Seniors

Paramedics take away a person from Revera Westside Long Term Care Home during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. The federal New Democrats are seeking the support of the House of Commons in calling on the government to eliminate for-profit long-term care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Federal NDP calls on government to eliminate for-profit long-term care

Government urged to halt the licensing of any new for-profit homes

 

Seniors in the 65-unit Piper Creek Lodge are among those waiting for COVID-19 vaccinations. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Central Alberta senior lodges anxiously waiting for COVID-19 vaccinations

“Should be at the front of the line, not the back of the line”

 

Alberta Health Services declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Revera Aspen Ridge on Feb. 1. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Two COVID deaths linked to Revera seniors residence in Red Deer

35 active COVID cases at seniors residence

 

Dustin Ellingson is one of the teens behind the Roses for Seniors campaign in Ponoka. (Photo contributed)

Valentine campaign for seniors in central Alberta

Communities encouraged to start their own flower campaigns for seniors

Dustin Ellingson is one of the teens behind the Roses for Seniors campaign in Ponoka. (Photo contributed)
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is seen during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Wednesday February 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

NDP makes preemptive strike with election pledge on long-term care

Singh accuses Liberals of underfunding health care, protecting profits of large companies and shareholders

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is seen during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Wednesday February 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. (Photo by the Canadian Press/AP-NIAID-RML via AP)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. (Photo by the Canadian Press/AP-NIAID-RML via AP)
The YMCA of Northern Alberta's Northside Community Centre is open! Advance registration is required, and masks are mandatory when you're not doing physical activity.

Welcome work out! Fitness for all ages

Red Deer’s choice for accessible, affordable and safe community fitness

  • Nov 2, 2020
The YMCA of Northern Alberta's Northside Community Centre is open! Advance registration is required, and masks are mandatory when you're not doing physical activity.
(Photo submitted)

Rimbey resident avid author despite Parkinson’s

Wins more accolades for her writing

(Photo submitted)
Why the time is right for senior living in Red Deer

Why the time is right for senior living in Red Deer

Envisioning a retirement community where seniors thrive today, and tomorrow

  • Oct 12, 2020
Why the time is right for senior living in Red Deer
Kitchen staffers at the Golden Circle prepare about 500 frozen meals a week for area seniors, costing $7 a plate. The delivery program has surged in popularity since the pandemic started. (Contributed photo).

Frozen meal program for Red Deer-area seniors surges in popularity

‘It helps them stay safe’ in the pandemic

Kitchen staffers at the Golden Circle prepare about 500 frozen meals a week for area seniors, costing $7 a plate. The delivery program has surged in popularity since the pandemic started. (Contributed photo).
Timberstone Mews resident Gerry Moore caught a brown trout swimming in a tank outside the seniors residence on Friday morning. Seniors had the opportunity to cast a fishing line thanks to Smoky Trout Farm, of Red Deer County, who donated about a dozen trout. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer seniors fish for trout

Outdoor pandemic activity

  • Sep 18, 2020
Timberstone Mews resident Gerry Moore caught a brown trout swimming in a tank outside the seniors residence on Friday morning. Seniors had the opportunity to cast a fishing line thanks to Smoky Trout Farm, of Red Deer County, who donated about a dozen trout. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
How can you help? Red Deer seniors’ residence seeks volunteer support

How can you help? Red Deer seniors’ residence seeks volunteer support

If there’s anything the current COVID-19 pandemic has shown us, it’s that…

  • Apr 27, 2020
How can you help? Red Deer seniors’ residence seeks volunteer support
Red Deer County’s seniors residence shares how they are adapting to the new norm amidst COVID-19

Red Deer County’s seniors residence shares how they are adapting to the new norm amidst COVID-19

The Hamlets at Red Deer undertakes extra precautions daily to prevent contamination

  • Mar 30, 2020
Red Deer County’s seniors residence shares how they are adapting to the new norm amidst COVID-19
A family member was still able to visit with a Red Deer Hospice resident by staying safely outside the building. (Photo from Facebook)

Red Deer Hospice residents connecting with family

Staff and visitors being screened

A family member was still able to visit with a Red Deer Hospice resident by staying safely outside the building. (Photo from Facebook)
Lights, camera, action! Film fest comes to Gasoline Alley

Lights, camera, action! Film fest comes to Gasoline Alley

Senior retirement community serves as social hub for Red Deer events

  • Mar 9, 2020
Lights, camera, action! Film fest comes to Gasoline Alley
There are concerns about the implications of a provincial review that recommends replacing 1,300 long-term care beds in Alberta with supportive living beds. (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives photo)

Central Alberta seniors say the region can’t afford to lose more long-term care beds

Review recommends turning some LTC beds into supportive living beds in Alberta

There are concerns about the implications of a provincial review that recommends replacing 1,300 long-term care beds in Alberta with supportive living beds. (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives photo)
(Black Press file photo).

More Red Deerians are encouraged to become ‘snow angels’ for neighbours

Many seniors are looking for help with snow clearing

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(Advocate file photo.)

Shortfalls in seniors’ health programs to be discussed at Red Deer forum

More nursing home spots, universal medication coverage are needed

(Advocate file photo.)
Advocate file photo

Admission freeze lifted at Lacombe long-term care facility

Admission to Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre stopped last spring after care issues uncovered

Advocate file photo
Officials separate couple after 73 years: ‘I listened to my mother weep’

Officials separate couple after 73 years: ‘I listened to my mother weep’

PERTH-ANDOVER, N.B. — An elderly New Brunswick couple bid a tearful goodbye…

Officials separate couple after 73 years: ‘I listened to my mother weep’