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Fundraising Special Olympics Bottle Drive Stop by with recyclable beverage containers on Oct. 19 to 22742 40th Ave. and help the local group raise money for Langley Special Olympics programs. Starts at 9am.
Seniors Brookswood Seniors Centre 19899 36th Ave. 604-530-4232. New members welcome. Activities offered: Line dancing (beginners to intermediate): 604-534-0299; Square dancing (beginners to advanced): 604-838-8821; duplicate bridge: 604-856-7170; chess: 604-530-4693; Fibre arts, cribbage, pool, scrapbooking, crafts: 604-530-4232; dog training: 604-514-9221; Food and Friends: 604-530-9227.
Council of Senior Citizens Organizations The advocacy group works to improve the lives of seniors. Seniors groups or associations wishing to affiliate or individuals wanting to be members can contact Ernie Bayer, 604-576-9734, fax 604-576-9733, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food and Friends Langley Meals on Wheels has a program for seniors (55+) to share a nutritious lunch along with socializing and guest speakers. Lunch costs $5. RSVP in advance to the number listed. 11:30am-1pm Aldergrove Bob's Bar n' Grill, 27083 Fraser Hwy.: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of the month. RSVP: 604-857-7725 Otter Co-Op: 3600 248 St.: 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. RSVP: 604-607-6923. Brookswood Brookswood Seniors Centre, 19899 36th Ave.: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. RSVP: 604-590-3888 Fort Langley Parish of St. George Church, 9160 Church St.: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. RSVP: 604-888-7782. Langley City Choo Choo's Restaurant, 20550 Fraser Hwy.: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. RSVP: 604-514-2940.
Yanaki Sushi, 20477 Fraser Hwy.: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. RSVP: 604-514-2940 Flourishing Chinese Restaurant, 20472 Fraser Hwy.: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. RSVP: 604-514-2940. North Langley Walnut Grove Community Centre, 8889 Walnut Grove Dr. 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month. RSVP: 604-882-0408. Renaissance Retirement Residence, 6676 203 St.: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. RSVP: 604-539-0571.
Volunteers needed for the various gatherings - about two to three hours twice per month. Contact Langley Meals on Wheels, 604-533-1679 or shannon@langleymealsonwheels. com.
Seniors Community Action Table At 10:30am in the Langley Seniors' Resource and Recreation Centre, 20605 51B Ave. The Oct. 16 meeting featured information on housing and transportation as well as services in the community and volunteer opportunities. Info: Lynda 604-533-1679 or email@example.com.
OAP Hall Aldergrove The Aldergrove Pensioners and Seniors offers various activites at the hall at 3015 273rd St.
At 9:20am Thursdays, a qualified instructor offers exercise for seniors. $6 per person per session. Carpet bowling is $1 per person and is at 1:30pm on Thursdays. The Aldergrove OAP 71 meets at 1pm on Oct. 21.
Seniors housing counselling The Langley Seniors Resource Centre has help with housing options in Langley. Drop in Wednesdays 1:30-3:30pm or make an appointment. Info: 604 530-3020, ext 319.
Langley Seniors Resource Soci ety 20605 51B Ave., 604-530-3020 Outreach programs: information and referral, Telephone Buddy, and seniors counsellors. We will come to your home or building and provide information on what is available in the community to help seniors to stay independent in their homes. Call for more information.
Better at Home: The program provides transportation and shopping assistance, friendly visitors and light housekeeping. Subsidies are available. Seniors Housing Counsellors: provide information about housing options here. Drop in Wednesdays 1:30-3:30pm or make an appointment. Info: 604 530-3020, ext. 319 Coffee and Connecting Support Group, and Flying Solo for 55-plus solos, both groups meet Tuesdays at 10am.
Birthday Socials: $6, held once every two months Sharing and Caring Socials: (will resume in 2014).
Health lecture The next free lecture by Langley Lodge is 7pm on Oct. 15 on the topics of reducing medication use in the elderly and advance care planning (balancing medication use and mitigating risks) with Dr. Mitch Fagan, the lodge medical director. RSVP: 604-532-4241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors produce Seniors can get a bag of fruits and vegetables on the first Tuesday of the month for $5. The program is through Langley Meals on Wheels in cooperation with Langley City, Fraser Health, the Langley Seniors Resource Centre and the Seniors Community Action Table. Pick up is at Douglas Recreation Centre and the Langley Seniors Resource Centre. Delivery available. Book: Rec centre, 604-514-2865 or seniors centre, 604-530-3020.
Support Al-Anon Family Groups If someone else's drinking is affecting you, AFG can help. Info: 604-688-1716, email@example.com or www.bcyukon-alanon.org.
Alano Club of Langley A social club for people in recovery, open 365 days a year, 11am-3pm and 7-10pm. Drop in for a cup of coffee or a game of pool at 20433 Douglas Cres.
Alateen The group supports young people recovering from the effects of living with problem drinking in a family member or friend. Ages 10 and up. The group meets at the Township Civic Facility, 20338 65th Ave. Info: 604-688-1716.
Alcoholics Anonymous Call Alcoholics Anonymous at the Langley intergroup office, 604-533-2600. Answering machine after hours. Tues. eves. at George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 42nd Ave., 8:30pm. Info: 604-434-3933 or 604-533-2600.
Epilepsy support group The Centre for Epilepsy in British Columbia invited parents, families, friends and anyone affected by epilepsy to a meeting 7-8:30pm on the last Wednesday of the month at the Township Civic Facility, 20338 65th Ave. Get resources and information. No meetings over Christmas and summer. Info: 1-888-9SEIZURE or www.epilepsy.ca.
FASD adoptive and foster parents Monthly support group meetings for those with children who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Info: Jamie, 604-530-5917.
Gamblers Anonymous Group Is gambling a problem for you or someone you know? Help is available. Call Gamblers Anonymous, 604-878-6535.
Other Blood donor clinics Call 1-888-2-DONATE to book. Oct. 22: 1-8pm Murrayville Hall, 21667 48th Ave.
Oct. 26: 10am-5pm Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre, 26770 29th Ave.
Streamside cleanup Help clean Yorkson Creek in Walnut Grove on Oct. 12 from 10am-noon. Meet at the Walnut Grove Community Park. Sign up at 604-532-3511 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Equipment and refreshments provided. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.
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