Day: January 7, 2014

Killarney Seniors Centre Closer to Construction with Federal Funding

MP Wai Young announced funding of $2.5 million for a Killarney seniors centre in South Vancouver. The project has remained on hold while Vancouver attempted to source federal funding, in addition to the $2.5 million city taxpayers have already put aside, and another $1.3 million already pledged by the province. The go ahead on the project […]

Videos on How to Prevent Falls in Long-term Care

The Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) has recently launched a YouTube channel featuring three videos on preventing falls in long-term care.  CHHM, part of UBC and affiliated with the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, aims to improve hip health and mobility through research and translating research into practice.  Over a five year period, CHHM placed video […]

At 113, Merle Barwis becomes the oldest British Columbian ever

Merle Barwis turned 113 this past weekend, making her Canada’s oldest known citizen, and she’ll be celebrating it with a cold beer – surrounded by 38 grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. Read the full Vancouver Sun article below or click here: +++ Merle Barwis becomes the oldest British Columbian ever At […]