Seniors

Seniors enjoy an outdoor concert and dance party outside the Pitt Meadows Seniors Activity Centre in June. (The News files).

Pitt Meadows seniors centre re-opening for select programs

Extra cleaning, limited participants part of new health protocols

  • Aug 26, 2020
Seniors enjoy an outdoor concert and dance party outside the Pitt Meadows Seniors Activity Centre in June. (The News files).
Fraser Health is holding Falls Prevention Clinics virtually. (Contributed)
Fraser Health is holding Falls Prevention Clinics virtually. (Contributed)
Independence through innovation: Providing valuable tools for daily living

Independence through innovation: Providing valuable tools for daily living

Find the products + product knowledge to meet your mobility challenges

  • Aug 10, 2020
Independence through innovation: Providing valuable tools for daily living
A UBC study found that older women without social ties are more likely to be affected by obesity. (Submitted)

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.”

A UBC study found that older women without social ties are more likely to be affected by obesity. (Submitted)
A socially-distanced Seniors Week was celebrated outside the Pitt Meadows Seniors Recreation Centre recently. (THE NEWS files)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows seniors can expect new resource guide in September

More information on elder abuse prevention and legal support services

A socially-distanced Seniors Week was celebrated outside the Pitt Meadows Seniors Recreation Centre recently. (THE NEWS files)
Marissa Stalman’s ongoing commitment to working with persons with dementia was inspired by her journey with her grandmother, Pat Stalman, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia before passing away January, 2020. (Contributed)

Pandemic support for people with dementia in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

My Fears and Frustrations: Living with Dementia During a Pandemic is a free one-hour virtual peer-support group

Marissa Stalman’s ongoing commitment to working with persons with dementia was inspired by her journey with her grandmother, Pat Stalman, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia before passing away January, 2020. (Contributed)
FILE – Hospital transfer workers are seen outside the Lynn Valley Centre care home in North Vancouver, B.C. on April 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

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’

FILE – Hospital transfer workers are seen outside the Lynn Valley Centre care home in North Vancouver, B.C. on April 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Seniors Tennis Society of Maple Ridge club president, Roland Muzzolini, lines up a forehand at the Maple Ridge Tennis Club. (Ronan O’Doherty/ THE NEWS)

Seniors tennis society of Maple Ridge looking for new members

Club accepts anyone over the age of 55 into their ranks

  • Jul 13, 2020
Seniors Tennis Society of Maple Ridge club president, Roland Muzzolini, lines up a forehand at the Maple Ridge Tennis Club. (Ronan O’Doherty/ THE NEWS)
Langley Lodge, a long-term care facility opened in 1974, is located in the centre of Langley City on 204th Street. It was the focus of an outbreak with a lose of two dozen residents related to COVID. The outbreak has been declared over. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Lodge’s deadly outbreak declared over

Fraser Health and long-term care home administrator confirm Friday declaration

  • Jul 3, 2020
Langley Lodge, a long-term care facility opened in 1974, is located in the centre of Langley City on 204th Street. It was the focus of an outbreak with a lose of two dozen residents related to COVID. The outbreak has been declared over. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Lodge                                Langley Lodge hopes to have the outbreak declaration lifted later next week. (Langley Advance Times files)

Canada Day serenade planned for Langley Lodge residents

As an indirect result of COVID, another elder in the long-term care home has passed away

  • Jun 26, 2020
Langley Lodge                                Langley Lodge hopes to have the outbreak declaration lifted later next week. (Langley Advance Times files)
Hospital transfer workers are seen outside the Lynn Valley Centre care home in North Vancouver, B.C. on April 8, 2020. The longterm care home was among the first in B.C. to record multiple deaths due to COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

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

Hospital transfer workers are seen outside the Lynn Valley Centre care home in North Vancouver, B.C. on April 8, 2020. The longterm care home was among the first in B.C. to record multiple deaths due to COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Maple Hill Centre, at the Langley Memorial Hospital, has a COVID outbreak. (Langley Advance Times files)

New COVID outbreak reported in Lower Mainland care home

A long-term care residence at Langley Memorial Hospital initiates outbreak protocols as of Monday

Maple Hill Centre, at the Langley Memorial Hospital, has a COVID outbreak. (Langley Advance Times files)
A female caregiver comforts a senior. (Yuri Arcurs Productions/Special to Black Press Media)

Open dialogue could prevent financial abuse of seniors

COVID brings with it a sense of isolation that could make elders more vulnerable than ever to fraud

  • Jun 14, 2020
A female caregiver comforts a senior. (Yuri Arcurs Productions/Special to Black Press Media)
Reminding seniors of the importance of not giving out personal or financial information to people you don’t know or over the phone is an important first step. (Submitted)

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

Reminding seniors of the importance of not giving out personal or financial information to people you don’t know or over the phone is an important first step. (Submitted)
In a Wednesday, June 10 update the Langley Lodge reported no new cases of COVID-19 or fatalities. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Lodge reports no new COVID-19 cases, deaths

An outbreak at the care home was declared for a second time on April 29

In a Wednesday, June 10 update the Langley Lodge reported no new cases of COVID-19 or fatalities. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
M. Therese Duc Leonard

FABULOUS: Ex-mother-in-law still an inspiration

News readers sent in photos of seniors in their life who are worthy of recognition

  • Jun 11, 2020
M. Therese Duc Leonard
FABULOUS: 92 years young and Pitt Meadows widower going strong

FABULOUS: 92 years young and Pitt Meadows widower going strong

Send in your Fabulous Senior picture to contests@mapleridgenews.com before end of today

  • Jun 10, 2020
FABULOUS: 92 years young and Pitt Meadows widower going strong
Barb Stevenson, left, Port Alberni Mayor Sharie Minions and John Douglas prepare to raise a flag for World Elder Abuse Day at city hall in 2019. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15. (Submitted)

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

Elder abuse can be physical, financial, sexual or psychological

Barb Stevenson, left, Port Alberni Mayor Sharie Minions and John Douglas prepare to raise a flag for World Elder Abuse Day at city hall in 2019. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15. (Submitted)
One staffer tested positive at Langley Lodge on Sunday, June 7, but no new resident cases have been detected (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
One staffer tested positive at Langley Lodge on Sunday, June 7, but no new resident cases have been detected (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
FABULOUS: Seniors centre staffer shares sampling of inspirational elders

FABULOUS: Seniors centre staffer shares sampling of inspirational elders

Send in your Fabulous Senior picture to contests@mapleridgenews.com before end of day Monday

  • Jun 8, 2020
FABULOUS: Seniors centre staffer shares sampling of inspirational elders