Volunteer Centre: Better at Home volunteer recruitment

The Better at Home program provides seniors help with simple day-to-day tasks.

The Better at Home program is starting in the Central Okanagan and provides seniors help with simple day-to-day tasks. This program, which is funded by the B.C. government and managed by United Way of the Lower Mainland, helps support seniors so they can continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities.

The Better at Home program relies on caring volunteers to assist in delivering some of the services to seniors.  Seniors Outreach & Resource Centre is the lead agency delivering this program in Kelowna and is currently looking for volunteers who could assist seniors with theirs errands or accompany them while shopping.  Volunteers are matched one-to-one with a senior for a truly personalized experience. Volunteers should enjoy the company of seniors, be patient, and have good communication skills.

The seniors in this program often no longer drive and have difficulty running errands on their own. Assisting with these activities helps seniors remain independent in their own homes for longer and reduces feelings of isolation. Imagine how rewarding it is to help make daily living a little easier for someone, while also helping them feel connected to their community.

If you are interested in learning more or starting to volunteer, please contact Kathryn at Seniors Outreach & Resource Centre at 250-861-6180 or by email at betterathome@telus.net.

The Central Okanagan Better at Home program is also being delivered throughout the valley by Lake Country Health Planning Society, the Peachland Wellness Centre, and Westside Health Network. Whether you are interested in volunteering for the Better at Home program or finding out more about other programs and services, these organizations would enjoy hearing from you.  Please contact the agency nearest you for more information on their specific volunteer opportunities.

 

Just Posted

East Shuswap Road wildfire’s fire line being controlled

Firefighters saved an eagle’s nest and eaglets while controlling fire lines

RCMP ask public to help locate missing West Kelowna teen

Madison Loutitt was last seen July 12

Thieves on the loose in Lake Country

The RCMP is looking for thieves who stole from vehicles and a liquor store

Indie film lovers unite in Kelowna

The third annual IndieFest starts today

REPLAY: B.C.’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Lake Ontario

Police say the 35-year-old’s death appears to be a ‘case of misadventure’

Air quality statement warns of smoky air for Kamloops area

Environment ministry says area on north side of Thompson River may be affected by wildfire smoke

Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

Russian protest group claimed responsibility after four people ran onto field in police uniforms

Fans party on Montreal streets after French World Cup win

To city is home to nearly 57,000 French nationals

Your reviews: John Fogerty rocks the South Okanagan

Photos and reviews from fans in Penticton at John Fogerty’s concert in the SOEC

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

Almost every part of Canada’s largest national park deteriorating: federal study

Drawing on decades of research — the report lists 50 pages of citations

Activists protest outside Kinder Morgan terminal in kayaks, canoes

Tsleil-Waututh elder Ta’ah Amy George led the water ceremony from a traditional Coast Salish canoe

Most Read