The public can stop by the Langley Seniors Resource Centre during the holidays for its memory tree. Each year for a donation, people hang decorations with the names of deceased loved ones. All funds from the tree go to the centre’s bathing program which is no longer funded by Fraser Heath. LSRC board vice chair Lee Douglas said the bathing program relies entirely on donations. (Langley Advance file photo)

Langley’s largest seniors’ centre marks 25th anniversary

The public is invited to help celebrate the centre’s milestone.

Friday afternoon is time to celebrate.

The Langley Seniors Recreation and Resource Centre has a 25th anniversary celebration on Nov. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m.

There will be appetizers, coffee and cake, as well as door prizes, a slide show and memorabilia from the past 25 years.

Guest speakers will include Jim McGregor, LSRS board members and other notable guests connected to the centre at 20605 51B Ave.

People are asked to sign up at the reception desk to help with planning.

The non-profit Langley Senior Resources Society runs the centre which sits on City-owned land.

On April 28, 2008, someone set fire to the building, causing $3 million in damage. At the time of the fire, the centre had 1,200 members with about 2,000 local seniors using the facility. Members come from both the Township and City.

The centre had to rent space in other locations to offer programs and services. It offers recreation programs as well as outreach services, the dining room and catering, and the adult day program for those with phyisical or cognitive limitations.

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Instructor Beulah Vail has taught various courses at the Langley Seniors Resource Centre for more than a dozen years. On Jan. 16, she led a group through tai chi moves. It was one of the free classes offered during the centre’s open house in early 2018. (Langley Advance file photo)

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