Seniors and senior-friendlies invited to picnic

The Better At Home program in Ashcroft is having a public barbecue on Sept. 10 in Heritage Park.

The Ashcroft-Cache Creek Better at Home program is a hive of activity in our communities. This program helps seniors continue to live independently in their own homes by providing simple non-medical services. It is funded by the Government of British Columbia and designed and managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland.  Our local program is now providing transportation, housekeeping, grocery shopping, yard care and minor home maintenance for the seniors who have applied. Currently, we have 52 seniors enjoying our services.

To celebrate our success we are holding a Seniors Picnic on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Heritage Park in Ashcroft from 11 am to 2 pm. Our BBQ lunch is free for all seniors but you must register at the Better at Home office so we know how many hotdogs and burgers to prepare! You do not have to be a Better at Home client to come to the picnic. This event is free for everyone who considers themselves a senior!

Along with our lunch we are planning an information session for all scooter owners. If you own a scooter, drive it to the park that day and receive tips for operation and care. If you are thinking of purchasing a scooter, this may be for you. We will also have a few more information tables for you to visit and lawn games to play if you wish.

Plan to come to Heritage Park that day and visit with old friends and new! If you require transportation, please let us know when you register. Call our office at 250-453-9911 and leave your name and phone number to let us know you will be attending, or drop in to our office at 405 Railway Ave. during office hours – 11 am to 3 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

See you on Sept. 10.