Building a Vision for Seniors’ Wellness at the Inaugural Provincial Summit on Aging

Surrey, B.C. – More than 200 organizational leaders from across B.C. met on November 2 & 3 to identify and address critical challenges facing seniors in the province today. The inaugural Provincial Summit on Aging (the “Summit”) took place at Surrey City Hall and was an initiative of the Raising the Profile Project (www.seniorsraisingtheprofile.ca).

The Summit’s goals were to raise the profile and increase the capacity of Community-Based Seniors’ Services (CBSS) – which includes municipal seniors’ service providers and non-profit organizations – to deliver health promotion and prevention programming that supports seniors’ independence,

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RFP Closed – Implementation of the Better at Home Aboriginal Engagement Strategy

better at home first nations map

This opportunity is now closed. Thank you to those who submitted an RFP.

Better at Home (BH) is a non-medical home support program managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) and funded through the Government of British Columbia (BC). Non-medical home support services are designed to assist seniors and elders with simple day-to-day tasks and are delivered primarily by non-profit agencies. Services provided across the 67 program locations include light yard work,

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RFP Closed – Implementation of an Evaluation of United Way’s Better at Home Program

better at home seniors group

This opportunity is now closed. Thank you to those who submitted an RFP.

Seniors are an important and growing part of our communities and their active involvement enriches everyone’s lives. To ensure seniors continue to play an active role in our communities, they often need support to live independently in their own homes, surrounded by family, friends, and neighbours.

Better at Home (BH) is a non-medical home support program managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) and funded by the Government of British Columbia (BC).

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Better at Home Caring Summit – March 3 & 10, 2017

“Just knowing that I can make a difference in these persons lives is a positive experience.”

You’re invited to the Better at Home Caring Summit!  The Vancouver Better at Home programs are planning two days of skill building workshops for existing and prospective Better at Home volunteers.

WHAT: Better at Home Caring Summit Training

WHEN: Friday March 3rd and Friday March 10th 2017

From 12:00pm to 5:00pm

WHERE: Kitsilano Neighbourhood House,

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Better at Home “Communities of Practice” Share a Passion for Supporting Seniors

A successful COP has three key ingredients: a community (a set of people), a domain (what they care about or do), and their practice (their body of knowledge).

Monitoring, evaluation, and learning are tremendously important to the success of Better at Home. Our local programs depend on opportunities to reflect, learn and share knowledge to support their program development and improve service delivery. The Better at Home Provincial Integration Project (PIP) encourages these priorities, and supports the sharing of local best practices and collaborative activities to ensure the best possible outcomes for seniors (for more information on PIP,

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