Seniors

Elder College going online with dozens of courses this fall

There are 16 courses in the September session

  • Sep 21, 2020

 

Cowichan Community Centre Elder College celebrates 20th anniversary

Volunteer instructors are the key to success.

  • Sep 20, 2020

 

Chris Wilkinson column: Growth really is that important for happier aging

Can growth really make us happy?

  • Sep 19, 2020

 

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

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

Chris Wilkinson column: Everything has an ending

As I sit here beside my dad, holding his hand, as he prepares to take his final breaths

  • Aug 21, 2020

Obesity in older women linked to lack of social ties, UBC study

“Clinicians could be encouraging older women patients who are non-partnered, especially widowed women, to participate in social community interventions as a way to address obesity.”

Chris Wilkinson column: An ode to my caregiver

You help keep me safe. You help keep me strong.

  • Aug 3, 2020

Drive-by birthday party surprises former Duncan councillor

Businessman and Kiwanis member John Richmond celebrates 90 years

COVID-19 ‘hoax call’ to B.C. long-term care home leads to arrest

Centre said it received a phone call that ‘appeared to originate from health authorities’

Canada’s proportion of COVID long-term care deaths double that of other countries: study

LTC residents made up 81 per cent of all reported COVID-19 deaths in the country

Vancouver Island seniors ‘Rock and Roll All Nite’

WATCH: Berwick residents rock out to KISS classic

Webinar offers help for those suffering delusions due to dementia

free upcoming webinar “Delusions, hallucinations and visual mistakes” on June 24.

  • Jun 18, 2020

Victoria woman supports seniors with five marathons in five days

Runner fundraising for Broadmead Care homes after mother passes away

Tips on how to protect your aging loved ones from financial abuse

About one in 10 seniors are victims of consumer fraud each year: Canadian Department of Justice

B.C. communities ready to offer help on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Elder abuse can be physical, financial, sexual or psychological

Troops could be called to testify in lawsuits against long-term care homes

Damning military reports said troops found cases of abuse and negligence in the homes

Federal aid for care home systems needed ahead of second wave, advocates say

Ontario Long Term Care Association calling for more action

Alistair MacGregor column: Standing up for seniors

Across Canada, seniors are scared.

  • Jun 1, 2020