seniors housing

B.C. says it will expedite the registration time for internationally-trained nurses to get practising. (Credit: Pixabay/Antonio-Corigliano)

B.C. cutting costs for retired nurses to return, internationally-educated ones to start

Announcement comes amid about 5,200 nursing vacancies

 

A White Rock senior says current government representation doesn’t go far enough when it comes to regulating rent increases at some retirement homes in B.C. Unsplash.com image

B.C. senior says more protection needed for rental rates at retirement homes in the province

Private facilities may raise rent, hospitality costs as inflation rises

 

Michael Marshall, 25, UBCO physics student living at the Vinyards. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

UBCO students rent affordable units at senior’s residence in exchange for fun

Two students in their 20s are living at the Vinyards residence for seniors

 

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
The new building is on Church Avenue next to Ferland Park in Vanderhoof. (Submitted Photo)

New seniors building opening soon in Vanderhoof the 1st of its kind in B.C.

New facility brings affordable housing and holistic dementia care to seniors in April

The new building is on Church Avenue next to Ferland Park in Vanderhoof. (Submitted Photo)
Scales of justice (file photo)

Architect ordered to pay $9M in lawsuit over failed Osoyoos seniors development

Cactus Ridge was intended to be a 92-unit assisted living property built in 2008

Scales of justice (file photo)
Close to 75 protesters with signs marched between FIr Park Village and Echo Village long-term care homes in Port Alberni on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 to advocate for better conditions and management at the facilities. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Supporters protest conditions at two Port Alberni care homes as grievances pile up

Staff shortages are compromising care, says Echo Village resident

Close to 75 protesters with signs marched between FIr Park Village and Echo Village long-term care homes in Port Alberni on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 to advocate for better conditions and management at the facilities. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
North Island MLA Michele Babchuk visited the Hardy Bay Senior Citizens Centre on Tuesday, July 13 for an informal chat. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

North Island MLA meets with Hardy Bay Senior Citizens Society

Rosaline Glynn, president of the society, said the visit went fantastic

North Island MLA Michele Babchuk visited the Hardy Bay Senior Citizens Centre on Tuesday, July 13 for an informal chat. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Hardy Bay Senior Citizen’s president Rosaline Glynn is handed a cheque for $8,000 from Gene Cadwallader, president of Keltic Seafoods, to cover the remaining costs for building a new roof at the seniors’ centre. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Another big donation comes in for seniors centre new roof project

Keltic Seafoods handed over an $8,000 donation to Rosaline Glynn

Hardy Bay Senior Citizen’s president Rosaline Glynn is handed a cheque for $8,000 from Gene Cadwallader, president of Keltic Seafoods, to cover the remaining costs for building a new roof at the seniors’ centre. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Blueprints for the seniors housing project in Port Hardy. (North Island Seniors Housing Foundation photo)
Blueprints for the seniors housing project in Port Hardy. (North Island Seniors Housing Foundation photo)
Blueprints for the seniors housing project in Port Hardy. (North Island Seniors Housing Foundation photo)

BC Housing declines North Island Seniors Housing Foundation’s proposal to build units

BC Housing will be explaining why exactly the project was declined at a June 18 meeting

Blueprints for the seniors housing project in Port Hardy. (North Island Seniors Housing Foundation photo)
Blueprints for the seniors housing project in Port Hardy. (North Island Seniors’ Housing Foundation photo)

Port Hardy seniors housing project could be approved any day now

The NISHF has been working on plans for seniors’ housing in Port Hardy for four years

Blueprints for the seniors housing project in Port Hardy. (North Island Seniors’ Housing Foundation photo)
Thirteen-year-old Grace Farquharson visited her grandmother, Rita Humber, for the first time in more than a year. Humber, 89, is a resident at Marwood House, a long-term care home at Langley Memorial Hospital. They’re both elated to be able to see and hug after a province-wide lockdown due to COVID. (Black Press Media files)

Smiles abound as B.C. seniors in care get to see their families again

As of Thursday, the restrictions around visitation of elderly in long-term care has been eased

  • Apr 3, 2021
Thirteen-year-old Grace Farquharson visited her grandmother, Rita Humber, for the first time in more than a year. Humber, 89, is a resident at Marwood House, a long-term care home at Langley Memorial Hospital. They’re both elated to be able to see and hug after a province-wide lockdown due to COVID. (Black Press Media files)
Medically assisted deaths will not be allowed at the new Hamlets in Duncan, a residential care facility that is being built on the corner of Beverly Street and York Road. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

No doctor assisted death allowed at Hamlets in Duncan

Faith-based company that owns facility believes in sanctity of life

Medically assisted deaths will not be allowed at the new Hamlets in Duncan, a residential care facility that is being built on the corner of Beverly Street and York Road. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
An aerial view of Cortes Island’s Seniors Village. ( Photo/Bill Weaver)

Cortes Island affordable housing project hangs by a thread

Regional decision makers resort to COVID-19 concerns despite virtual meeting option and push hearing to September

An aerial view of Cortes Island’s Seniors Village. ( Photo/Bill Weaver)
Residents and staff at the Berwick House in Gordon Head came together to sing “This Little Light of Mine” by Harry Dixon Loes in a music video sent to their families. (Screenshot from the music video via Berwick Retirement Communities)
Residents and staff at the Berwick House in Gordon Head came together to sing “This Little Light of Mine” by Harry Dixon Loes in a music video sent to their families. (Screenshot from the music video via Berwick Retirement Communities)
Seniors at Peninsula Retirement Residence are doling out words of wisdom for younger generations as a way to keep busy and stay connected to those in their community. (Contributed photos)

PHOTOS: B.C. seniors offer advice to younger generations

Residents of Penisula Retirement Residence offer words of widsom via homemade signs

Seniors at Peninsula Retirement Residence are doling out words of wisdom for younger generations as a way to keep busy and stay connected to those in their community. (Contributed photos)
The Waverly Seniors Village in Chilliwack has been deemed a ‘high-risk’ facility by Fraser Health for ongoing violations of regulations and standards of practice. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

‘A horror show:’ Ex-employee shares experience at problematic Chilliwack seniors’ home

Workers are paid below industry standard at all Retirement Concepts facilities

The Waverly Seniors Village in Chilliwack has been deemed a ‘high-risk’ facility by Fraser Health for ongoing violations of regulations and standards of practice. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
North Island Seniors Housing Foundation file photo

North Island Seniors Housing Foundation is progressing towards its goals

“The membership of the Foundation reflects the multicultural demographics of the North Island”

  • Jan 28, 2020
North Island Seniors Housing Foundation file photo
Creating community with Micky Fleming

Creating community with Micky Fleming

Cherish Living Group CEO loves helping others

  • Oct 30, 2019
Creating community with Micky Fleming