Ashcroft’s Better at Home program looking for volunteers

Better at Home is a new program designed to assist seniors living in their own homes with day to day chores.

The Better at Home program in Ashcroft and Cache Creek, delivered by the local Ashcroft and District Lions Club and the Kamloops Seniors Outreach Society, has opened their local office.

The program is designed and managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland and is funded by the Government of British Columbia. Better at Home will be available in up to 68 British Columbia communities.

Better at Home helps seniors continue living independently in their own homes by providing simple non-medical services. Depending on the specific needs of our local seniors, services can include transportation to appointments, light housekeeping, minor home maintenance and repairs, light yard work, snow shoveling, grocery shopping and friendly visiting.

These services are provided by paid workers and volunteers.

If you are a senior living in Ashcroft or Cache Creek you can obtain more information by contacting the local office. Some services will be free and some will require a fee to be paid by the senior based on their income. The services implemented initially will be transportation and snow shovelling.

The Ashcroft Cache Creek Better at Home office is now open three days each week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The office is located at 405 Railway Avenue in Ashcroft. Drop in times are  11 am to 3 pm, telephone 250-453-9911.

If you are interested in volunteering some of your time or are looking for work providing some of our services, please contact our office.

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