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Learn about Better at Home

There is a community meeting taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 20, to discuss the United Way’s Better at Home program.

Better at Home is a program that helps seniors continue living independently in their own homes by providing simple non-medical services like help with housekeeping and transportation to appointments.

Today’s community meeting will be held in the North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The range of Better at Home services available varies from community to community, depending on the specific needs of local seniors.

Examples of Better at Home services include housekeeping, grocery shopping, home repair, transportation to appointments, friendly visiting, snow shovelling, yard work.

In each community, local non-profit agencies deliver Better at Home services.

Some of the staff are paid, while others are volunteers.

Better at Home is a three-year project that began this year.

 

 

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