Castlegar’s Better At Home program helps seniors stay in their homes longer by providing non-medical services around the home

Castlegar’s Better At Home seniors’ program seeks recipes

The Castlegar Better at Home program invites local residents to contribute recipes to a cookbook that will raise money for the program.

A local seniors’ program is seeking recipes for a cookbook.

The Castlegar Better at Home program invites local residents to contribute recipes to a cookbook that will be sold to raisemoney for the program. The cookbook will feature favourite local recipes and will contain cooking tips and other localinformation. Recipes should preferably make two to four servings.

“We’d really like to focus on the smaller portion recipes, but if someone has something that’s fabulous that is you knowtheir mom’s favourite whatever I don’t have a problem with that either,” says Sandi McCreight, seniors service coordinatorin Castlegar.

The Better at Home program helps seniors stay in their homes longer by providing non-medical assistance around the home,namely housekeeping and handyman services like yard work and snow removal.

“The idea is that if we provide basic supports like housekeeping and handyman stuff, we can keep them there longer,” saysMcCreight. “The best thing about the program is that it runs on a sliding scale according to seniors’ income.”

Funds raised through sales of the cookbook will help Better At Home provide subsidies for those with lower incomes.

Contributors are welcome to submit more than one recipe and will receive one entry into a prize draw for each recipesubmitted. Submissions should include your name and phone number, and can be emailed to McCreight atsoscastlegar@hotmail.com, mailed to or dropped off at 1007 Second St., Castlegar, BC V1N 1Y4, or faxed to 250-365-2154.The deadline for submission is Oct. 31 and McCreight hopes to have the cookbook out in time for Christmas.

Anyone with questions about the Better at Home program or the cookbook can contact Sandi McCreight at 250-365-2104,ext. 23.

 

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