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Better Home Program needs volunteers - are you available for seniors?

Better Home Program is looking for volunteers to support seniors
Barriere Seniors Society Centre in Barriere will be hosting a Better Home Senior presentation on Feb. 28 by Yellowhead Community Services from 11 - 12:30 p.m. (Photo by: Miekael Kjellstrom)

The Better at Home program sponsored by Yellowhead Community Services (YCS) was developed to support seniors in the North Thompson in Clearwater and Barriere, 65 years and older. The purpose of the program is to assist seniors in staying in their own homes for as long as possible independently.

The YCS Better Home program needs volunteers and hoping available members in both communities will consider contributing some time to assist those living alone that may require assistance with; grocery pick-up and delivery, prescription pick-up and delivery, light yard work service, light housekeeping service, transportation to medical appointments and friendly visiting (phone calls or in person visits).

Volunteers 19 years and older are welcome to add their names to the volunteer list. For teens under 19 adult supervisions with a responsible adult is required.

If you or your group, organization or team has some free time and would enjoy spending time with a senior in your area or offering some supportive service please contact manager April Christensen at: 250-674-2600 ext. 237 or email:

On Feb. 28, the Better at Home program will be hosting a presentation and luncheon from 11 – 12:30 p.m. at the Barriere and District Senior Society Drop-In Centre.