Calgary widow grieving loss of twin sister marks bittersweet 82nd birthday

It was a bittersweet birthday for 82-year-old Dorothy Vaughan. Friends and family gathered outside her Calgary retirement home in McKenzie Towne to mark the occasion. “I have the most wonderful friends and daughters,” Dorothy said. Her daughter, Nina Vaughan, wanted…

No timeline for when Alberta seniors’ centres can reopen

May 18 2020 2:09pm More people are now out and about, but that isn’t the case for older Albertans who spent time at seniors’ centres. As Julia Wong explains, there’s no timeline for when they will reopen. ‘ }); }…

Coronavirus: No timeline for when Alberta seniors’ centres can reopen

Parts of the province are beginning to reopen but there is no timeline yet for when seniors’ centres in Alberta can welcome members back. Seniors are the most vulnerable to COVID-19, and the majority of deaths in the province have…

Edmonton dance company gives outdoor performance to seniors

A group of Edmonton dancers is taking its performances off the stage and onto the sidewalk. After the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled dance competitions for the season, Dance Theme‘s Shari VanderWoude wanted to find a way for her dancers perform some…

‘This will happen again’: Advocates call for national rules for long-term care amid COVID-19 crisis

Families agonize over putting a parent into long-term care and it’s a decision that can be overwhelmed with stress. Valerie Stitchman said it wasn’t easy, but it was necessary to have her mother, June, placed into a long-term care home. June Lawrence lives with…

More COVID-19 outbreaks at Calgary long term care centres

More Calgary seniors homes have confirmed cases of COVID-19, amid a pandemic that has spread across the world. Alberta Health Services has confirmed that a resident living at Bethany Calgary seniors home in the north west and an employee who…

Residents of care home with COVID-19 placed in single isolation ward

Michelle Mensies’ heart sank when she found out Monday that her 77-year-old father tested positive for COVID-19. “I was horrified,” she said from her Calgary home on Tuesday. Related News Gerad Mensies lives at Clifton Manor, a long-term care facility…

N.B. nurse, 85, comes out of retirement to help care for seniors amid pandemic

An 85-year-old registered nurse in New Brunswick has come out of retirement to help care for seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I thought they needed me and I came,” said Marg Miller of Dalhousie, N.B. A geriatric nurse for more than…