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Better at Home 2017-09-20T00:42:56+00:00

Better at Home is a program that helps seniors with non-medical home supports so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities. The Government of British Columbia funds the program, United Way of the Lower Mainland manages it, and local non-profit organizations provide the services.

United Way Supports Seniors

Part of United Way of the Lower Mainland’s mandate is to support programs that help seniors to age with dignity.  As such, the United Way manages 67 Better at Home programs across the province.

Services offered:

  • Friendly Visiting
  • Transportation
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Minor Home Repairs
  • Light Yard Work
  • Snow Shoveling
Better at Home BC Website

Help Is Close to Home

Seniors can contact the Better at Home hosting organization in their area to find out more and to apply for services. A service provider will help determine which services are most appropriate for an individual’s circumstances. Contact information for hosting organizations within the Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen region are listed below.

 Central Okanagan

Seniors Outreach & Resource Centre  (serving Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, West Kelowna) 

115-2065 Benvoulin Court, KelownaBC V1W 0A5

Program Coordinators: Judy Dow and Kristin Stratulat – 250.861.6180, ext 205 and 203, respectively

Email: betterathome@seniorsoutreach.ca

Web: http://www.seniorsoutreach.ca

Elder Guide: http://www.elderguide.ca/

Lake Country Health Planning Society

Contact: Megan Ross – 778.215.5247

Peachland Wellness Centre

Contact: Christina MacMaster – 250.767.0141

Westside Health Network Society

Contact: Debbie Elliott – 250.768.3305

Penticton

Penticton and District Community Resources Society

330 Ellis St, Penticton, BC, V2A 4L7

Program Coordinator: Myrna Tischer – 778.215.5247

Email: mtischer@pdcrs.com

Web: http://www.betterathomepenticon.com

South Okanagan

South Okanagan Integrated Community Services Society  (serving Osoyoos & Oliver)

8307 72nd Ave, Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0

Program Coordinator: Brittany Von Burg – 250-495-6925

Email: bah@desertsun.ca 

Web: http://www.southokanaganbetterathome.com

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