Seniors

Port Alberni woman’s needlepoint is out of this world

Maggie Hansford is still looking for a home for her NASA-inspired artwork

  • Mar 9, 2020

B.C. care homes well equipped to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks: seniors advocate

Isobel Mackenzie downplays concerns seniors are at risk

VALLEY SENIORS: Active Port Alberni senior is in love with Vancouver Island

Maggi Slassor is involved in numerous aspects of her community

  • Feb 26, 2020

Registration opens soon for BC 55+ Games in Richmond

2020 55+ Games have been officially scheduled for Sept. 15 to 19

Report highlights need for more publicly funded assisted living units for B.C. seniors

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is calling on province to boost assisted living units in B.C.

For-profit senior care homes spend less on staff, B.C. advocate says

Isobel Mackenzie and Adrian Dix focus on private and public care

VALLEY SENIORS: Sunshine Servers serve up a good time in Port Alberni

The group, formed in 2004, has volunteered hundreds of hours in the community

  • Jan 29, 2020

Alberni floor curlers win tournament in Nanoose Bay

Four teams from Port Alberni compete on the road

Creating community with Micky Fleming

Cherish Living Group CEO loves helping others

  • Oct 30, 2019

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

LETTER: Seniors home care, day programs expanding, Adrian Dix says

B.C. health minister responds to latest Seniors Advocate report

  • Jan 23, 2019

Home care declines as B.C. senior population grows, advocate says

More deferring property tax, using rent subsidy to stay at home

B.C. VIEWS: Seniors home worker discrimination finally ending

Health Minister Adrian Dix righting a serious wrong

B.C. union celebrates end of senior care ’contract flipping’

Adrian Dix says stability is key to increasing care standards

B.C. making progress on senior care staffing, Adrian Dix says

Minister aims to meet residential care provincial standard by 2021

Still too many B.C. seniors in care facilities, or at home on drugs

Seniors Advocate watching use of antipsychotics, opioids

Contract care homes mean more hospital deaths: seniors advocate

B.C. Care Providers Association questions report’s method, conclusions

BC BUDGET: New money helps seniors’ care shortage

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

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

Today’s nursing home labour shortage is just the beginning

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

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