The Seniors Appreciation Day at the Muriel Arnason Library brought out more than 35 seniors for a variety of activities including speakers, music, dance, a book draw, a display of new large print books, information on services for Langley seniors, and refreshments.
At this Seniors Week event Mayor Jack Froese highlighted some of the new services for seniors that the Township has initiated. Penny Hambrook of ‘You’ve Gotta Have Friends’ spoke of the family life which inspires her stories, encouraging audience comments. Lilianne Fuller described her journey toward becoming a freelance writer.
Janice McTaggart, the director of Outreach & Volunteer Services, Langley Senior Resources Society, hosted a table with information about the wide range of services and programs available for seniors in the Langley area. Her talk mentioned some of the seniors’ activities that take place on a regular basis.
A special part of the celebration was performances by two very talented Langley young people, singer Jamey Ayana and Albert Saguil, an award-winning local dancer.
A total of 10 people each took home a copy of the book Reminiscences, Recipes & Remedies: Langley Seniors Reminisce About Their Food Heritage from a contest draw.
Community Librarian Supervisor Dr. Sarwan Singh Randhawa that many people worked to bring this event together to celebrate the hard work of local community builders.