Seniors

Jessica Yue is a professional dancer who taught residents of Revera Sunwood seniors care home in Maple Ridge about Lunar New Year and demonstrated several traditional Chinese dances on Jan. 21, 2023. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

PHOTOS: Performer brings authentic Chinese fan dances to Maple Ridge seniors

Saturday’s celebration was in honour of the Lunar New Year

 

A new UBC speaker series aims to answer questions around what people can do to live long, happy lives. (Credit: Pixabay/Pasja1000)

UBC promises to go beyond eating well and exercising in healthy aging speaker series

First lecture kicks off Jan. 23, with a discussion around daily stressors

 

Joe Sommer has completed 190 jigsaw puzzles, all of which are on display in the basement of his Chilliwack home. Seen here are about half of the puzzles. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: This B.C. man, 89, has spent 57 years completing 200 jigsaw puzzles

All given to him as gifts, Joe Sommer has spent 57 years doing jigsaw puzzles and then mounting them

 

A team of experts have released a highly anticipated set of standards to prevent the spread of infection in Canada’s long-term care homes. A man looks out the window at the Camilla Care Community centre overlooking crosses marking the deaths of multiple people that occured during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont., on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Liberals mum on bill to codify standards in long-term care, despite new guidelines

Pandemic-fed crisis in long-term care prompted a feds to promise safety legislation in such settings

A team of experts have released a highly anticipated set of standards to prevent the spread of infection in Canada’s long-term care homes. A man looks out the window at the Camilla Care Community centre overlooking crosses marking the deaths of multiple people that occured during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont., on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
At 82, Bruce Ives from Daajing Giids broke the Guinness World Record as the oldest male to perform a headstand. (Photo: Megan Romas’ Facebook)

VIDEO: Haida Gwaii man breaks world record for oldest male to do headstand

Bruce Ives was 82 years and 43 days old on the day he broke the record

At 82, Bruce Ives from Daajing Giids broke the Guinness World Record as the oldest male to perform a headstand. (Photo: Megan Romas’ Facebook)
Jessica Yue performs a ribbon dance. (Special to The News)
Jessica Yue performs a ribbon dance. (Special to The News)
A family member holds Ruth Harris’s hand in Vancouver General Hospital. (Submitted)

Questions about care after Abbotsford woman’s burns not taken seriously

Third-degree burns on elderly woman’s legs not given priority at ARH, but they were at Vancouver General Hospital

A family member holds Ruth Harris’s hand in Vancouver General Hospital. (Submitted)
A customer loads lumber into the back of a pickup truck in Maple Ridge, B.C., on Friday, June 12, 2020. Canadians are now eligible for a tax credit that will help pay for renovations to build a secondary suite for family member who is a senior or an adult with a disability.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Federal tax credit for multi-generational home renovations now available to Canadians

Credit will provide a 15 per cent tax refund on expenses of up to $50,000

A customer loads lumber into the back of a pickup truck in Maple Ridge, B.C., on Friday, June 12, 2020. Canadians are now eligible for a tax credit that will help pay for renovations to build a secondary suite for family member who is a senior or an adult with a disability.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A free information session for Choose to Move is coming up on Tuesday, Jan. 17. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Free info session for seniors exercise program in Maple Ridge

Choose to Move introduces physical activity into daily lives of seniors

A free information session for Choose to Move is coming up on Tuesday, Jan. 17. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Stuart Westie has been tracking his fitness and environmental impact each year since 2011, and his efforts add up. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C. senior tracks his shrinking environmental impact for over a decade

Stuart Westie started monitoring physical activity for health, then pivoted to environmental reasons

Stuart Westie has been tracking his fitness and environmental impact each year since 2011, and his efforts add up. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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  • Jan 9, 2023
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This image made from video, provided by KCCI 8 News in Des Moines, Iowa, shows Bessie Laurena Hendricks celebrating her 115th birthday in November 2022. Hendricks, an Iowa woman who was believed to be the oldest living person in the U.S., died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at the age of 115. (KCCI 8 News via AP)

Iowa woman believed to be oldest person in US dies at 115

Bessie Hendricks was alive to witness news of the sinking of the Titanic

This image made from video, provided by KCCI 8 News in Des Moines, Iowa, shows Bessie Laurena Hendricks celebrating her 115th birthday in November 2022. Hendricks, an Iowa woman who was believed to be the oldest living person in the U.S., died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at the age of 115. (KCCI 8 News via AP)
Event to showcase supports for seniors in the community. (Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network/Special to The News)

Showcase highlights seniors supports in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Event takes place Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Maple Ridge Public Library

Event to showcase supports for seniors in the community. (Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network/Special to The News)
From left: Bertha Roberts, Bea Tougas, Loretta Brunke, and Alma Battersby residents of Chartwell Willow Retirement Community, participated in the retirement home’s food drive for the Friends In Need Food Bank. (Special to The News)

Seniors help food bank through silent auction at Maple Ridge retirement home

Chartwell Willow lifestyle and program manager auctioned off her Christmas decor

From left: Bertha Roberts, Bea Tougas, Loretta Brunke, and Alma Battersby residents of Chartwell Willow Retirement Community, participated in the retirement home’s food drive for the Friends In Need Food Bank. (Special to The News)
Denise Salapa. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Maple Ridge seniors share favourite holiday films

White Christmas and Home Alone two of the tops

Denise Salapa. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Chef Rob Field with the Salvation Army made it out of the kitchen at Maple Ridge Alliance Church, to serve food. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Hundreds of seniors from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows enjoy Christmas meal

More than 250 came out for the Community Services event

Chef Rob Field with the Salvation Army made it out of the kitchen at Maple Ridge Alliance Church, to serve food. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Name-changing rules in B.C. have been eased slightly, following a report from the Ombudsperson that showed the requirements were, at times, too stringent. (Credit: Pixabay/ Sabinevanerp)

B.C. name-changing rules eased following finding of discrimination against senior

Woman in 70s faced barriers when trying to correct misspelled name on birth certificate

Name-changing rules in B.C. have been eased slightly, following a report from the Ombudsperson that showed the requirements were, at times, too stringent. (Credit: Pixabay/ Sabinevanerp)
Lynda Lawrence, Debbie MacRae, Karen Gallello, Julie Friesen, Claire Viktoa, and Ineka Bockhorst, with Meadow Ridge Rotary Club helped to pack 300 gift bags for the Community Services Seniors’ Christmas Luncheon. (Community Services Facebook/Special to The News)

300 Christmas gift bags packed for Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows seniors in need

Bags will be handed out at a luncheon at Maple Ridge Alliance Church

Lynda Lawrence, Debbie MacRae, Karen Gallello, Julie Friesen, Claire Viktoa, and Ineka Bockhorst, with Meadow Ridge Rotary Club helped to pack 300 gift bags for the Community Services Seniors’ Christmas Luncheon. (Community Services Facebook/Special to The News)
Joyce Herrod (right) wrestled presents back from the Grinch at her Dec. 9 lunch event for seniors in need. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

99-year-old Maple Ridge resident donates $20,000 to local programs

Joyce Herrod provided seniors in need with a free lunch event, topped with jazz performances

Joyce Herrod (right) wrestled presents back from the Grinch at her Dec. 9 lunch event for seniors in need. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
Claire of Burnaby took part in the survey conducted by the Office of the Seniors’ Advocate in 2016-17. She found the experience very rewarding, as she connected with Cantonese-speaking seniors in their own language. (Special to The Star)

Asking long-term care residents their views

Comprehensive survey from Seniors’ Advocate seeks volunteers to connect with residents

  • Dec 5, 2022
Claire of Burnaby took part in the survey conducted by the Office of the Seniors’ Advocate in 2016-17. She found the experience very rewarding, as she connected with Cantonese-speaking seniors in their own language. (Special to The Star)