Orlando Delano

Volunteering for a good cause in the Alberni Valley

Betty Argotow reflects on a life spent volunteering in Port Alberni.

Volunteers get involved to stay connected: study

Volunteer spirit is strong in the Alberni Valley, says Deb Walton, Heritage Place Program Coordinator.

Celebrate our volunteers on April 16

Between April 10 and 16, Canadians across the country will celebrate National Volunteer Week

The oldest tenant at Heritage Place

Elsie Reynolds is now the oldest resident at Heritage Place.

Chilean artist delighted by Alberni

Efren Duran Encalada, an artist from South America, spent several weeks in Port Alberni last summer visiting members of his family.

Seniors hold fond memories of Christmases past

Christmases past are so different than Christmases present, however the spirit of the holiday lives on.

Memories of Christmases past kept alive

hroughout the years, the celebration of Christmas have changed, and so has our society too, but there is no doubt that the spirit remains.

The Royal Lady of Heritage Place

“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.

The importance of family support

Seniors who stay involved in the lives of friends and family fare better than those who do not.

Bob Hudson makes music and memories

Bob Hudson was born to play music.

Celebrating one of Abbeyfield’s best

No doubt that this community has benefited enormously from Sylvia Springer’s dedication to serve it with love.

Abbeyfield celebrates retiring employee

One of the important changes that Abbeyfield experienced by the end of the year was the farewell to Betty Cartlidge.

Something’s always happening at Echo Village

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.

Abbeyfield wraps up year with a party

All around the various senior homes in the Alberni Valley the celebration of Christmas were enjoyed by the residents/tenants.

Fiddlers play for the love of music

The Old Time Fiddlers are getting more and more popular in our community and other Island’s areas.

Life in the village–Fir Park Village–is good

As December approaches, life in the Valley is getting busy and at times hectic. So is the life in Fir Park Village

VALLEY SENIORS: Around the world with Derek Drewe

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.

‘Mr. Volunteer’ helps hundreds with his efforts

Gerry Fagan has dedicated decades to helping others.

Kitchen staffer cooks up warmth at Abbeyfield

Jeanette Stacey instrumental to Abbeyfield's success in providing a home-like environment to dozens of seniors in the Alberni Valley.

Seniors home salute volunteers

Valley Seniors is a monthly feature compiled by scribe Orlando Delano, who writes about features in Alberni seniors complexes.