Madisen Richard has been working at the Langley Seniors Resource Society’s Station Cafe in Langley City hall since it opened last month.

Madisen Richard has been working at the Langley Seniors Resource Society’s Station Cafe in Langley City hall since it opened last month.

Coffee stop: Timms food benefits Langley seniors

Senior society keeps the community fueled with a new cafe.

It was a no-brainer for the Langley Senior Resources Society to submit a bid to run the cafe at the Timms Community Centre.

As executive director for the society Paul Goldberg explained, with a thriving food services department in place at the centre, the fit was obvious.

“We have the proper food infrastructure in place to provide those services,” he said. And, the ongoing relationship between the society and the City of Langley was a positive.

The society was successfully chosen from the organizations that submitted bids to take on the cafe situated in the spacious Timms lobby area.

Food service began in the first half of January to what Goldberg called a “modest start,” and a number of food items have since been added.

“We do hot lunches, paninis, soup, healthy salads, juices, and a variety of baked goods,” he said. “We’re a not-for-profit society so we’re running the coffee shop, called Station Cafe, as a business venture and any profits that are generated out of the coffee shop… flow back into the seniors centre [for services].”

Two new staff were hired by the society to run the cafe and a few existing team members help cover extra shifts.

It’s a busy part of the Timms lobby with all kinds of people stopping by.

Some are visiting for fitness activities, others are on a trip to the library, while some others are attending special events and classes.

Goldberg noted the coffee shop name, the Station Cafe, refers to the old Langley City train station. Decor will soon support the name with a painting of a train crossing by Brian Croft taking centre stage.

Grabbing a bite when visiting Timms Community Centre will not only deliver the necessary fuel for the day, but will also provide support for a wide range of seniors activities.

CAPTION: Madisen Richard has been working at the Langley Seniors Resource Society’s Station Cafe in Langley City hall since it opened last month. Brookswood residents and sisters Leona Jensen and Norma MacNamara described their sandwiches as “scrumptious.” (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

People have noticed pine siskins dying in the area, part of a trend of larger numbers of the finch flocking to the area about every five years. The larger numbers result in crowding and increased spread of salmonella. (Wikipedia photo)
Langley birdwatchers seeing dead finch species in higher numbers

Pine siskins are in the area in larger numbers. They are prone to salmonella which is fatal for them

Electric charging stations, like this one outside the new North Delta Centre for the Arts, might be seeing more commercial delivery vehicles using them soon, if a provincial rebate program takes off. (James Smith photo/Special to Black Press Media)
Restaurants to get big rebates for electric delivery vehicles

The project boosts the rebates for electric commercial and industrial vehicles in B.C.

The CubicFarm System moves rows of leafy greens through a system calibrated to grow the perfect crop. (cubicfarms.com)
Veritcal farm company based in Pitt Meadows, Langley raises millions

The company has raised more than $15 million from investors

Langley Thunder (Black Press Media files)
Langley Thunder trades for Maple Ridge’s Cody Malawsky

BC Junior A Lacrosse League draft was held remotely on Thursday, Jan. 14

A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the internet in North Vancouver, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Township of Langley says coding matters

Registration open for virtual codathon hosted in conjunction with the Intelligent Community Forum

Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry head for the press theatre at the B.C. legislature for an update on COVID-19, Jan. 7, 2021. (B.C. government)
B.C.’s COVID-19 spread steady with 509 new cases Friday

Hospitalized and critical care cases decline, nine deaths

Seasonal influenza vaccine is administered starting each fall in B.C. and around the world. (Langley Advance Times)
After 30,000 tests, influenza virually nowhere to be found in B.C.

COVID-19 precautions have eliminated seasonal infection

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question during a news conference outside Rideau cottage in Ottawa, Friday, January 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Trudeau says Canada’s COVID vaccine plan on track despite Pfizer cutting back deliveries

Canadian officials say country will still likely receive four million doses by the end of March

Jobs Minister Ravi Kahlon shared a handwritten note his son received on Jan. 13, 2021. (Ravi Kahlon/Twitter)
Proud dad moment: B.C. minister’s son, 10, receives handwritten note for act of kindness

North Delta MLA took to Twitter to share a letter his son received from a new kid at school

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Lilly and Poppy, two cats owned by Kalmar Cat Hotel ownder Donna Goodenough, both have cerebellAr hypoplasia, a genetic neurological condition that affects their ability to control their muscles and bones. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror
VIDEO: Wobbly Cats a riot of flailing legs and paws but bundles of love and joy to their owner

Woman urges others to not fear adopting cats with disabilities

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada’s top doctor says to avoid non-essential travel as B.C. explores legal options

Premier John Horgan says he is seeking legal advice on whether it can limit interprovincial travel

The Delta Hospice Society operates the Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care (pictured) and the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner. (The Canadian Press photo)
Fraser Health to evict Delta Hospice Society, open new hospice beds next door

Health authority will serve DHS 30 days’ notice when service agreement expires Feb. 25

Martin Luther King Jr. addresses the crowd during the march on Washington, D.C., in August of 1963. Courtesy photo
Government reinforces importance of anti-racism act on Black Shirt Day

B.C. Ministers say education “a powerful tool” in the fight for equity and equality

Most Read