When the pandemic first started, people such as Loretta Solomon, a director of the Langley Senior Recreation and Resource Centre, took steps to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. But the latest provincial restrictions means recreation and social programs are on hold. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

When the pandemic first started, people such as Loretta Solomon, a director of the Langley Senior Recreation and Resource Centre, took steps to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. But the latest provincial restrictions means recreation and social programs are on hold. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Senior Resources Centre shelves recreation and social program for now

Centre has permission to resume its Adult Day Program at the downtown location starting next week

The rising number of COVID-19 cases in B.C. has prompted the Langley Senior Resources Centre board to scale back services and programs.

The centre is making the changes to comply with Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry’s newest restrictions, issues this past weekend.

“All fitness classes, table tennis, snooker, and the clubs (Coffee & Connect, Flying Solo, Wood

Carving, Walking Club) will be cancelled for the time being. Our Meals to Go program, Outreach

services, and Foot Care service will continue as usual. The Caregivers’ Support group will

continue on Zoom,” the board that runs the non-profit centre said in a statement.

On Nov. 10, Fraser Health allowed the centre to reopen its Adult Day Program. That starts back up Nov. 16 and is limited to 15 clients.

“Dr. Henry has also ordered that organizations review their Safety Plans for staff and any visitors

to ensure they are updated and followed e.g. pre-admission checks, hand washing, mask use,

temperature checks,” the board noted.

These new changes stay in place until at least Nov. 23.

“However there is always the possibility that they might be extended. In any event, we will postpone the resumption of our fitness classes until January,” the statement said.

But there will be activity at the centre.

“We also have multiple building and grounds projects that are either in progress or scheduled over the next while and they will proceed,” the board said.

As well there are other users in the building and that will help bring in revenue to keep the facility afloat.

“We have three movies that are being filmed at the Centre over the next month, one starting

this week, and these will proceed as expected,” the board said.

.


Got a news tip?

Email: heather.colpitts@langleyadvancetimes.com
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

CoronavirusSeniors

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

Just Posted

The B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C. is shown on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Langley to seek COVID-19 infrastructure grants

The provincially-administered funds could be used in flood prevention

Langley’s Maryalice Wood, 71, won Cranberries BC Culinary Contest in October 2020 for her cranberry walnut cheese ball recipe. (Coreen Rodger Berrisford/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley woman creates winning cranberry walnut cheese ball recipe

Maryalice Wood won the Cranberries BC Culinary Contest

Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or in writing.
LETTER: Langley resident disappointed with paper’s lack of Nov. 25 coverage

Reader critical of paper for not covering International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women

Townhouses for sale in the Willoughby neighbourhood of Langley on Dec. 2, 2020. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Houses selling fast in Langley in November

Real estate markets continued to see high sales and rising prices

A Langley high school teacher was handed a one-day suspension for ‘physically intimidating’ Grade 7 student during a basketball game in February of 2016 (Black Press Media file)
Langley high school teacher gets one-day suspension for ‘physically intimidating’ Grade 7 student

Lost his temper because student was using football terms as a joke during basketball game

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s coronavirus situation at the legislature, Nov. 30, 2020. (B.C. government)
Hockey team brought COVID-19 back from Alberta, B.C. doctor says

Dr. Bonnie Henry pleads for out-of-province travel to stop

B.C. Premier John Horgan on a conference call with religious leaders from his B.C. legislature office, Nov. 18, 2020, informing them in-person church services are off until further notice. (B.C. government)
B.C. tourism relief coming soon, Premier John Horgan says

Industry leaders to report on their urgent needs next week

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

An RCMP cruiser looks on as a military search and rescue helicopter winds down near Bridesville, B.C. Tuesday, Dec. 1. Photo courtesy of RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey
B.C. Mountie, suspect airlifted by Canadian Armed Forces from ravine after foot chase

Military aircraft were dispatched from Comox, B.C., say RCMP

Photo by Dale Klippenstein
Suspect tries to thwart police in Abbotsford with false 911 call about men with guns

Man twice sped away from officers and then tried to throw them off his trail

An 18-year old male southern resident killer whale, J34, is stranded near Sechelt in 2016. A postmortem examination suggests he died from trauma consistent with a vessel strike. (Photo supplied by Paul Cottrell, Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
“We can do better” — humans the leading cause of orca deaths: study

B.C. research reveals multitude of human and environmental threats affecting killer whales

A logo for Netflix on a remote control is seen in Portland, Ore.,Aug. 13, 2020. Experts in taxation and media say a plan announced Monday by the government will ultimately add to the cost of digital services and goods sold by foreign companies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jenny Kane
‘Netflix tax’ for digital media likely to raise prices for consumers, experts say

The government says Canadian companies already collect those taxes when they make digital sales

Most Read