“Four more deaths, all elderly.” For the family of John Fox, already in mourning, those words cut like a knife in a fresh wound. The retired RCMP officer had died earlier that day of COVID-19 at the age of 73.
As regional programs and facilities have been shut down to contain the spread of COVID-19, dozens of workers are being redeployed to assist seniors in Niagara's long-term care homes who are isolated due to visitor restrictions.
Food requests have spiked at Meals on Wheels in Niagara Falls in recent weeks as people practise social distancing in the wake of COVID-19.
A new dance program for seniors is coming to FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines. An eight-week workshop held in the Algoma Central Lobby starting March 25.
Fuzzy purples scarves, bright red mitts, and soft yellow tuques were just some of the things knit at a Welland seniors home in support of Start Me Up Niagara.
A dentist appointment can be a less than pleasant note in the calendar, but Maria Grisonich can't wait to take a seat in the chair and open wide.
Claudette Richard was pleased to see a program designed to assist fixed-income Welland seniors with water/wastewater bills revised and expanded. "This has been quite a concern for me," the Ward 5 councillor said this week.
The Town’s wellness committee, new under this term of council, has prioritized nine categories for improvements to the health of Niagara-on-the-Lake residents, with recommendations on how to achieve them. “The state of wellness in NOTL is good,” Grant assured council.
"Could provide health benefits while solving housing shortage" - Could co-housing students and seniors help shorten the wait for the 3000 elderly Thorold residents who are waiting to get a place to stay?
How much time do you spend daily using technology to communicate? In Johann Hari’s recent book, Lost Connections, he shares that a typical person checks their phone “once every six and a half minutes.