The Langley Seniors Resource Centre is offering seniors help to preserve photos.

Saving precious family photos

Seniors can learn to save photos by digitizing them.

The Langley Seniors Resource Centre is hosting a way for people to preserve their photos as part of their emergency planning.

The fires and fire risk of summer 2015 and the windstorm that caused damage prompted the idea of a workshop to preserve photos. The centre will help people learn how at an event Sept. 24 and give the public a chance to scan large volumes of photos Oct. 3.

Many people have since assembled emergency kits. Now is also the time to think about preserving family photos.

“We often see families who prepare their disaster kit, their emergency contact numbers, and their evacuation plans, but they don’t plan for their family photos,” said Harley Cross of Share My Photographs. “Then, after disaster strikes, they’ve lost such an important part of their lives. And there’s no way to replace it.”

A workshop with Share My Photographs and the seniors centre is Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Attendees will learn how to electronically preserve photos and can have up to 10 photos scanned.

The cost is $5 and includes light refreshments.

There will be a community scanning day on Oct. 3 at the seniors centre, 20605 51B Ave.

That’s an opportunity to have up to 200 photos scanned and put onto a USB, which people must bring with them.

Or the scanned photos can be loaded to an online website for computer access.

People must contact the seniors centre and book a time for the Oct. 3 scanning. Call 604-530-3020.

Sign up in advance and the cost is $40. Sign up at the event Oct. 3 and the cost is $50.


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