seniors housing

Construction will begin soon on a building in Victoria designed for families and seniors with low to moderate household incomes. (Black Press Media file photo)

New building in Victoria aimed at providing more affordable homes for families, seniors

Four-storey building will provide 58 homes for residents with low to moderate household incomes

 

With local high schoolers unable to have a traditional graduation ceremony due to COVID-19 restrictions, Amica Douglas House celebrated the momentous occasion of eight of their dining room servers. (Courtesy Amica Douglas House)

8 Greater Victoria teens don fancy dresses, celebrate grad with seniors

With celebrations nixed, Amica Douglas House hosts event for its serving staff

 

A seniors housing complex proposed for Cedar Hill Road in Saanich was supported by council after a public hearing on May 12. (Rendering by Jenson Group Architects)

New 85-unit seniors housing development gets green light from Saanich council

Four-storey rental complex would be located on Cedar Hill Road

 

Hythe Pointe, a senior living complex proposed for Esquimalt Road, is targeting middle-income seniors. (Courtesy Avenir Senior Living)

Public hearing next stage for proposed nine-storey Esquimalt seniors residence

Height of Esquimalt Road building a concern for several councillors

Hythe Pointe, a senior living complex proposed for Esquimalt Road, is targeting middle-income seniors. (Courtesy Avenir Senior Living)
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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A seniors’ housing complex proposed for Cedar Hill Road in Saanich will go to a public hearing sometime in early 2021. (Rendering by Jenson Group Architects)

Saanich sends proposed 85-unit seniors’ rental development to public hearing

Four-story building on Cedar Hill Road to provide affordable rentals to people over 55

A seniors’ housing complex proposed for Cedar Hill Road in Saanich will go to a public hearing sometime in early 2021. (Rendering by Jenson Group Architects)
Island Health has confirmed the first long term care facility outbreak in Greater Victoria at Veterans Memorial Lodge in Saanich. (Google Maps)

Island Health records first long-term care COVID outbreak in Greater Victoria

Veterans Memorial Lodge in Saanich confirms one positive staff member

Island Health has confirmed the first long term care facility outbreak in Greater Victoria at Veterans Memorial Lodge in Saanich. (Google Maps)
Sandy Pednault, who’s retiring after 23 years of volunteer service at Sooke’s Ayre Manor, said perseverance and calmness are key virtues for the person that replaces her position. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Sooke woman steps down after two decades of volunteer service at Ayre Manor

Sandy Pednault recalls highs and lows as chair of the Sooke Elderly Citizens Housing Society

Sandy Pednault, who’s retiring after 23 years of volunteer service at Sooke’s Ayre Manor, said perseverance and calmness are key virtues for the person that replaces her position. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
A local advocate is calling for more to be done to support seniors so they can stay in their communities longer. (Pixabay image)

The State of Aging: COVID-19 exposed a long-term care system already in crisis

A look at Greater Victoria’s aging population and what that will mean for the future

A local advocate is calling for more to be done to support seniors so they can stay in their communities longer. (Pixabay image)
What’s it like inside Independent Living? ‘Vibrant and safe!’

What’s it like inside Independent Living? ‘Vibrant and safe!’

Let the professionals worry about the pandemic — these seniors are relaxed and healthy at Berwick

  • Sep 21, 2020
What’s it like inside Independent Living? ‘Vibrant and safe!’
Westview, one of the newest targeted apartment complexes opened by the Capital Regional District Housing Corporation, came in $700,000 under budget. That money can now be used for another project, possibly in Greater Victoria. (Derk Ford/crd.bc.ca)

Cost savings on CRD housing project in Saanich could be passed on to tenants

Affordable housing project on Carey Road came in $700,000 under budget

Westview, one of the newest targeted apartment complexes opened by the Capital Regional District Housing Corporation, came in $700,000 under budget. That money can now be used for another project, possibly in Greater Victoria. (Derk Ford/crd.bc.ca)
Independent, together: Social lives thrive at this retirement residence

Independent, together: Social lives thrive at this retirement residence

Physically-distant spin classes, balcony science experiments, bird spy bingo and more!

  • Aug 24, 2020
Independent, together: Social lives thrive at this retirement residence
The Summit at Quadra Village may be used to reduce occupancy levels at hospitals in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Residents welcomed to The Summit in Victoria’s Quadra Village

Modern 320-bed facility designed for people with complex care needs including dementia

The Summit at Quadra Village may be used to reduce occupancy levels at hospitals in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Victoria’s Raging Grannies gathered in front of the B.C. Health Ministry office in Victoria on Thursday to call for an end to public funding of for-profit long-term care homes. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

VIDEO: Victoria’s Raging Grannies call for end to public funding of for-profit senior homes

Organizer says COVID-19 has made senior home issues more apparent

Victoria’s Raging Grannies gathered in front of the B.C. Health Ministry office in Victoria on Thursday to call for an end to public funding of for-profit long-term care homes. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
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)
A rendering shows the Linwood Avenue entrance of a 97-unit seniors’ complex coming to Saanich. (Image by ZGF Architects Inc.)

Saanich greenlights 97-unit seniors’ housing complex

Development to have ‘positive impact’ on community, economy, councillor says

A rendering shows the Linwood Avenue entrance of a 97-unit seniors’ complex coming to Saanich. (Image by ZGF Architects Inc.)
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)
Sandra (left), Anna and Edna Jedinak last saw see each other just two days before Mother’s Day. They were talking through a courtyard gate at the Priory, a long-term care facility, when employees told them to leave the premises. (Courtesy of Edna Jedinak)

Langford woman frustrated over visitor restrictions to see 96-year-old mother

Island Health to introduce virtual visits at long-term care facilities

Sandra (left), Anna and Edna Jedinak last saw see each other just two days before Mother’s Day. They were talking through a courtyard gate at the Priory, a long-term care facility, when employees told them to leave the premises. (Courtesy of Edna Jedinak)
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)