Seniors

Resident at Bethany

Bethany Collegeside Gardens offers seniors worry-free living… and worry-free moving too!

Finding a new place to call home is a difficult decision at…

  • Sep 27, 2021

 

Plenty of walking paths!

Staying connected: Make meaningful community connections at CollegeSide Gardens

For many people, the pandemic brought into sharp focus the true value…

  • Aug 23, 2021

 

The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. An internal government document is shining a light on how low-income seniors were abruptly cut off from monthly federal payments based on which bureaucratic body handled their emergency benefits last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Receipt of seniors’ income supplement hinged partly on what agency handled their CERB

Split-program wrinkle added another line to a sometimes garbled calculation

 

Chris Sherlock, a 65-year-old resident of British Columbia’s Cowichan Valley, is seen in an undated handout photo. Sherlock, who relied on the CERB last year, says he was never told his monthly income would drop by nearly $500 as a consequence. New Democrats say they’ve have been flooded with calls from seniors who suddenly find themselves cut off from monthly government payments due to emergency benefits they received last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Chris Sherlock

Seniors cut off from income supplement after receiving emergency benefits

New Democrats say they have been flooded with calls from Canadians aged 65 and up

Chris Sherlock, a 65-year-old resident of British Columbia’s Cowichan Valley, is seen in an undated handout photo. Sherlock, who relied on the CERB last year, says he was never told his monthly income would drop by nearly $500 as a consequence. New Democrats say they’ve have been flooded with calls from seniors who suddenly find themselves cut off from monthly government payments due to emergency benefits they received last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Chris Sherlock
Theresa Hamilton plays tic tac toe on a window with a senior in Mt. Cartier Court as the pandemic limited in-person visitors into senior care homes. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Theresa Hamilton plays tic tac toe on a window with a senior in Mt. Cartier Court as the pandemic limited in-person visitors into senior care homes. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Thursday, June 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

One-time payments to seniors over 75 likely to also go to the dead, documents say

One-time payments to seniors over 75 likely to also go to the dead, documents say

Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Thursday, June 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Red Deer Senior Citizens Downtown House reopened earlier this month, after closing in March due to the pandemic. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Senior Citizens Downtown House hosting activities once again

Red Deer Senior Citizens Downtown House is once again open for weekly…

The Red Deer Senior Citizens Downtown House reopened earlier this month, after closing in March due to the pandemic. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Senior adults having morning tea together

Campus of care: What makes CollegeSide Gardens so unique

Housing options and long-term care are co-located in a beautiful setting

  • Jul 19, 2021
Senior adults having morning tea together
<ins>A Ponoka Seasons staff member shows Jim Horne his ‘Remarkable Resident’ certificate. (Photo submitted) </ins>

Central Alberta war veteran recognized as ‘remarkable resident’ by retirement home

Jim Horne, soon to be 99, is also celebrating his 76th wedding anniversary to wife Victoria

<ins>A Ponoka Seasons staff member shows Jim Horne his ‘Remarkable Resident’ certificate. (Photo submitted) </ins>
Active lifestyle means health for the whole person at CollegeSide Gardens

Red Deer seniors discover community connections and worry-free living

Caring for the whole person, body, mind and soul

  • Jun 21, 2021
Active lifestyle means health for the whole person at CollegeSide Gardens
Independent and supportive living residents at Timberstone Mews community in Red Deer completed a 24,000 piece puzzle during the COVID-19 pandemic. The puzzle is now displayed on a wall in the basement of the building. (Photo by Byron Hackett/Advocate Staff)

Red Deer residents complete 85-square foot, 24,000 piece puzzle

With recreation programs shut down due to COVID-19 last year, Karen Radchenko…

Independent and supportive living residents at Timberstone Mews community in Red Deer completed a 24,000 piece puzzle during the COVID-19 pandemic. The puzzle is now displayed on a wall in the basement of the building. (Photo by Byron Hackett/Advocate Staff)
Minister of Health Tyler Shandro, removes his made-in-Calgary mask while announcing a new agreement between Alberta Health Services and a local manufacturer to produce medical equipment, in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta report urges home care to handle predicted surge in continuing-care system

Alberta report urges home care to handle predicted surge in continuing-care system

Minister of Health Tyler Shandro, removes his made-in-Calgary mask while announcing a new agreement between Alberta Health Services and a local manufacturer to produce medical equipment, in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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

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
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”

Seniors in the 65-unit Piper Creek Lodge are among those waiting for COVID-19 vaccinations. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Alberta Health Services declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Revera Aspen Ridge on Feb. 1. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Alberta Health Services declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Revera Aspen Ridge on Feb. 1. (Photo by Advocate staff)
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)