$5 million to support senior’s independence

On Friday, June 10 in Kamloops, B.C.’s Health Minister Terry Lake announced an additional $5 million in funding for United Way’s Better at Home program. This funding will provide increased supports for seniors to remain independent in their homes and communities.

“Seniors have told us that it is important that they are able to stay at home for as long as possible and not have to move just because they need a little assistance around the house,”

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Better at Home Rural and Remote Pilot Programs “Meetup” to Share Knowledge

Better at Home’s Rural and Remote Pilot Program staff gathered for a “Meetup” in Richmond, BC on April 25 and 26, 2016, to share knowledge, learn from each other, and cultivate a strong “Community of Practice”. Twenty Better at Home program coordinators, managers, and executive directors attended from six funded agencies located in some of the most rural communities from across the province.

Participants attended expert workshops and interactive training sessions, such as Ten Steps to Creating Safe Environments/Elder Abuse and Media Relations,

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Celebrating our Successes: Third Annual Better at Home Provincial Meetup!

October 1st and 2nd marked United Way’s third annual Better at Home Provincial Meetup, held at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby, BC!

Ninety-six Better at Home program representatives attended from our funded programs across the province, including the rural and remote pilot communities.

Participants attended peer-led expert workshops and applied training sessions, gathered and shared local and provincial updates with other program coordinators, discussed best practices and emerging needs of an aging population,

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Better at Home welcomes new provincial manager

Kahir Lalji is the new provincial Program Manager of the seniors program Better at Home.

Better at Home is a program that helps seniors with simple day-to-day tasks so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities. The Government of British Columbia funds the program, United Way of the Lower Mainland manages it, and local non-profit organizations provide the services.

Lalji has extensive experience in social services with a specialty in seniors?

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$4 million to better serve seniors

On Friday, June 12 in Kamloops, B.C.’s Health Minister Terry Lake (see photo) announced an additional $4 million in funding for United Way’s Better at Home Program. The funding will be used to enhance and support Better at Home.

Managed by United Way of the Lower Mainland, Better at Home is operating in 61 locations across B.C. with another six programs starting services in the coming months as part of the Rural and Remote Pilot Project.

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