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

 

Touring a few residences, like Charles Manor in Penticton, is a good way to find the best fit for you.

5 Signs You’re Ready to Look for a Retirement Community

By Andrew Trinder, Director of Operations, VRS Communities Seniors Living, Charles Manor…

  • Jul 4, 2022

 

Bernard Ramsay of Vernon (centre), and son Nick of Edmonton (left) is interviewed by Okanagan Skydive prior to the pair jumping out of a plane at the Vernon Regional Airport Saturday, June 25. Ramsay celebrated his 85th birthday with the jump and was joined by five family members. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Video: Vernon senior soars from new height

Legally blind Bernard Ramsay, formerly of Quesnel, goes skydiving for first time a day after 85th birthday

 

The heat wave was challenging for the elderly who are more likely to live alone, have possible difficulties drinking lots of water, are less able to detect their body is overheating, may live in a home that does not offer air conditioning or good cross ventilation, have difficulty accessing cool parts of their house such as the basement and have greater overall health frailty. (Metro Creative photo)

Heat alert: Okanagan woman calls for A/C in seniors’ homes ahead of summer

Alysha-Dawn Wolf says her mother is living in a hot box, doesn’t have money to spare

  • Jun 6, 2022
The heat wave was challenging for the elderly who are more likely to live alone, have possible difficulties drinking lots of water, are less able to detect their body is overheating, may live in a home that does not offer air conditioning or good cross ventilation, have difficulty accessing cool parts of their house such as the basement and have greater overall health frailty. (Metro Creative photo)
From the moment residents step in the door, the VRS team makes their move to their new home smooth and easy.

‘We couldn’t be happier’

By Evelyn, family member of a resident with VRS Seniors Community, which…

  • Jun 6, 2022
From the moment residents step in the door, the VRS team makes their move to their new home smooth and easy.
The Summerland Seniors Village is preparing for an open house May 15 – come join the fun!

Experience retirement in a community within a community

Mark your calendars for the May 15 open house at Summerland Seniors Village

  • May 9, 2022
The Summerland Seniors Village is preparing for an open house May 15 – come join the fun!
Anita Courtney, VRS Seniors Community resident.

Finding home – My Experience Joining a VRS Seniors Community

By Anita Courtney, a resident of VRS Seniors Communities (which owns and…

  • May 9, 2022
Anita Courtney, VRS Seniors Community resident.
The Summerland Seniors Village is preparing for an open house May 15 – come join the fun!

Experience retirement in a community within a community

Mark your calendars for the May 15 open house at Summerland Seniors Village

  • May 2, 2022
The Summerland Seniors Village is preparing for an open house May 15 – come join the fun!
With a variety of activities and visiting entertainment, Charles Manor offers lots of opportunity for engagement.

New Residents’ Perspectives: What it’s like Living at a VRS Seniors Community

By residents of VRS Seniors Communities, including Charles Manor (Penticton) Everyone has…

  • Apr 4, 2022
With a variety of activities and visiting entertainment, Charles Manor offers lots of opportunity for engagement.
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)
Andrew Trinder, Director of Operations, VRS Communities Seniors Living, Pacific Carlton and Sunnyside Manor in South Surrey/White Rock.

Why didn’t I make this move years ago?

By Andrew Trinder, Director of Operations, VRS Communities Seniors Living, Charles Manor…

  • Mar 7, 2022
Andrew Trinder, Director of Operations, VRS Communities Seniors Living, Pacific Carlton and Sunnyside Manor in South Surrey/White Rock.
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)
B.C. Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie (File photo)

Seniors advocate plans to speak with IH about heating issue at Kelowna care home

Lake Country woman says her husband’s room has been without proper heat since late December

B.C. Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie (File photo)
VRS Communities chefs regularly seek input on what the residents would like to see and eat, including their own family recipes.

Cooking with Charles Manor Seniors Community

By Sean Greenlay, Culinary Specialist at VRS Communities, which owns and operates…

  • Feb 14, 2022
VRS Communities chefs regularly seek input on what the residents would like to see and eat, including their own family recipes.
Monashee Mews in Lumby. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

COVID-19 outbreak at Lumby seniors’ home

Monashee Mews care facility outbreak on 2nd floor

Monashee Mews in Lumby. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Interior Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at McKinney Place long term care home. (File photo)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Oliver’s McKinney Place

Last year, McKinney Place had one of the worst outbreaks, with 17 deaths related to COVID-19

Interior Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at McKinney Place long term care home. (File photo)
Vernon Restholm residents were evacuated briefly Tuesday afternoon for reports of smoke, but were quickly allowed back in and out of the 46 degree Celsius heat. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

‘Smoke’ evacuates Vernon seniors’ home

Fire extinguisher used and discharge may have been mistaken as smoke by others

Vernon Restholm residents were evacuated briefly Tuesday afternoon for reports of smoke, but were quickly allowed back in and out of the 46 degree Celsius heat. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)

Interior B.C. care homes awarded national grant

The funding will support the Interior’s 70 care homes, helping to strengthen future pandemic response

Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)
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)
A rainbow shining on Kelowna General Hospital on May 12, 2020 International Nurses Day. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)

New COVID cases trending down in Interior Health

24 new cases reported Thursday, Feb. 25, death at Kelowna General Hospital

A rainbow shining on Kelowna General Hospital on May 12, 2020 International Nurses Day. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)
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