Seniors

Victoria seniors leading the fitness charge

Victoria seniors leading the fitness charge

Go at your own pace, advises 87-year-old gym buff

Victoria seniors leading the fitness charge
Jennifer Whiteside, secretary-business manager of the Hospital Employees’ Union. (Black Press)

BC BUDGET: New money helps seniors’ care shortage

Job stability for care aides key to recruitment, union leader says

Jennifer Whiteside, secretary-business manager of the Hospital Employees’ Union. (Black Press)
There are 28,000 seniors in publicly funded residential care today, and only 15 per cent of facilities are meeting the provincial standard for daily care hours. (Flicker/Creative Commons)

B.C. VIEWS: Who will care for frail elderly?

Today’s nursing home labour shortage is just the beginning

There are 28,000 seniors in publicly funded residential care today, and only 15 per cent of facilities are meeting the provincial standard for daily care hours. (Flicker/Creative Commons)
BC Seniors Advocate Isobelle Mackenzie (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. senior care improving, but most far below staffing target

Seniors Advocate finds 15% met care hours standard last year, up from 9%

BC Seniors Advocate Isobelle Mackenzie (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Seniors can be referred for testing after a doctor or police report on their mental fitness. (Canadian Association of Retired Persons)

B.C. seniors to get new driving assessment

Road test replacing DriveABLE computer starting in March

Seniors can be referred for testing after a doctor or police report on their mental fitness. (Canadian Association of Retired Persons)
Mealtime at a residential care home for seniors. (B.C. Care Providers Association)

NDP’s Adrian Dix tackles seniors’ residential care gap

Nine of 10 seniors’ homes don’t meet provincial standard

Mealtime at a residential care home for seniors. (B.C. Care Providers Association)
(Standing, from left) Brian Roe, general manager of Somerset House; Gary Forsgren, g.m. of Amica at the Gorge; Kim Dixon, executive director of the James Bay New Horizons Centre; (kneeling) John Lioudakis, g.m. of Douglas House, and Ron Gibson, g.m. of Amica Beechwood in Sidney celebrate the donation of a passenger vanthrough Amica’s Helping Hands company wide community charity program. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Helping Hands delivers for city seniors in Greater Victoria

New van, care baskets among the benefits brought to area seniors through Amica program

(Standing, from left) Brian Roe, general manager of Somerset House; Gary Forsgren, g.m. of Amica at the Gorge; Kim Dixon, executive director of the James Bay New Horizons Centre; (kneeling) John Lioudakis, g.m. of Douglas House, and Ron Gibson, g.m. of Amica Beechwood in Sidney celebrate the donation of a passenger vanthrough Amica’s Helping Hands company wide community charity program. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Residents at Beacon Hill Villa and kindergarten students from South Park Family School share the wonder of a butterfly release at the Villa’s gardens in James Bay. Tim Collins/Victoria News

Victoria kindergarten students share natural wonder with neighbouring seniors

Young children, ‘elder buddies’ connect through visiting program

  • Jun 29, 2017
Residents at Beacon Hill Villa and kindergarten students from South Park Family School share the wonder of a butterfly release at the Villa’s gardens in James Bay. Tim Collins/Victoria News