Tag Archives: Seniors

Quadra and Cortes welcome vaccination roll-out

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

I’m keen to get that vaccine. That’s Sulyn Cedar’s new mantra.

“I like that phrase because it rhymes,” says the Quadra Island senior and self-described earth-activist grandma with a laugh.

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Cortes Island takes step to solve seniors housing crisis

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Cortes Island senior Hanyu Wasyliwis in no hurry to unpack the boxes after her latest move.

The 77-year-old is settling into her new digs at her leisure because, for once, she’s not going anywhere.

“I do not intend to pack up and move ever again, God willing,” she said laughing.

Wasyliw is one of the residents moving into new housing at the Cortes Island Seniors Village, which provides stable, affordable units so older residents can age in place among family and friends.

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Heiltsuk Families come closer together during COVID times

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

How are coastal families dealing with the ongoing pandemic? | Part One

Living in a remote coastal community accessible only by boat or air has its unique challenges, but pandemic-related restrictions have intensified barriers, forcing these families to get creative and lean on each other more than ever.

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Seniors’ advocates want national standards for longer term care residents

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Seniors’ advocates are calling for federal action to better protect vulnerable long-term care residents as COVID-19 cases escalate across the country.

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Will this COVID-19 second wave cut off seniors from loved ones?

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Right now, Arne Liseth is his brother Keith’s only remaining connection to the outside world.

Liseth is his brother’s sole designated visitor at the long-term care home in Campbell River, B.C., where Keith lives.

And as the number of COVID-19 cases spike in the province, Liseth worries what little social contact his brother enjoys will be cut off again.

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