September 2018

NEWS: East Kootenay Game Changer Award 2018

Community Connections Society (CCS) staff and Board is very pleased and proud to share the accomplishments of Laurie Harris, Coordinator of the Better at Home program. This is one of the many programs under the auspice of CCS and supports Seniors in Cranbrook with non-medical needs within their homes. Social Connections lunches occur every other Wednesday to support social isolation, Coffee Talk is a drop-in coffee session again to support seniors. Many other activities occur through this program and has made a significant difference to many seniors over the years.

Seniors (sponsored by OK Tire)

Laurie Harris

Laurie Harris’s tireless efforts with Cranbrook Better At Home, helps seniors who need a helping hand to remain independent at home and stay connected to their community. She always makes herself available to people whatever their need may be, and her kind words and empathy have helped comfort many people in their time of need.


Pictured with Laurie is City of Cranbrook Coun. Ron Popoff, left, on behalf of Mayor Lee Pratt.

Cranbrook Keys to Home is excited to share their new website;

Focused on affordable housing in Cranbrook, the website provides resources for renters, landlords and community members looking for info on everything from available rental units and next step living for seniors, to home sharing and the Keys to Home 2017 Housing Needs Report.

There are links to numerous tenancy guides and resources including rental courses, template agreements and letters, as well as rental assistance and subsidized housing.