside Bowling making her one of the oldest bowlers in Western Canada. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm woman one of the oldest competitive bowlers in Western Canada

Florence Pineo is still keeping it between the gutters at almost 98 years old.

Florence Pineo still bowls in a league at Lakeside Bowling making her one of the oldest bowlers in Western Canada. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
A team of volunteers from North Langley Community Church were among those in the community to give thanks to the frontline workers at Langley Lodge for all they did during the long-term care centre’s COVID-19 outbreak. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Former Langley Lodge staffer praises seniors facility

Staff worked hard before the pandemic, a former housekepper writes

  • Oct 3, 2020
A team of volunteers from North Langley Community Church were among those in the community to give thanks to the frontline workers at Langley Lodge for all they did during the long-term care centre’s COVID-19 outbreak. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Screen capture from the latest Berwick Qualicum Beach music video, ‘BQB On The Catwalk’, created in celebration of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Submitted)

VIDEO: B.C. seniors strut their stuff in campy music video

National Seniors Day celebrated with takeoff on 1991 hit from Right Said Fred

Screen capture from the latest Berwick Qualicum Beach music video, ‘BQB On The Catwalk’, created in celebration of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Submitted)
Judie Shape, right, who has tested positive for the new coronavirus, but isn’t showing symptoms, smiles as she visits through the window and on the phone with her daughter Lori Spencer, left, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. In-person visits are not allowed at the nursing home, which is at the center of the outbreak of the new coronavirus in the United States. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Lessons from a pandemic: How to design a nursing home that’s safe and love-filled

A look at how one care home is battling the pandemic with the social needs of the elderly in their care

Judie Shape, right, who has tested positive for the new coronavirus, but isn’t showing symptoms, smiles as she visits through the window and on the phone with her daughter Lori Spencer, left, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. In-person visits are not allowed at the nursing home, which is at the center of the outbreak of the new coronavirus in the United States. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The Canadian Association of Retired Persons is marking National Seniors Day with a virtual event.

Langley invited to take part in virtual National Seniors Day gathering

The Canadian Association of Retired Persons invites people to take part in an Oct. 1 event online

The Canadian Association of Retired Persons is marking National Seniors Day with a virtual event.
Kim Houlind is coordinator for the Langley Seniors in Action, the new name for the group formerly known as the Langley Seniors Community Action Table. (LSIA/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley group rebrands but remains focused on helping local seniors

Langley Seniors Community Action Table is now Langley Seniors in Action

Kim Houlind is coordinator for the Langley Seniors in Action, the new name for the group formerly known as the Langley Seniors Community Action Table. (LSIA/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Langley Senior Resources Society is offering to do the cooking for Thanksgiving. (File photo)

Let Langley seniors centre do the cooking for Thanksgiving

The centre has a special offer of a complete turkey dinner to go. The order deadline is approaching

The Langley Senior Resources Society is offering to do the cooking for Thanksgiving. (File photo)
Chefs at Bria Communities facilities competed to make pumpkin pies. One hundred of the winning pies will be distributed to seniors on Oct. 1. (Bria Communities/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Leave room for pie – Langley facility offers drive-thru pies for seniors

Local Bria seniors complexes team up to give out free pies at Sunridge Gardens Oct. 1

Chefs at Bria Communities facilities competed to make pumpkin pies. One hundred of the winning pies will be distributed to seniors on Oct. 1. (Bria Communities/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A team of volunteers from North Langley Community Church dropped by Langley Lodge during the outbreak to say thanks to frontline workers for all they did during the long-term care centre’s COVID outbreak. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Lodge report raises questions about outbreak that killed 25 at seniors home

CEO defends leaked document that’s igniting queries about BC’s most deadly COVID outbreak

A team of volunteers from North Langley Community Church dropped by Langley Lodge during the outbreak to say thanks to frontline workers for all they did during the long-term care centre’s COVID outbreak. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Amica White Rock residents Larry O’Brien and Julian Kirstiuk recently founded the federally incorporated Canadian Association for Retirement Home Residents. (Aaron Hinks photo)

B.C. retirement home residents fight province’s visitor restrictions

Association launched to give Canada’s long-term care, senior home residents a voice

Amica White Rock residents Larry O’Brien and Julian Kirstiuk recently founded the federally incorporated Canadian Association for Retirement Home Residents. (Aaron Hinks photo)
John Kromhoff gave a thumbs-up from his balcony at the Langley Chartwell Gardens retirement residence on Saturday, Sept. 12. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A drive-by Grandparents Day at Langley retirement residence

A combination of COVID and wildfire smoke meant most had to stay indoors

John Kromhoff gave a thumbs-up from his balcony at the Langley Chartwell Gardens retirement residence on Saturday, Sept. 12. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Avalon Gardens is hosting an outdoor market on Aug. 29. (Langley Advance Times files)

Avalon Gardens brings shopping to seniors with first local outdoor market

Langley retirement community said public is welcome to join in on Aug. 29

Avalon Gardens is hosting an outdoor market on Aug. 29. (Langley Advance Times files)
Ursula Gercken devoured a smore during the Chartwell Renaissance summer camp at the Langley residence. (Chartwell/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Campfires and games evokes memories of summers past for Langley seniors

Residents of Chartwell’s Renaissance home participated in a week of camp-themed activities

Ursula Gercken devoured a smore during the Chartwell Renaissance summer camp at the Langley residence. (Chartwell/Special to Langley Advance Times)
When a bunch of VPD cruisers, police motorcycles, and high-end luxury cars rolled into the courtyard at Avalon Gardens Sunday afternoon (Aug. 9, 2020), residents were all cheers. It was a special drive-by parade by members of the Driven Project, and this was their first visit to a seniors home. (Avalon Gardens/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Seniors’ smiles made ‘supercar’ parade through Langley worth it

The Vancouver-based Driven Project team made a special stop at Avalon Gardens in Murrayville

When a bunch of VPD cruisers, police motorcycles, and high-end luxury cars rolled into the courtyard at Avalon Gardens Sunday afternoon (Aug. 9, 2020), residents were all cheers. It was a special drive-by parade by members of the Driven Project, and this was their first visit to a seniors home. (Avalon Gardens/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek officially opened the new pickleball courts at Douglas Park on Monday, Aug. 10. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

City sports courts converted for pickleball

As of Monday, Langley dinkers have eight new dedicated courts to play on at Douglas Park

Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek officially opened the new pickleball courts at Douglas Park on Monday, Aug. 10. (Special to Langley Advance Times)