Orlando Delano

The Alberni Valley Old Time Fiddlers perform a tune at a local seniors home.

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.

The Alberni Valley Old Time Fiddlers perform a tune at a local seniors home.
Fir Park Village

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

Fir Park Village
Derek Drewe shows off the Abbeyfield photo quilt.

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.

Derek Drewe shows off the Abbeyfield photo quilt.
Gerry Fagan has helped hundreds through his volunteering.

‘Mr. Volunteer’ helps hundreds with his efforts

Gerry Fagan has dedicated decades to helping others.

Gerry Fagan has helped hundreds through his volunteering.
Staff member Jeanette Stacey has has worked in the kitchen since 2002

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.

Staff member Jeanette Stacey has has worked in the kitchen since 2002
Art Wynans works on a new upholstory for the Abbeyfield chairs.

A tale of two homes

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

Art Wynans works on a new upholstory for the Abbeyfield chairs.

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.

Taking care of her aging mother-in-law prepared Roumanis for a career working with seniors.

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.

Taking care of her aging mother-in-law prepared Roumanis for a career working with seniors.
Steve Cate

Alberni seniors flex sunflower power

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

Steve Cate
Muriel Thompson

Thompson drives enthusiasm at Abbeyfield House

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

Muriel Thompson
Volunteer Mark Phillips cuts the lawn at the facility

Seniors celebrate volunteers

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

Volunteer Mark Phillips cuts the lawn at the facility
Residents of Heritage Place who are age 90 (and over) include: Standing

Over 90 in Alberni and loving it

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

Residents of Heritage Place who are age 90 (and over) include: Standing

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 is retiring from Tsawaayuus

Bunt Cranmer retiring from Rainbow Gardens

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

Bunt Cranmer is retiring from Tsawaayuus
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