Seniors

John Kromhoff with some of the many birthday cards he received from ‘pretty near every place in the world’ after the family of the Langley centenarian let it be known that he wasn’t expecting many cards for his 100th birthday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Cards from all over the world flood in for B.C. man’s 100th birthday

An online invitation by his family produced a flood of cards to mark his 100th birthday

 

Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Liberal government moves to define ‘elder abuse’ to better target ways to stop it

Increasing cases of abuse, neglect, financial abuse or abuse of power-of-attorney being flagged

 

(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

 

An outdoor concert will be taking place for Seniors Week in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Outdoor concerts permitted to celebrate Seniors Week in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Concerts will feature live music and an end of event take away treat

An outdoor concert will be taking place for Seniors Week in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Volunteers dance outside a residence during last years Pop-up Jukebox event. (The News files)

Roving concert to celebrate Seniors Week

The second annual summer Pop Up Jukebox will also be taking place in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Volunteers dance outside a residence during last years Pop-up Jukebox event. (The News files)
Maria Perretta, executive director of the Ridge Meadows Seniors Society. (Special to The News)

New virtual programming for seniors in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Collaboration between the Ridge Meadows Seniors Society and centres across Metro Vancouver

Maria Perretta, executive director of the Ridge Meadows Seniors Society. (Special to The News)
Elder abuse can manifest itself in many forms, including emotional, financial, physical and even sexual abuse. (Photo contributed)

Wear purple for World Seniors Abuse Awareness Day on June 15

Abuse incidents up as seniors in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows face more social isolation due to COVID

Elder abuse can manifest itself in many forms, including emotional, financial, physical and even sexual abuse. (Photo contributed)
Seniors enjoyed an socially-distanced outdoor concert and dance party in the parking lot of the Pitt Meadows Seniors Activity Centre last year. (The News files)

Plenty to do for Seniors Week in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

A roving musician, photo contest, scavenger hunt, and more

Seniors enjoyed an socially-distanced outdoor concert and dance party in the parking lot of the Pitt Meadows Seniors Activity Centre last year. (The News files)
Last years winner was Donna Lynn Prior who entered a photo submission of Francesca DeGroot of Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Photos of Fabulous seniors wanted for contest

The second annual contest is being put on by the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Netowork

Last years winner was Donna Lynn Prior who entered a photo submission of Francesca DeGroot of Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Raman Narang is the coordinator of Caregiver Connections. (Special to The News)

Free support program for senior caregivers in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Provides unpaid care providers with support, respite and social connections

Raman Narang is the coordinator of Caregiver Connections. (Special to The News)
Program to increase digital literacy among older adults to be operated out of Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Community Services. (Special to The News)

New seniors digital literacy program to be offered in Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows

Community Services was one of 29 non-profit service agencies to receive an Active Aging Plus grant

Program to increase digital literacy among older adults to be operated out of Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Community Services. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Community Services’ Better at Home Program is now offering a grocery delivery program for seniors. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows organization now delivering groceries for seniors

Community Services’ Better at Home Program filling in the gaps of Thrifty Foods Sendial program

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Community Services’ Better at Home Program is now offering a grocery delivery program for seniors. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Seniors Village is one of five members of the British Columbia Seniors Living Association. (The News files)

BC Seniors Living Association’s Seal of Approval goes digital

Better quality of life the goal for member communities like those in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Maple Ridge Seniors Village is one of five members of the British Columbia Seniors Living Association. (The News files)
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
Heather Treleaven. (Special to The News)

Honouree highlights work of Maple Ridge dementia task force

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s in May

Heather Treleaven. (Special to The News)
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)
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)
Easter goodie bags were handed out to vulnerable seniors in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Seniors not forgotten this Easter

Community groups in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows donated time to create packages of sweets

Easter goodie bags were handed out to vulnerable seniors in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
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)
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)