Orlando Delano

Fiddlers play for the love of music

The Old Time Fiddlers are getting more and more popular in our community and other Island’s areas.

Life in the village–Fir Park Village–is good

As December approaches, life in the Valley is getting busy and at times hectic. So is the life in Fir Park Village

VALLEY SENIORS: Around the world with Derek Drewe

For the past 22 years, the seniors in the Valley have “traveled around the world” in the comfort of their homes, thanks to Derek Drewe.

‘Mr. Volunteer’ helps hundreds with his efforts

Gerry Fagan has dedicated decades to helping others.

Kitchen staffer cooks up warmth at Abbeyfield

Jeanette Stacey instrumental to Abbeyfield's success in providing a home-like environment to dozens of seniors in the Alberni Valley.

A tale of two homes

The dining room tables and chairs at Abbeyfield got a little TLC recently.

Seniors home salute volunteers

Valley Seniors is a monthly feature compiled by scribe Orlando Delano, who writes about features in Alberni seniors complexes.

Abbeyfield starts with plan for future

Abbeyfield inaugurated the new year with a working session and plan for the future of this independent-living Valley seniors home

Seniors share New Year’s Eve memories

For some, the farewell to the 12 months bring memories of old traditions that were celebrated with families and friends.

Roscoe-Roumanis: dedicated seniors’ worker

Victoria Roscoe-Roumanis is a committed worker who has contributed to a more positive existence for hundreds of seniors in Alberni.

Alberni seniors flex sunflower power

Rainbow Gardens (Tsaawaayus) held its annual Sunflower Competition to usher in the beginning of the fall.

Thompson drives enthusiasm at Abbeyfield House

Muriel Thompson is a longtime resident at Port Alberni's Abbeyfield House.

Seniors celebrate volunteers

For almost a decade, Mark Phillips has been involved in assisting the seniors and the staff of Abbeyfield Port Alberni.

Over 90 in Alberni and loving it

The fifth annual “Over 90s Club” was successfully held at Heritage Place this month.

Alberni: what’s on for seniors

A smattering of events, workshops and things to do for seniors in Port Alberni.

Valley Seniors: a chat abotu all that is good in Canada

Five Alberni seniors talk about the reasons they are proud to live in Canada.

Valley Seniors: A milestone for Alberni’s Echo Village

Echo Village senior facility in Port Alberni is nearing its 20th year in operation.

Bunt Cranmer retiring from Rainbow Gardens

In the 1990s she pushed to have Rainbow Gardens seniors' care facility built. Now, she's retiring.