The Fort St. James Seniors Centre is ready to serve again as it opens its doors to the community for lunch this September.
Lunch will be offered at the centre on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at a reasonable cost that helps support the Seniors Association.
“Get ready. The hot lunches are homemade and they will be delicious,” said Chester Hiebert, vice-president of the association.
For Hiebert, it’s all about the volunteers who help keep the centre running strong year after year.
“The Seniors Association has been running for about 35 years now,” Hiebert said.
“I enjoy being a part of this. It’s right for me and they are all wonderful people. My whole idea is that the quality of any community is based on volunteerism and here in Fort St. James, it has really enriched our community.”
The first fall Seniors Barbecue will be held at the centre on Sept. 16 beginning at 11:00 a.m. All are invited.
For Seniors Association President, Dave Birdi, there’s much to look forward to.
“The centre will be opening in the evenings for members who would like to play music, cards, or just socialize,” Birdi said.
“We encourage residents to be a part of the community and enjoy the company. The centre belongs to the community and it’s a great place to meet for lunch or for coffee in support of our seniors.”
And the centre continues to serve as a resource for seniors to obtain information regarding services available to them.
For anyone interested in hosting a party or get together, the hall is also available for private rentals.
“It’s important to show appreciation to our seniors,” Birdi said.