Seniors’ City-to-Township bus to run twice a month

Envision Financial, Langley Senior Resources Society partner to offer shuttle service for banking and shopping

First West Credit Union’s Envision Financial and the Langley Senior Resource Society (LSRS) have partnered to offer a semi-monthly bus service from Langley City to various parts of the Township.

Funding from Envision will allow the Langley Seniors Centre to offer a bus route two Wednesdays a month that provides pick-up and drop-off at key locations within Langley City.

Earlier this month, Envision Financial closed its Langley City branch and consolidated its staff and services to its Willoughby branch on 64 Avenue.

At the time, Envision promised that it was looking into solutions on how to serve their Langley City customers with mobility issues. The bus service is one way to help, said Envision.

The bus service supports members with mobility challenges, but ridership is not solely limited to Envision Financial members or to seniors.

Envision will sponsor two routes per month for a three-month period from May 27 to Aug. 26.

The pick-up spots are at the Seniors’ Centre, No Frills, Timms Community Centre and the St. Joseph’s Church parking lot.

The bus will go to Walmart, Envision and the Langley Farmers Market.

Following the first three months, First West Credit Union and LSRS will assess the effectiveness of the service to determine how best to continue with the program throughout the remainder of 2015.

The routes and times will be posted at the seniors centre.