$2 million helps support seniors to stay at home longer

June 18th, 2014

Friday, June 13 in Kamloops, B.C.’s Health Minister Terry Lake announced an additional $2 million in funding for United Way’s Better at Home program. United Way of the Lower Mainland is grateful for the additional funding. 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 46 locations to date with another 14 opening their doors for service in the fall. Find out if your community is operating a local Better at Home program.

“Our mandate is to help seniors remain independent and active in their communities,” said United Way of the Lower Mainland President & CEO Michael McKnight.

The additional funding will be used to enhance and improve Better at Home programs. Enhancements will include:

  • Engaging with stakeholders across the province to develop and pilot a number of Better at Home programs to better serve rural or remote communities
  • Finding ways for Better at Home to more fully integrate and support existing seniors services in local communities with a goal of providing even better services to seniors
  • Developing training and other tools to build the capacity of lead organizations

The announcement was made at a seniors symposium organized by ONCORE, Better at Home”s service provider in Kamloops.

Visit the United Way of the Lower Mainland website for details, and view the official media release for more information on the additional $2 million from the province of B.C.