Betty Argotow reflects on a life spent volunteering in Port Alberni.
Volunteer spirit is strong in the Alberni Valley, says Deb Walton, Heritage Place Program Coordinator.
Between April 10 and 16, Canadians across the country will celebrate National Volunteer Week
Elsie Reynolds is now the oldest resident at Heritage Place.
Efren Duran Encalada, an artist from South America, spent several weeks in Port Alberni last summer visiting members of his family.
Christmases past are so different than Christmases present, however the spirit of the holiday lives on.
hroughout the years, the celebration of Christmas have changed, and so has our society too, but there is no doubt that the spirit remains.
“One of the most enjoyable things I’ve done in my adult life was to portray ‘Queen Victoria’,” says Doreen Leach with a big smile.
Seniors who stay involved in the lives of friends and family fare better than those who do not.
Bob Hudson was born to play music.
No doubt that this community has benefited enormously from Sylvia Springer’s dedication to serve it with love.
One of the important changes that Abbeyfield experienced by the end of the year was the farewell to Betty Cartlidge.
Echo Village is a busy place throughout the year, and residents have the staff and volunteers who put on many events to thank for it.
All around the various senior homes in the Alberni Valley the celebration of Christmas were enjoyed by the residents/tenants.
The Old Time Fiddlers are getting more and more popular in our community and other Island’s areas.
As December approaches, life in the Valley is getting busy and at times hectic. So is the life in Fir Park Village
For the past 22 years, the seniors in the Valley have “traveled around the world” in the comfort of their homes, thanks to Derek Drewe.
Gerry Fagan has dedicated decades to helping others.
Jeanette Stacey instrumental to Abbeyfield's success in providing a home-like environment to dozens of seniors in the Alberni Valley.
Valley Seniors is a monthly feature compiled by scribe Orlando Delano, who writes about features in Alberni seniors complexes.