Dr. Ron Matthews, Langley Division of Family Practice board co-chair; Shannon Woykin, executive director of Langley Meals on Wheels; and Dr. Carolyn VanSchagen, Langley Division of Family Practice board co-chair deliver meals to local seniors in celebration of BC Family Doctor Day on May 19, 2020. (Kaitlin Frost/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Dr. Ron Matthews, Langley Division of Family Practice board co-chair; Shannon Woykin, executive director of Langley Meals on Wheels; and Dr. Carolyn VanSchagen, Langley Division of Family Practice board co-chair deliver meals to local seniors in celebration of BC Family Doctor Day on May 19, 2020. (Kaitlin Frost/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley doctors donate meals to local seniors in celebration

May 19 is BC Family Doctor Day

Langley doctors are celebrating Family Doctor Day is British Columbia Tuesday by donating to Langley Meals on Wheels.

“Our doctors chose to celebrate by giving back to their community and helping some of our most vulnerable patients at this time. We felt this was a great representation of bringing our community together in better health,” said Ellen Peterson, executive director of Langley Division of Practice.

READ MORE: Langley family doctors still accessible during COVID-19 crisis

The division has donated 160 meals to local seniors in partnership with Langley Meals on Wheels. Division board co-chairs Dr. Carolyn VanSchagen and Dr. Ron Matthews will be working alongside the local non-profit team to help with delivery throughout the day.

“Family Doctor Day is an opportunity to reflect on the commitment of doctors to their patients. This goes beyond what doctors do to support patients in their practices – Langley family doctors and the Division of Family Practice are continuously working together to improve care in your community,” the local division said in a statement to the Langley Advance Times.

Earlier, the organization started a campaign to remind the public their family doctor is still available to them during the ongoing pandemic.

READ MORE: Langley firefighters answer call for volunteers at Meals on Wheels

Those who don’t have a family doctor also have options.

Langley residents without a family doctor can contact the division office, Glover Medical Clinic (5796 Glover Rd.) or visit Medimap.ca.

To contact the division call 604-510-5081, or call 604-530-3233 to reach Glover Medical Clinic, or visit www.Medimap.ca.


@JotiGrewal_
joti.grewal@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

DoctorsLangley

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

Just Posted

Fraser Health has announced another COVID exposure at Brookswood Secondary. (Google Maps)
UPDATE: Two elementaries added to Brookswood in latest Langley schools with COVID exposure

Three school alerts Monday follow on the heels of five issued this past weekend

Fort Langley’s proposed new truck route is outlined in red. It would move most truck traffic around the village of Fort Langley. (Langley Township Engineering/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley truck route plans to be decided in 2021

Township council will decide on the project during the budget process next year

(Black Press Media files)
A call for Aldergrove Christmas lights

Send in pictures and addresses so others can see your holiday display

Langley Township and City provide garbage receptacles where people can deposit their bags of dog poop instead of tossing the bags into bushes. (Langley Advance Times)
LETTER: Langley letter writer dumps on irresponsible dog owners

People who don’t clean up their dogs poop or who toss the bags in the bushes irk local resident

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of COVID-19 cross a street in downtown Vancouver, on Sunday, November 22, 2020. The use of masks is mandatory in indoor public and retail spaces in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. reports 17 COVID deaths, 1,933 new cases as hospitalizations surge over the weekend

There are 277 people in hospital, of whom 59 are in ICU or critical care

An aerial shot of Cedar Valley Lodge this past August, LNG Canada’s newest accommodation for workers at the project site in Kitimat. This is where several employees are isolating after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared last Thursday (Nov. 19). (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)
Forty-one positive COVID-19 cases associated with the LNG Canada site outbreak in Kitimat

Thirty-four of the 41 cases remain active, according to Northern Health

Workers arrive at the Lynn Valley Care Centre seniors home, in North Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, March 14, 2020. It was the site of Canada’s first COVID-19 outbreak in a long-term care facility. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Rapid tests ‘not a panacea’ for care homes, Dr. Bonnie Henry says

B.C. lacks capacity for daily tests of thousands of workers

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

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

(Delta Police Department photo)
Cannabis edibles found in Halloween bag lead B.C. police to illegal lab

Delta police arrested a man and a woman while executing a warrant at a residential property Nov. 20

A woman being arrested at a Kelowna Value Village after refusing to wear a mask on Nov. 22.(@Jules50278750/Twitter)
VIDEO: Woman arrested for refusing to wear mask at Kelowna Value Village

RCMP claims the woman was uncooperative with officers, striking them a number of times and screaming

B.C. Liberal MLA Shirley Bond questions NDP government ministers in the B.C. legislature, Feb. 19, 2020. (Hansard TV)
Cabinet veteran Shirley Bond chosen interim leader of B.C. Liberals

28-member opposition prepares for December legislature session

Motorists wait to enter a Fraser Health COVID-19 testing facility, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, November 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
COVID-19: What do rising positivity rates mean for B.C.? It’s not entirely clear

Coronavirus cases are on the rise but the province has not unveiled clear thresholds for further measures

Most Read