seniors housing

Berwick

When should you start looking for a retirement community?

Starting your search early takes the pressure off, and makes taking tours more fun!

  • Sep 20, 2021

 

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

 

Before you start touring retirement communities, make a list of the things that matter the most to you. There are no wrong questions, and the more answers you receive the more knowledge you have.

Dispelling myths — and fear — about retirement living

Arming yourself with knowledge can go a long way to putting your mind at ease

  • Aug 23, 2021

 

Berwick on the Lake can help you downsize, and make a smooth transition to Independent Living.

Smooth Moves! Follow this step-by-step guide to downsizing

The experts at this retirement residence can help with all the details, and ease a stressful time

  • Jul 19, 2021
Berwick on the Lake can help you downsize, and make a smooth transition to Independent Living.
Red Seal Chef Daniel Ross creates healthy, delicious meals for the residents of Berwick on the Lake.

Follow your nose! Quality senior living starts with good food

Made from scratch with a wealth of choice at every meal — fine dining on the lake!

  • Jun 21, 2021
Red Seal Chef Daniel Ross creates healthy, delicious meals for the residents of Berwick on the Lake.
Berwick on the Lake offers three levels of care: independent living, enhanced living services and licensed care. That means residents can maintain friendships, even as their care needs change.

Changing care needs doesn’t have to mean changing homes

With 3 levels of care under one roof, these seniors can keep enjoying familiar friends and routines

  • May 31, 2021
Berwick on the Lake offers three levels of care: independent living, enhanced living services and licensed care. That means residents can maintain friendships, even as their care needs change.
Some of the affidavits filed come from family members of Casa Loma and Comox Valley Seniors Village residents in Courtenay, along with other homes on Vancouver Island. The case started over care in a Chilliwack home. Black Press file photo

Seniors’ homes on Island included in class action suit

Plaintiffs applying for class certification have to amend their submissions

Some of the affidavits filed come from family members of Casa Loma and Comox Valley Seniors Village residents in Courtenay, along with other homes on Vancouver Island. The case started over care in a Chilliwack home. Black Press file photo
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
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)
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Nanaimo Family Life Association launches new service to help connect seniors with housing

SHINE program offers information and advice to seniors trying to find affordable housing

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Island Health announced Nanaimo Seniors Village is no longer under administration. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo Seniors Village no longer under administration, accountability measures added

Facility was put under administration by Island Health in November

Island Health announced Nanaimo Seniors Village is no longer under administration. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Medically assisted deaths will not be allowed at the new Hamlets in Duncan, a residential care facility that is being built on the corner of Beverly Street and York Road. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

No doctor assisted death allowed at Hamlets in Duncan

Faith-based company that owns facility believes in sanctity of life

Medically assisted deaths will not be allowed at the new Hamlets in Duncan, a residential care facility that is being built on the corner of Beverly Street and York Road. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
An aerial view of Cortes Island’s Seniors Village. ( Photo/Bill Weaver)

Cortes Island affordable housing project hangs by a thread

Regional decision makers resort to COVID-19 concerns despite virtual meeting option and push hearing to September

An aerial view of Cortes Island’s Seniors Village. ( Photo/Bill Weaver)
Residents and staff at the Berwick House in Gordon Head came together to sing “This Little Light of Mine” by Harry Dixon Loes in a music video sent to their families. (Screenshot from the music video via Berwick Retirement Communities)
Residents and staff at the Berwick House in Gordon Head came together to sing “This Little Light of Mine” by Harry Dixon Loes in a music video sent to their families. (Screenshot from the music video via Berwick Retirement Communities)
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)

PHOTOS: B.C. seniors offer advice to younger generations

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)
Isobel Mackenzie, B.C. seniors advocate, was in Nanaimo on Saturday to speak about her office’s Better Seniors’ Care report. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

B.C. seniors’ advocate at Nanaimo forum calls for more transparency at care homes

Isobel Mackenzie speaks at long-term care crisis town hall at Branch 256 Legion

Isobel Mackenzie, B.C. seniors advocate, was in Nanaimo on Saturday to speak about her office’s Better Seniors’ Care report. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
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)
Creating community with Micky Fleming

Creating community with Micky Fleming

Cherish Living Group CEO loves helping others

  • Oct 30, 2019
Creating community with Micky Fleming