seniors housing

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

 

Helen Van Alstine, Don Ross, Pat Montgomery and Angie Chan (not pictured) took three weeks to complete the quilt. (Courtesy of Kathryn Wu)

Sip and Stitch: Victoria seniors sew quilts to fundraise for Ukrainian arrivals

The group from the active aging community hopes to raise $10,000 by the end of August

 

Chef Ken Waterman in the brand new Arbutus Bistro, opening July 8 at Berwick House. Left: Berwick Royal Oak's light-filled dining room and plates of the day's dishes for those who don't want to read a menu.

What the little details tell us about life at these Saanich retirement residences

How the building itself supports active, engaged senior living!

  • Jun 27, 2022

 

The Sooke Region Communities Health Network will unveil plans for the future elders’ complex on Wadams Way at an open house on June 30. (Contributed - SRCHN)
The Sooke Region Communities Health Network will unveil plans for the future elders’ complex on Wadams Way at an open house on June 30. (Contributed - SRCHN)
The former Oak Bay Lodge site at 2251 Cadboro Bay Rd., pictured May 31, will receive a 2023 budget of $300 million for a redevelopment that will likely include senior-focused health and housing services. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Oak Bay Lodge falls to its end: What lies ahead for the property?

Site gets $300 million for possible senior health care redevelopment

The former Oak Bay Lodge site at 2251 Cadboro Bay Rd., pictured May 31, will receive a 2023 budget of $300 million for a redevelopment that will likely include senior-focused health and housing services. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
As part of Berwick Retirement Community's Passion Projects, concierge Hanan hosted three seminars about Syrian culture and her journey to Canada. Not only did residents enjoy learning about another part of the world, it also helped them build stronger bonds.

Sharing passions sparks conversation! Innovative project builds bonds at retirement community

Music performances, wine tastings, cultural knowledge… Berwick staff have many hidden talents!

  • May 30, 2022
As part of Berwick Retirement Community's Passion Projects, concierge Hanan hosted three seminars about Syrian culture and her journey to Canada. Not only did residents enjoy learning about another part of the world, it also helped them build stronger bonds.
Baptist Housing is building a four-storey, 97-unit seniors rental housing development on Linwood Street in Saanich, near the border with Victoria. (Courtesy Baptist Housing)

Government funding helps Baptist Housing seniors project move forward in Saanich

New rental housing development will see 97 units on Linwood Avenue

Baptist Housing is building a four-storey, 97-unit seniors rental housing development on Linwood Street in Saanich, near the border with Victoria. (Courtesy Baptist Housing)
The Wellesley team open house is Saturday, June 4, welcoming anyone thinking about moving into a vibrant seniors community.

Explore the exciting possibilities that await for your retirement

Starting to think about life in retirement? Look no further than the…

  • May 23, 2022
The Wellesley team open house is Saturday, June 4, welcoming anyone thinking about moving into a vibrant seniors community.
Forty-one homes will remain in a condensed portion of the Tri-Way Mobile Home Park in Langford, next to a new subsidized housing building. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford mobile park residents waiting for answers about their future homes

Income, asset criteria could see some lose their home, fail to qualify for CRHC housing

Forty-one homes will remain in a condensed portion of the Tri-Way Mobile Home Park in Langford, next to a new subsidized housing building. (Black Press Media file photo)
Berwick

What’s on the menu? Life’s a buffet at these retirement communities!

Good meals are at the heart of healthy communities. Find out how Berwick does it.

  • Apr 18, 2022
Berwick
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)
Hatley Castle

Life without change is a bore, so these seniors embrace new opportunities!

Nurturing 6 dimensions of wellness, from the climbing gym to Berwick University

  • Mar 7, 2022
Hatley Castle
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)
Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Clover Point Care long-term care home in Victoria. (Google StreetView)

New COVID outbreak declared at Victoria long-term home

More cases also announced at Victoria and Nanaimo facilities with existing outbreaks

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Clover Point Care long-term care home in Victoria. (Google StreetView)
The Eden Gardens care home in Nanaimo is among five Island facilities where new COVID-19 outbreaks were announced by Island Health on Wednesday morning (Jan. 5). (Black Press Media file photo)

Five COVID outbreaks declared at Victoria, Nanaimo long-term care homes

The majority infected are staff and outbreaks are restricted to one floor or unit

The Eden Gardens care home in Nanaimo is among five Island facilities where new COVID-19 outbreaks were announced by Island Health on Wednesday morning (Jan. 5). (Black Press Media file photo)
Two staff of Amica Douglas House contracted COVID, resulting in an outbreak declared Dec. 28. (Google Maps)

COVID outbreak declared at senior care home Amica Douglas in Victoria

Two staff of the senior home’s second floor tested positive for the illness

Two staff of Amica Douglas House contracted COVID, resulting in an outbreak declared Dec. 28. (Google Maps)
Some of the grandparents at Berwick recorded videos for grandchildren living far away.

12 festivities getting lords-a-leaping and ladies dancing at this retirement community

If family live far away, Victoria’s Berwick family is ready to share the spirit of the season!

  • Dec 6, 2021
Some of the grandparents at Berwick recorded videos for grandchildren living far away.
Part of Cool Aid’s key design includes a daycare, a cafe, a pedestrian greenway through the space, family housing which includes nine three-bedroom and four two-bedroom apartments and community gathering spaces. (Provided by Cool Aid Society)

Construction commences on new mixed-use supportive housing development in Victoria

The Cool Aid Society’s Crosstown development will include 154 homes, 36-seat childcare facility

Part of Cool Aid’s key design includes a daycare, a cafe, a pedestrian greenway through the space, family housing which includes nine three-bedroom and four two-bedroom apartments and community gathering spaces. (Provided by Cool Aid Society)
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)
Residents love to spend time in Rest Haven Lodge’s large sunroom. But many times the room is too hot or too cold to be comfortable. (Photo courtesy Rest Haven Lodge)

Sidney residents raise $60,000 for new sunrooms at Rest Haven Lodge

The two nearly 40-year-old sunrooms were no longer keeping out cold or recent dangerous heat

Residents love to spend time in Rest Haven Lodge’s large sunroom. But many times the room is too hot or too cold to be comfortable. (Photo courtesy Rest Haven Lodge)