New Program for Seniors in the Castlegar area

Multi-faceted offering geared to make life easier for local seniors

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Castlegar Better At Home program provides non-medical home supports to seniors. By providing such supports as housekeeping, yard work (lawn/snow), transportation, light home repairs, and running errands, we can help seniors remain independent, and in their own homes, longer.

Better At Home is accessible to all seniors as it works on a sliding scale according to income. Fees go directly from senior to the agency to decrease risks, ensure confidentiality, and ensure dignity.

Volunteers are needed for the “Friendly Visitor” element of the program. Visits can be done in the home or by phone, whichever is more suitable to the volunteer.

Drivers are also needed for the transportation element of the Program. Rides will be offered for shopping, social outings, and other errands. Mileage reimbursement is available to drivers.

Seniors requiring services as listed above are welcomed to call and register with the program.

Open House / Information Session will be held on Nov 21, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Forum Room in the CBT Building on 13th Ave. in downtown Castlegar.  There will be a brief presentation on the Better At Home Program, and then an open forum for questions and to meet the team. This event will have lots of info on volunteering, so if you are interested in supporting our local seniors, please come.

The Better at Home program is facilitated by United Way of the Lower Mainland and funded by the provincial government.

Feel free to call our program team with any questions or comments. We’d love to hear from you.

Sandi McCreight, Program Coordinator    250.365.2104 ext. 34   soscastlegar@hotmail.com

Judy Soroke, Volunteer Coordinator        250.365.2104 ext. 35  judy.soroke@cdcss.ca

Nicole Purves, Program Assistant            250.365.2104 ext. 34

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