Seniors

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Castlegar seniors ‘Engaging in Aging’

Local seniors expo brought service providers and seniors together

 

B.C. is investing another $12 million into the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program, and upping the weekly amount participants receive from $21 to $27. (Photo: BC Association of Farmers’ Markets)

B.C. upping access to farmers’ market coupon program with $12-million injection

Program provides low-income households, seniors, pregnant people with weekly coupons for local goods

 

Sandi McCreight is this year’s Castlegar Citizen of the Year. Photo: Betsy Kline
Sandi McCreight is this year’s Castlegar Citizen of the Year. Photo: Betsy Kline
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Police campaign aims to prevent B.C. seniors falling victim to scams

The Times often receives calls about locals, usually seniors, targeted by a scammer.

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The interior of Ucluelet resident Katharine Fleming’s van was demolished on Friday morning when a bear became trapped inside and desperately tried to break its way out. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Bear destroys Vancouver Island van after getting trapped inside

RCMP officer frees black bear, but not before it obliterates the vehicle’s interior

The interior of Ucluelet resident Katharine Fleming’s van was demolished on Friday morning when a bear became trapped inside and desperately tried to break its way out. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Nadine Livingston (seated) and the Golden Oldies Choir performing at Talarico Place in April. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar’s Golden Oldies’ leader will be missed

Choir director Nadine Livingston brought fun and discipline to the choir

Nadine Livingston (seated) and the Golden Oldies Choir performing at Talarico Place in April. Photo: Submitted
Carpet bowling takes place on Tuesdays at the Castlegar Seniors Centre. Photo: submitted

May activities at Castlegar Seniors Centre

Find out what’s going on this month for local seniors

Carpet bowling takes place on Tuesdays at the Castlegar Seniors Centre. Photo: submitted
Residents are shown at Idola Saint-Jean long-term care home in Laval, Que., Friday, February 25, 2022. The latest census release on aging marks another milestone on the slow march to what experts warn will be a crisis in care for Canada’s elders. CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

2021 census shows number of seniors over 85 expected to triple in next 25 years

Last year the oldest baby boomers turned 76, and most probably live independently

Residents are shown at Idola Saint-Jean long-term care home in Laval, Que., Friday, February 25, 2022. The latest census release on aging marks another milestone on the slow march to what experts warn will be a crisis in care for Canada’s elders. CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
An elderly Trail lady was frustrated at poor parking etiquette that left her unable to enter the driver’s side of her vehicle.

Parking faux pas frustrates Trail senior

Carroll McKenzie couldn’t squeeze her slim frame between the 2 vehicles to get in the driver seat

An elderly Trail lady was frustrated at poor parking etiquette that left her unable to enter the driver’s side of her vehicle.
While on his daily morning coffee run, Saanich resident Robert Davies, 90, found a large sum of cash and reported it to the police, who were able to reunite the person with their lost money. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

B.C. senior discovers $1,600, ‘does the right thing’ by alerting police

Robert Davies finds cash on morning coffee run; police reunite money with owner

While on his daily morning coffee run, Saanich resident Robert Davies, 90, found a large sum of cash and reported it to the police, who were able to reunite the person with their lost money. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Carpet bowling takes place on Tuesdays atthe Castlegar Seniors Centre. Photo: submitted

April activities at Castlegar Seniors Centre

Find out what’s going on this month at the centre

Carpet bowling takes place on Tuesdays atthe Castlegar Seniors Centre. Photo: submitted
Team Wes Craig, shown here at the 2019 championship in Trail, won the 2022 Men’s BC Seniors Curling Championship in Chilliwack on Sunday. Photo: Jim Bailey

Castlegar curlers compete in seniors and club championships

BC Curling Club Challenge takes place March 24-27 at the Trail Curling Centre

Team Wes Craig, shown here at the 2019 championship in Trail, won the 2022 Men’s BC Seniors Curling Championship in Chilliwack on Sunday. Photo: Jim Bailey
Ken Dimond and his grandson, Eric Staal, share a moment during Ken’s 105th birthday party. Photo by Terry Farrell

The secret to a long life? “Wake up every morning!,” says B.C. man on 105th birthday

Ken Dimond celebrates 105th birthday in Courtenay with friends and family

Ken Dimond and his grandson, Eric Staal, share a moment during Ken’s 105th birthday party. Photo by Terry Farrell
B.C.’s seniors advocate found a 49-per-cent increase in abuse, neglect and self-neglect cases over the last three-to-five years across the province. Photo: Black Press Media File

Who cares for the caregiver? A Castlegar senior’s struggle to care for her husband

Advocate: Elder abuse and caregiver self-neglect are more common than you think

B.C.’s seniors advocate found a 49-per-cent increase in abuse, neglect and self-neglect cases over the last three-to-five years across the province. Photo: Black Press Media File
Computer, tablet and phone tutoring is available in Castlegar. File photo

Free tech tutoring available in Castlegar

Individual hands-on sessions are offered through the Castlegar IRIS program

Computer, tablet and phone tutoring is available in Castlegar. File photo
A Seniors Centre dinner prior to the pandemic. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar Seniors Centre reopens

Activities and socialization opportunities are back in full swing at the centre

A Seniors Centre dinner prior to the pandemic. Photo: Submitted
People are shown inside Maison Herron, a long-term care home in the Montreal suburb of Dorval, Que., on Saturday, April 11, 2020. An advocate for seniors in British Columbia says a rise in volunteer services supporting the elderly has been one of the “brightest lights” throughout the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Volunteers who supported seniors a lasting legacy of pandemic: B.C. seniors advocate

Isobel Mackenzie says nearly 26,000 seniors benefited from the generosity of over 13,000 volunteers

People are shown inside Maison Herron, a long-term care home in the Montreal suburb of Dorval, Que., on Saturday, April 11, 2020. An advocate for seniors in British Columbia says a rise in volunteer services supporting the elderly has been one of the “brightest lights” throughout the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Lynn Fanelli and husband Paul.

Lack of heat in husband’s care home has Kelowna woman demanding provincial action

‘I want full disclosure for those who have a vested interest in the healthcare of family members’

Lynn Fanelli and husband Paul.
PRIME kits are available for free. Photo: submitted

Kits to alert first responders available for free around Castlegar

Prepare a PRIME kit to help first responders if they are called to your home

PRIME kits are available for free. Photo: submitted