Seniors Services (65+) Better at Home Program
Independence drives our confidence and motivation. If you are a senior living at home, you know that a small amount of support can mean many years of living the life you choose in the home you love. Tri-Cities Better at Home program helps seniors with simple day-to-day tasks, such as light housekeeping and transportation to appointments, so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes, and remain connected to their communities.
The program offers specific non-medical services to seniors who are:
- 65 years old or older
- Living in their own home (clients in assisted or independent living don’t qualify)
- Resident of the Tri-Cities area (Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and the villages of Anmore and Belcarra).
SPECIFIC SERVICES OFFERED
The Better at Home program offers the following specific services:
- Light housekeeping
- Transportation to doctor’s appointments across Metro Vancouver
- Minor Home Repair
- Friendly Visiting
- Phone Friends
- Grocery Shopping
- Food Support
SHARE Family and Community Services offers the following programs to Tri-Cities seniors.
- Better at Home Program (for people 65+)
Offers light housekeeping, transportation to medical appointments, minor home repair, food support, grocery shopping and friendly visiting/phone friends to help seniors continue to live at home and remain independent.
Light housekeeping, transportation and home repair have fees that are reduced based on household income.
- Welcoming Seniors Spaces (for people 75+)
Organizes regular group meetings where seniors can provide and/or access support, and connect with other community members.
Recruits and trains outreach volunteers who will connect with seniors and help them get the needed service/s.
- Seniors on the Move (for people 75+)
Supports seniors by providing information about transportation options.
Offers transportation service to get seniors to community centres and other locations where they can access resources and increase their community connections. The transportation service is provided by volunteers.
- Seniors Café / Seniors Food Bank Day
Seniors gather at the Clarke St. Family Resource Centre to pick up their food hamper, access information and other needed support, and connect with other community members. Seniors meet bi-weekly on Friday 9:30 – 11:30 at 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody.
- Seniors Support Group (for people 60+)
Offers a discussion group for seniors who want to gain and/or give support.
The group runs two or three cycles per year.
Fees for the Better at Home services are determined on a sliding scale based on the senior’s household income. Light housekeeping, transportation and minor home repair services are provided on a fee-for-service basis.
To register as participant, please contact:
Tri-Cities Better at Home
Main: 604.936.3900 Ext 202
Address: 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody BC V3H 1Z4
Pre-registration is required (intakes are done in person only at the senior’s home or at the Better at Home site).
Paola Wakeford-Mejia – Program Coordinator-Tri-Cities Better At Home
Main: 604-936-3900 (Ext. 202)