Comox Valley Senior Peer Support’s New Program

The Senior Information and Assistance Support program (SIAS) is a new program for Comox Valley Senior Peer Support. Trained volunteers help seniors navigate the world of online information and forms, provide assistance with applications for programs and supports such as the Shelter Allowance for Elderly Renters (SAFER), help seniors navigate phone trees, contract for service Read more…

Keystone Eldercare Solutions Has A New Website

I am really excited to announce Keystone Eldercare Solutions’ new website! Click HERE to go right through to the site OR watch the video below and I will give you a quick tour of the new site.     If you have any comments, feedback OR find errors, please connect with me – my team Read more…

Rosanne G

Wendy Johnstone is an amazing individual, an unequivocal expert in the field of gerontology and I hold her in the highest regard. I trust her completely to give me excellent advice and information when I’m making difficult and sometimes emotional decisions about my parents’ care. Some examples of how Wendy has helped me over the Read more…

Cliff Boldt

“Gerontologist and columnist Wendy Johnstone has hit the mark with her book Get your Eldercare Affairs in order, a “how to” book that doesn’t insult the intelligence and does stimulate thought – and helps us identify our own solutions.  Wendy stimulates curiosity about what to do.  What can we do to make it easier for Read more…

S.N.

“The Organizer is great – very easy to read (user-friendly) and nice clean, simple forms to complete.” – S.N., Lawyer

Bernice Balcean

“For years I have been waiting for something like this to come to my help.  I have been trying to get my life organized but the results of my so called “organization” are several pages of valuable information scattered in various “safe” locations, with instructions for future reference scattered in a variety of locations.  Now Read more…

Dianna Talbot

“In the fall of 2015 my mother was 85 years young, driving and living independently.  I believed I was being proactive and planning well ahead when I attended Wendy Johnstone’s Eldercare Planning workshop.  I was so impressed by her wealth of knowledge that I purchased my copy of Get Your Eldercare Affairs in Order before Read more…

Successful Aging – What Does It Mean To You?

I love theoretical models. More than that, I love finding ways to apply evidence-based theory to everyday living. John Rowe and Robert Kahn developed a Successful Aging model way back in 1987 (see image below). What I like about their model is its simplicity. And what I like even more, is its relevancy almost 30 Read more…

Did You Know It Takes Up to 4 Years before a Family Caregiver Asks for Help?

So for goodness sake, don’t be a statistic! Last week, we celebrated Family Caregivers Week in BC.  You probably didn’t hear about it on the news, because, family caregivers are rarely recognized in our communities even though without them, our health care system would come crashing down. So most importantly, thank a family caregiver and Read more…

Fred M.

“Wendy is a very professional & compassionate woman who helps caregivers map our way through “the system” while we work with aging parents and loved ones who need our support. When seeking advice & guidance on my own aging parents, Wendy gave me suggestions and ideas that were extremely helpful.  I faithfully read Wendy’s column Read more…

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“You are amazing! What I tried to do in 2 months, you did in 1 week. You’ve helped us navigate the system, made sense of Mom’s disease, and gave back her independence and control. Thank you for making such a difference in Mom’s life and giving us, her family, complete peace of mind.”

– Mike G., Nanaimo, BC

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