Calling all Harmonica Players: Looking for seniors with some experience to start a weekly group Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: Ellis, 604-988-8679.
The Sapperton Pensioners Association continues to pay tribute to members who have reached the age of 90-year milestone.
"Successful aging: An Owner's Manual" is the topic of a CARP gathering at White Rock Community Centre this coming Thursday, June 13.
WORLD Elder Abuse Awareness Day happens each year on June 15.
B.C. residents won't necessarily have to take time off work to see their physicians for minor consultations any longer, thanks to a new online clinic that lets patients talk with physicians via video conferencing. Vancouver-based Medeo Corp. has created a virtual clinic that allows people to use their computers, iPads or phones to connect with their doctors. To use the service, residents need to register and must be covered by the B.C. Medical Services Plan. So far around 60 B.C. physicians have already signed up. Patients who sign up can look up their own doctors at medeo.ca to see if they are registered. Patients whose family doctors are not yet signed up can still seek consultations with on-call doctors, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Medeo is also available to seniors through the Claris Companion, a tablet computer designed for senior citizens.
With B.C. Seniors' Week (June 2 - 8) underway, we need to remember that "seniors" are one of the most diverse groups in the province, and one of the fastest growing.
Mission seniors and service providers are invited to a Better at Home community meeting on June 13 to discuss what older residents require in order to remain living in their homes for as long as possible.
Many of us are questioning the wisdom of putting economic development ahead of the preservation of the environment and "global warming."
When the seniors network started to help coordinate a series of workshops to support people caring for their elderly parents, Heather Treleaven expected to have participants in their 40s and 50s.
Affordable housing, the economy, and paying off the mortgage - these are problems facing lots of young adults, young families, and middle-aged people. But, unfortunately, they are also problems that many seniors are dealing with at a time when they should be enjoying their golden years.
It's important to remain healthy and active in your later years so you can continue to enjoy your family and friends, travelling, work and hobbies.
A Delta police officer was recognized this week for his commitment to provide seniors with the tools to avoid falling victim to fraud.
June 2 marks the 85th anniversary celebration concert for the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians. The association is the recipient of the New Horizons for Seniors grant from the Government of Canada for its project "Ukrainian Culture through the Generations." The event is at the AUUC Vancouver Ukrainian Cultural Centre at 805 East Pender St. The $23,300 grant is meant to strengthen the senior population, who make up a large portion of the Cultural Centre's users. The focus is on promoting social participation and inclusion among seniors, community engagement and mentoring and volunteering. The AUUC cultural groups encompass the culinary, musical, dance and choral traditions of Ukraine. The AUUC Vancouver is home to the Ukrainian Senior Citizens Club, the Barvinok Choir, the Vancouver Folk Orchestra, the Dovbush Dancers and the AUUC School of Dance. For more information, visit auucvancouver.ca.
WHEN I spoke recently at the North Shore Meals on Wheels Society's annual general meeting, I opened my talk with a question: When does old age begin?
I would like to congratulate the three MLAs that were elected to represent Richmond the Legislature on May 14.
The Liquidator, the Burnaby-based reality TV series starring Jeff Schwarz, is up for several Leo Awards.
With guidance from CNIB and Doctors of Optometry Canada, here is more information about the four most common eye diseases:
With guidance from CNIB and Doctors of Optometry Canada, here some information about the four most common eye diseases:
With guidance from CNIB and Doctors of Optometry Canada, here is more information about the four most common eye diseases: ? Cataracts are a clouding of the lenses inside the eyes, which can block light from reaching the retina and interfere with vision.