seniors housing

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

 

Amenida Seniors Community celebrated two birthdays on the same day residents received their second dose of the vaccine.

Double duty: Two birthday girls celebrate with a second shot!

Residents at this seniors’ community receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

  • Mar 15, 2021

 

White Rock Evergreen Baptist Society. (Peace Arch News photo)

Deadly White Rock Evergreen Baptist COVID-19 outbreak declared over

Outbreak that began before Christmas infected 52, claimed six lives

 

At 110 years old, JaHyung Lee is Amenida Seniors Community's oldest resident, and believed to the oldest living person in British Columbia!

110 years and counting! Surrey super-centenarian embraces Zoom

For the man believed to be BC’s oldest living senior, the pandemic is no reason to stop smiling

  • Feb 1, 2021
At 110 years old, JaHyung Lee is Amenida Seniors Community's oldest resident, and believed to the oldest living person in British Columbia!
110-year-old ... received his first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, along with his neighbours at Amenida Seniors Community.

Oh what a feeling! Surrey seniors receive first dose of immunity

110-year-old among first to receive Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 14

  • Jan 25, 2021
110-year-old ... received his first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, along with his neighbours at Amenida Seniors Community.
White Rock Evergreen Baptist Society. (Peace Arch News photo)

COVID-19 cases at White Rock’s Evergreen Baptist Care Society increase to 21

Three people tested positive for the disease on Dec. 23

White Rock Evergreen Baptist Society. (Peace Arch News photo)
An outbreak of COVID-19, involving two residents and one staff member has been declared at White Rock’s Evergreen Baptist Retirement. (Peace Arch News photo)

COVID-19 outbreak at Evergreen Baptist Care Society facility in White Rock

Two residents, one staff member self-isolating after testing positive for novel coronavirus

An outbreak of COVID-19, involving two residents and one staff member has been declared at White Rock’s Evergreen Baptist Retirement. (Peace Arch News photo)
Mr. Shim used traditional Korean paper rolling techniques to create a candle display for the Amenida Seniors Community's reception desk. Residents have found many creative ways to celebrate the season this year.

Light, cheer and new traditions — from 2 meters apart!

These seniors have found creative ways to celebrate the season

  • Dec 21, 2020
Mr. Shim used traditional Korean paper rolling techniques to create a candle display for the Amenida Seniors Community's reception desk. Residents have found many creative ways to celebrate the season this year.
Resident Jung Ja Lee recreates a painting as part of Amenida Seniors' Community's fun summer project. Staff have increased cleaning and safety protocols, and also found innovative ways to stay engaged.

For these seniors, a long, happy life is like a work of art!

Staying safe through the pandemic means goofing around with some ancient masterpieces

  • Nov 23, 2020
Resident Jung Ja Lee recreates a painting as part of Amenida Seniors' Community's fun summer project. Staff have increased cleaning and safety protocols, and also found innovative ways to stay engaged.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix provide update on COVID-19 in Vancouver B.C., Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government)

New COVID-19 outbreak at White Rock Seniors Village

Outbreak at Peace Portal Seniors Village declared over

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix provide update on COVID-19 in Vancouver B.C., Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government)
Baptist Housing operates senior-living communities across B.C., including Evergreen Heights assisted-living building in White Rock. Langley’s Marc Kinna (inset) takes the role of the organization’s president and CEO as of Nov. 16. (File photo)

Langley’s Marc Kinna named new head of Baptist Housing

Faith organization operates three senior-living communities in White Rock

Baptist Housing operates senior-living communities across B.C., including Evergreen Heights assisted-living building in White Rock. Langley’s Marc Kinna (inset) takes the role of the organization’s president and CEO as of Nov. 16. (File photo)
A staff member at Chartwell Crescent Gardens Retirement Community has tested positive for COVID-19. (Google streetview image)

Chartwell Crescent Gardens staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Outbreak at South Surrey retirement community announced Oct. 5

A staff member at Chartwell Crescent Gardens Retirement Community has tested positive for COVID-19. (Google streetview image)
A staff member at White Rock Seniors Village is in self isolation at home after testing positive for COVID-19, according to the Fraser Health Authority. (Google Street View Image)

White Rock Seniors Village staff member tests positive for COVID-19

One person is currently in self-isolation at home, says Fraser Health Authority

A staff member at White Rock Seniors Village is in self isolation at home after testing positive for COVID-19, according to the Fraser Health Authority. (Google Street View Image)
A staff member from Peace Portal Seniors Village is self-isolating at home after being diagnosed with COVID-19, according to a release issued late Thursday afternoon (Sept. 24) by the Fraser Health Authority. (Google street view image)

Peace Portal Seniors Village staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Staff member currently in isolation at home, enhanced control measures in place

  • Sep 24, 2020
A staff member from Peace Portal Seniors Village is self-isolating at home after being diagnosed with COVID-19, according to a release issued late Thursday afternoon (Sept. 24) by the Fraser Health Authority. (Google street view image)
Langley Lodge ordered to swab all residents staff, new cases discovered

Langley Lodge ordered to swab all residents staff, new cases discovered

Four new cases – two residents and two staff – have been confirmed at the long-term care home

  • May 30, 2020
Langley Lodge ordered to swab all residents staff, new cases discovered
Fraser Health takes charge of COVID response at Langley Lodge

Fraser Health takes charge of COVID response at Langley Lodge

Fraser Health is also sending in a germ-killing machine to fight the virus

Fraser Health takes charge of COVID response at Langley Lodge
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)

South Surrey seniors offer advice to younger generation

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)
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)

Fraser Valley seniors’ home residents go without meds for a night due to staff shortage

Residents speak out about staff shortages that are leading to serious safety concerns

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)
Sunnyside Manor is one of two South Surrey senior residences to be purchased by the Vancouver Resource Society as part of a plan to protect affordable housing for seniors. (Sunnyside Manor photo)

Two South Surrey senior residences purchased as part of affordable-housing plan

Pacific Carlton and Sunnyside Manor bought by Vancouver non-profit

  • Feb 8, 2020
Sunnyside Manor is one of two South Surrey senior residences to be purchased by the Vancouver Resource Society as part of a plan to protect affordable housing for seniors. (Sunnyside Manor photo)