Seniors

A 93-year-old senior is left with nothing but bitcoin receipts after being scammed out of $15,000 in July. She’s hoping that sharing her experience will prevent others from being hurt. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Cloverdale senior hit by tag-teaming scammers, defrauding her of $15,000

93-year-old grandmother doesn’t want to see this happen to other seniors

 

Duncan Watson learns the basics of pickleball provided by OPC Pickleball Club’s pilot program to help people with Parkinson’s disease. (Maire Watson photo)

Pickleball for Parkinson’s: B.C. club hopes program can help provide exercise for life

Parksville players learning the game in bid to add life-extending activity to their regular routine

 

Residents and staff at Age Care (formerly Cariboo Place) in Williams Lake enjoy a visit from Rayell Peterson and her family and their horse. The visit was intended to keep the residents connected to their past rural lifestyles. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Age Care residents in Williams Lake enjoy special visitors

Rayell Peterson and family dropped in with a horse for seniors to connect with recently

 

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B.C.’s seniors advocate urges seniors and caregivers to prepare for rising temperatures

Dual focus during high temperatures is to keep the room cool and to keep the body cool

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Orist Sharun, 95, and Elsie Sharun, 90, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a party at the Seniors’ Activity Centre Sunday, July 17. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary

Elsie and Orist Sharun have called Williams Lake home since 1957

Orist Sharun, 95, and Elsie Sharun, 90, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a party at the Seniors’ Activity Centre Sunday, July 17. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Louis Brier Home and Hospital is a long-term care facility in Vancouver, pictured in 2019. CEO David Keselman said guidelines need to reflect how care has become more complex since he first became a nurse roughly 30 years ago. (Photo: Google Street View).

‘We are still not prepared’: B.C. care home advocates call for action amid recommendations

Experts say it is time to re-evaluate staffing ratio guidelines in the province

Louis Brier Home and Hospital is a long-term care facility in Vancouver, pictured in 2019. CEO David Keselman said guidelines need to reflect how care has become more complex since he first became a nurse roughly 30 years ago. (Photo: Google Street View).
Liberal MP Hedy Fry speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, on June 15, 2017. Fry introduced a private bill in late June, Bill C-295, that would amend Section 215 of the Criminal Code to specifically criminalize owners and managers of long-term care homes for failing to provide the “necessaries of life” to vulnerable adults. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ottawa exploring criminal reform as Liberal MP tables bill on long-term care neglect

Bill C-295 looks to criminalize care home owners who fail to provide residents with necessities

Liberal MP Hedy Fry speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, on June 15, 2017. Fry introduced a private bill in late June, Bill C-295, that would amend Section 215 of the Criminal Code to specifically criminalize owners and managers of long-term care homes for failing to provide the “necessaries of life” to vulnerable adults. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie held a Town Hall meeting at the Campbell River Seniors Centre Wednesday, July 6 to hear issues and concerNs from Campbell River seniors. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Majority of seniors in B.C. live independently in their own home

B.C. Seniors Advocate provides snapshot of the state of life as a senior in the province

B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie held a Town Hall meeting at the Campbell River Seniors Centre Wednesday, July 6 to hear issues and concerNs from Campbell River seniors. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Tony Saville stands next to his 1947 Pontiac at the Lakers Car Club Spring Roundup Show and Shine in May. He restored the car over four years. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Tony Saville is a man of many talents

This senior has kept his free time full with a range of hobbies

Tony Saville stands next to his 1947 Pontiac at the Lakers Car Club Spring Roundup Show and Shine in May. He restored the car over four years. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Pictured during 2015, Aaron Craven (right) is with his mother, Patricia Craven (center), and his father, Donald Craven (left), who passed away in 2018. (Photo: Aaron Craven/ B.C. Alzheimer's Society).

Advocates want more consistency in B.C.’s extended care visitation policies post-pandemic

Constantly shifting rules around essential visitors hard on people’s mental health

Pictured during 2015, Aaron Craven (right) is with his mother, Patricia Craven (center), and his father, Donald Craven (left), who passed away in 2018. (Photo: Aaron Craven/ B.C. Alzheimer's Society).
Martin Kruus was sharing his experiences with solar power and electric vehicles at a sustainable living information session as part of the Cariboo Chilcotin Elder College programs. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake seniors hungry for sustainable living information

Full house for seminar on sustainable living information sharing

Martin Kruus was sharing his experiences with solar power and electric vehicles at a sustainable living information session as part of the Cariboo Chilcotin Elder College programs. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Tina Dersken is the Old Age Pensioners Organization. (Angie Mindus file photo)

Williams Lake seniors group hosts BCOAPO provincial convention

Delegates discussed issues of importance to seniors

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Tina Dersken is the Old Age Pensioners Organization. (Angie Mindus file photo)
Diana Shklanka and her dog Alpo are intrepid trekkers through the fields of the Cariboo area. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

SMART 55: Diana Shklanka enjoys wandering amongst Cariboo wildflowers

Outings with her dog are how this senior is spending her retirement years

Diana Shklanka and her dog Alpo are intrepid trekkers through the fields of the Cariboo area. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Program to increase digital literacy among older adults in the Williiams Lake area to be expanded thanks to a grant for $50,000. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cariboo Poverty reduction program to receive boost with $50,000 grant

Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy will lead expansion of services to assist seniors

Program to increase digital literacy among older adults in the Williiams Lake area to be expanded thanks to a grant for $50,000. (Black Press Media file photo)
Eva Navrot, on left, holds an emergency preparedness book for seniors, with Sandra Abbott, a senior who appreciates the services offered at the Seniors Activity Centre. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Seniors support provided at WEAAD event in Williams Lake

Event to provide awareness, built relationships will take place June 15 at Seniors Activity Centre

Eva Navrot, on left, holds an emergency preparedness book for seniors, with Sandra Abbott, a senior who appreciates the services offered at the Seniors Activity Centre. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
B.C. is investing another $12 million into the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program, and upping the weekly amount participants receive from $21 to $27. (Photo: BC Association of Farmers’ Markets)

B.C. upping access to farmers’ market coupon program with $12-million injection

Program provides low-income households, seniors, pregnant people with weekly coupons for local goods

B.C. is investing another $12 million into the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program, and upping the weekly amount participants receive from $21 to $27. (Photo: BC Association of Farmers’ Markets)
The interior of Ucluelet resident Katharine Fleming’s van was demolished on Friday morning when a bear became trapped inside and desperately tried to break its way out. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Bear destroys Vancouver Island van after getting trapped inside

RCMP officer frees black bear, but not before it obliterates the vehicle’s interior

The interior of Ucluelet resident Katharine Fleming’s van was demolished on Friday morning when a bear became trapped inside and desperately tried to break its way out. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Randy Isfeld, 73, enjoys making creations out of wood and had a booth at Seedy Saturday and Early Williams Lake Farmers’ Market held Saturday, April 30, at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex parking lot. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

SMART 55: Creativity fuels Williams Lake senior’s free time

Randy Isfeld enjoys making wood bird houses and other creations

Randy Isfeld, 73, enjoys making creations out of wood and had a booth at Seedy Saturday and Early Williams Lake Farmers’ Market held Saturday, April 30, at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex parking lot. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Seniors advocates are available at the Williams Lake Seniors Activity Centre. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

SMART55: Seniors advocates here to help

There are a wide variety of services in Williams Lake

Seniors advocates are available at the Williams Lake Seniors Activity Centre. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Residents are shown at Idola Saint-Jean long-term care home in Laval, Que., Friday, February 25, 2022. The latest census release on aging marks another milestone on the slow march to what experts warn will be a crisis in care for Canada’s elders. CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

2021 census shows number of seniors over 85 expected to triple in next 25 years

Last year the oldest baby boomers turned 76, and most probably live independently

Residents are shown at Idola Saint-Jean long-term care home in Laval, Que., Friday, February 25, 2022. The latest census release on aging marks another milestone on the slow march to what experts warn will be a crisis in care for Canada’s elders. CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes