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Better At Home

Better at Home is a program that helps seniors with simple day-to-day tasks so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities.

The services we provide through our Better at Home Program are non medical. Some services are free and for others there may be a charge, however, we are pleased to share that many of our fees are heavily subsidized. When you meet with the service coordinator, April, she will explain how the program works and review your last year tax return to determine which subsidy category you are eligible for.

Services that have a fee attached to them are;

  • Light yard work
  • Minor home repairs
  • Light housekeeping
  • Snow shoveling

Services that are free and rely on volunteers are;

  • Friendly visiting
  • Transportation
  • Grocery shopping

April BaH.jpgTo be eligible for services seniors must live in the community of Clearwater, be 65 years or older, live alone (or with another senior) and have a need for services. Anybody can make a request for services, click here to download referral, or you can simply phone our main office to speak with April.

Better at Home is funded by The Government of British Columbia through United Way of the Lower Mainland and Yellowhead Community Services in the North Thompson Valley.

April Christensen
ph: 250.674.2600


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Would you like to join our YCS volunteer team?

There are lots of opportunities at Better at Home. We really appreciate our dedicated volunteers without whom we would not be able to run our program. You might be able to

  • Provide occasional transport to seniors (mileage is refunded)
  • Help with grocery shopping
  • Visit with and get to know a senior

Barb Petlton.jpgVolunteers are matched to their senior, we consider things like hobbies, ages, experiences, abilities and so on. Don’t be discouraged from volunteering if you have children as taking a child on a visit brings another dimension to seniors lives and is a wonderful opportunity to create intergenerational relationships (some of our seniors are looking for young families to visit with them! Click here for Volunteer application.

 

                                                                      Volunteer Barb Pelton