Seniors

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More Canadians planning to continue living at home as they age, survey suggests

Sixty per cent of respondents said the COVID-19 pandemic had changed their opinion

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‘We’re here to help’: Timely hearing solutions when and where they’re needed

‘We’re here to help’: Timely hearing solutions when and where they’re needed

Maple Ridge vision and hearing centre welcomes patients safely

  • Oct 12, 2020
‘We’re here to help’: Timely hearing solutions when and where they’re needed
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)
RoadSafetyBC may require a driver to complete a road test re-examination called an Enhanced Road Assessment. (BlackPress Media files)

Driving safely in your senior years

Many mature Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows drivers remain competent behind the wheel

  • Oct 4, 2020
RoadSafetyBC may require a driver to complete a road test re-examination called an Enhanced Road Assessment. (BlackPress Media files)
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Staying socially connected vital for seniors’ health

Plenty of options for people 55-and-older to improve social connections in Maple Ridge/ Pitt Meadows

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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)
Maple Ridge resident Bob Russell walks six-year-old Cooper and four-year-old Ellie, two Shih Tzu, Papillon cross pups every Monday to help Anne Burgess-Clark who signed up for support with her dogs through ElderDog. (Christina Saremba/Special to The News)

VIDEO: Non-profit helps local seniors with dog care

ElderDog offers services for seniors in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Maple Ridge resident Bob Russell walks six-year-old Cooper and four-year-old Ellie, two Shih Tzu, Papillon cross pups every Monday to help Anne Burgess-Clark who signed up for support with her dogs through ElderDog. (Christina Saremba/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows caregivers need care too

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows caregivers need care too

Community support is vital to the well-being of local caregivers

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows caregivers need care too
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)
Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows and Katzie Community Response Network looks to shine light on elder abuse

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows and Katzie Community Response Network looks to shine light on elder abuse

One of main risks for potential abuse is isolation, which has increased with COVID-19

Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows and Katzie Community Response Network looks to shine light on elder abuse
The Canadian Association of Retired Persons is marking National Seniors Day with a virtual event.

Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge 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.
Friends in Need Food Bank executive director Mary Robson, right, says the Seniors Food Bank offers a sense of community. (The News-files)

Seniors Food Bank starting again in Maple Ridge

The service will be offered every Monday

Friends in Need Food Bank executive director Mary Robson, right, says the Seniors Food Bank offers a sense of community. (The News-files)
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)

Report raises questions about COVID outbreak that killed 25 seniors at Langley Lodge

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)
Welcome home: Independent senior living in Maple Ridge

Welcome home: Independent senior living in Maple Ridge

Welcoming singles and couples to Christopherson House

  • Sep 14, 2020
Welcome home: Independent senior living in Maple Ridge
UPDATE: Evicted 86-year-old has been given accommodation

UPDATE: Evicted 86-year-old has been given accommodation

Maple Ridge mayor met with elderly man who was put out of his apartment

UPDATE: Evicted 86-year-old has been given accommodation
Lloyd Shewchuk, 86, was evicted from Royal Crescent Estates on Sept. 4, 2020, with nowhere else to go. (Neil Corbett/Maple Ridge News).

86-year-old man evicted from Maple Ridge apartment, no place to go

Says family member with addiction problems was the cause

Lloyd Shewchuk, 86, was evicted from Royal Crescent Estates on Sept. 4, 2020, with nowhere else to go. (Neil Corbett/Maple Ridge News).
Dr. Al Neufeld, physician lead of the seniors program through the Division of Family Practice. (The Ridge Meadows Division of Family Practice/Special to the News)

New program to help seniors in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows postpone frailty

The Seniors Social Prescribing Program will connect older adults to resources

Dr. Al Neufeld, physician lead of the seniors program through the Division of Family Practice. (The Ridge Meadows Division of Family Practice/Special to the News)