Serving Greater Vancouver & the Fraser Valley
Seniors

18/02 February 2018

The senior journey moving into a campus of care

by Lilianne Fuller   Regardless of age, many seniors want to live independently. Unfortunately, it’s not something that every senior is able to do. Significant health issues can occur at any age and in some cases one spouse may enjoy good health, while the other does not. In situations like that, moving onto a campus […]

18/02 February 2018

God is with you even when days are dark

by Sharon Simpson   I’ve only been to one funeral where the grievers were less than 10 people. It was the funeral of a dear friend’s aunt. My husband was the officiant, I was in the duet. Our friend said the eulogy and his wife, daughter and son-in-law were the choir. The elderly woman who […]

18/01 January 2018

The power of reunions

by Sharon Simpson   What makes a reunion so meaningful? As we age, we work in different environments, meet more people, have more family and live in a variety of places. This all brings more opportunities for reunions. School reunions, work reunions, family reunions, church reunions. If we’ve moved from place to place, we have […]

17/12 December

JOY, a holy longing

by Sharon Simpson Have you tried to describe JOY? It’s difficult. If you’ve grown up in the church, you have heard that JOY and happiness are not the same. JOY is long-lasting and happiness is fleeting.  JOY is based on principles and values. Happiness is based on circumstances and “things going right”. Our culture defines […]

17/12 December

The senior journey

By Lilianne Fuller Seniors are living longer. Most seniors will say that it’s important to them to live out their golden years in their own home. If they can, they want to age in place. To accomplish this, aged seniors (85+) must make or consider lifestyle changes. Bill and Margaret are 87 years old and […]

17/11 November

The senior journey

By Lilianne Fuller Life expectancy in Canada is on the increase. According to Statistics Canada, 20 years ago Canadians had an average life span of 78 years. Today it’s 83. More and more seniors are reaching age 90 and beyond. This has led to society having three categories of seniors;  youthful, middle aged and the […]

17/11 November

In-laws wanted

by Sharon Simpson “What is the difference between an in-law and an outlaw?” the elderly senior asked me. “I’m not sure. What is the difference?” “The outlaw is wanted.” He melted into laughter at his joke. It was an unexpected answer and that caused me to laugh. As I left, I thought about it some […]

17/10 October

Making the decision – to to move to a campus of care?

By Sharon Simpson As we tour seniors through our campus of care, we explain what is involved in the various levels of care that are available in our buildings. It generally takes time to cover how our health care system will help seniors and the potential benefits of living on a campus of care. For […]

17/10 October

Behavioural finances

By Arnold Machel “…for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.”     Ecclesiastes 11:6 Imagine this. You receive a call offering you $200 to participate in a study just a block from your home and with a promise that it will not take […]

17/10 October

The senior journey

By Lillianne Fuller Barring the onset of a catastrophic illness, chronic disease or dementia, seniors are living far more active lives than in the past. In their late 50’s and 60’s they are called Zoomers and their lifestyle differs greatly than that of their parents. Seniors are downsizing, pursuing different interests, and many are providing […]