Seniors Centre reaches out

Langley Seniors Centre Outreach invites the public to a meeting at Langley City Library on Saturday, February 11, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Langley Seniors Centre Outreach invites the public to a meeting at Langley City Library on Saturday, February 11, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Social isolation, especially for seniors, can be a huge detriment to physical and mental health. Are you a senior, or are you the son or daughter of a senior in Langley? Have you ever wondered what is available to help seniors in the community?

taff from the Langley Seniors Recreation and Resource Centre will give a presentation about community resources, government programs, and supportive services that are available to help seniors to stay connected, yet independent in their own homes.

Please call or visit to let the library know you are coming: 604-514-2855. Their website is www.fvrl.ca

SENIORS NEED

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

The Seniors Transportation Assistance Program is growing but more volunteer drivers are needed, especially from the Aldergrove and Walnut Grove areas.

Under the umbrella of the Langley Seniors Centre, the transportation program offers escorted transportation for seniors through the help of dedicated volunteer drivers. Volunteers are screened and trained to offer this valuable service and are reimbursed for their gas costs.

This program has been in existence for almost 20 years and is currently funded by the Vancouver Foundation.

Do you have some spare time, a good driving record and a reliable vehicle to help seniors get to their appointments, shopping and activities? Having a ride is key in allowing seniors to participate in their community. Volunteer training begins Wed., Jan. 18 and will continue for five Wednesdays until Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Learn about preventing isolation for seniors, community resources, communication skills and the many other volunteer positions available at the centre.

For more information or to register, please call Janice at 604-530-3020 Ext 302, email to janicem@lsrs.ca or download an application from www.lsrs.ca