Orlando Delano

Marlene Dietrich has been the president of the Abbeyfield House Alberni Valley Society for the past 11 years.

Marlene Dietrich: an active life helping others

Marlene Dietrich has been the president of the Abbeyfield House Alberni Valley Society for the past 11 years.

Marlene Dietrich has been the president of the Abbeyfield House Alberni Valley Society for the past 11 years.
Abbeyfield resident Winnie Koal enjoys the freedom of living at the seniors’ facility.

Alberni senior remembers Air Force

Winnifred Koal, who has lived most of her life in Port Alberni, joined the Canadian Air Force in the 1950s.

Abbeyfield resident Winnie Koal enjoys the freedom of living at the seniors’ facility.
The Strummers: (back row) Pat Miller

Two dozen strummers strumming

A recreational musical group known as the "Strummers" meets at the Echo Centre every Thursday morning.

The Strummers: (back row) Pat Miller
Linda Henry

Linda Henry: Remembering work and family

This is a continuation of a feature on Linda Henry and her memories. The first part appeared in our Tuesday Oct. 25 issue.

Linda Henry
Linda

Linda Henry: Memories of years past

Learn about Linda Henry's life in this month's seniors column.

Linda
Betty Argatow has volunteered for many volunteer organizations.

Volunteering for a good cause in the Alberni Valley

Betty Argotow reflects on a life spent volunteering in Port Alberni.

Betty Argatow has volunteered for many volunteer organizations.
Twenty of the 21 residents living at Abbeyfield House in Port Alberni in 2016.

Abbeyfield Port Alberni celebrates

Abbeyfield has been a home for seniors in the Alberni Valley for 14 years.

Twenty of the 21 residents living at Abbeyfield House in Port Alberni in 2016.
Lionel Cyr

Port Alberni senior never too busy to help

Lionel Cyr is a well-known volunteer in the community who has been living in the Valley for 70 years.

Lionel Cyr
Volunteers from Heritage Place gather for a team photo.

Volunteers get involved to stay connected: study

Volunteer spirit is strong in the Alberni Valley, says Deb Walton, Heritage Place Program Coordinator.

Volunteers from Heritage Place gather for a team photo.
A band plays at Abbeyfield.

Celebrate our volunteers on April 16

Between April 10 and 16, Canadians across the country will celebrate National Volunteer Week

A band plays at Abbeyfield.
Efren Duran Encalada designed and created the mosaic on the Cathedral of Osorno

Chilean artist delighted by Alberni

Efren Duran Encalada, an artist from South America, spent several weeks in Port Alberni last summer visiting members of his family.

Efren Duran Encalada designed and created the mosaic on the Cathedral of Osorno
Memories of Christmases past kept alive

Memories of Christmases past kept alive

hroughout the years, the celebration of Christmas have changed, and so has our society too, but there is no doubt that the spirit remains.

Memories of Christmases past kept alive
Doug Thomson enjoys living at Heritage Place after a full life of natural resources work and travelling.

Thomson’s a true man of the Island

Born in Scotland in 1922, Doug Thomson immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1927.

Doug Thomson enjoys living at Heritage Place after a full life of natural resources work and travelling.
Heritage Place resident Doreen Leach as Queen Victoria.

The Royal Lady of Heritage Place

“One of the most enjoyable things I’ve done in my adult life was to portray ‘Queen Victoria’,” says Doreen Leach with a big smile.

Heritage Place resident Doreen Leach as Queen Victoria.
Terry Brown

The importance of family support

Seniors who stay involved in the lives of friends and family fare better than those who do not.

Terry Brown
Bob Hudson plays the piano at Abbeyfield House with Betty Cartlidge at their regular musical Fridays session.

Bob Hudson makes music and memories

Bob Hudson was born to play music.

Bob Hudson plays the piano at Abbeyfield House with Betty Cartlidge at their regular musical Fridays session.
John Shaw and wife Phillis on their wedding day.

John Shaw: a happy Heritage Place tenant

“Moving to Heritage Place was one of the best and wisest move I ever made, and I love it!”, says John Shaw.

John Shaw and wife Phillis on their wedding day.
Sylvia Springer takes a moment’s rest at Abbeyfield.

Celebrating one of Abbeyfield’s best

No doubt that this community has benefited enormously from Sylvia Springer’s dedication to serve it with love.

Sylvia Springer takes a moment’s rest at Abbeyfield.

Something’s always happening at Echo Village

Echo Village is a busy place throughout the year, and residents have the staff and volunteers who put on many events to thank for it.

Abbeyfield board member Marlene Dietrich enjoys refreshments at a holiday gathering at Abbeyfield House at the end of December.

Abbeyfield wraps up year with a party

All around the various senior homes in the Alberni Valley the celebration of Christmas were enjoyed by the residents/tenants.

Abbeyfield board member Marlene Dietrich enjoys refreshments at a holiday gathering at Abbeyfield House at the end of December.