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Centenarians

Seventh oldest living man in Canada

Today, Don Simpson turns 107. Despite his age, he’s been seen riding the Big Bike for Heart, and is always the first one to join in on a good time.
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Life at Astoria Retirement Residence

Discover what life could be like at Astoria — from delicious meals to heartfelt connections, we believe every day has something new to offer.
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When toddlers and seniors get together

Residents at Nicola Lodge Care Community and children at Bright Star Daycare got together for a day of fun!
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Life at Sienna

Whether you live with us or work with us, your days will be filled with joy and laughter. We call this the warmth of human connection.
Veteran Stories

An Unbreakable Spirit

In war or peace, Joyce Schmalz is someone you can rely on. When she saw confusion and inequality affecting seniors, Joyce co-founded what is now Seniors First BC.
Veteran Stories

Bombs Away

Reginald Harrop worked in the British Royal Air Force during WWII as a bomb aimer and flight instructor.
Veteran Stories

When the sound stops

As part of the British Military Police during WWII, Joyce watched as London burned through German bombing raids, soldiers kissed their families goodbye, and children huddled underground.
Centenarians

104-year-old Don has ‘more life than most 25 year olds’

Don recently celebrated his 104th birthday with friends, family, and a surprise 103-year-old guest.
Innovative Programs

Wii love bowling!

The Sienna Wii Bowling Tournament is held twice a year by the retirement residences in British Columbia.

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