Better At Home

We’re Giving Seniors A Hand

Supporting the non-medical needs of older adults in BC

Better at Home is a program that helps seniors with simple non-medical, day-to-day tasks so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities.

 Direct services offered:

  • Information/referrals to other community based senior services
  • Light housekeeping (paid on a sliding scale based on income)
  • BC Farmers Market Nutritional Coupon Program

 Volunteer services, subject to availability:

  • Odd jobs/errands
  • Transportation to shopping and medical appointments
  • Grocery shopping assistance
  • Prepared food delivery
  • Light yard work
  • Snow shoveling
  • Minor home repairs
  • Social Connections (telephone, virtual, face-to-face, individual or small groups)
  • 50+ Angel Tree Christmas Project

    Better at Home

    is funded by the Government of B.C., managed by United Way British Columbia Healthy Aging, and delivered in Cranbrook by Community Connections Society of Southeast BC.

    Help is close to home

    United Way British Columbia Healthy Aging administers the Better at Home program throughout BC, supporting over 85 non-profit organizations who deliver Better at Home in over 260 communities.  If you or someone you know is a senior living in a community which offers Better at Home, you can contact the community agency in your area to find out more and to apply for services.  A program coordinator will work with you to help determine which services will suit you best.

    In Cranbrook

    Phone 250.426.2943          Email

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    Other Resources:   | 778-687-0062  |  250-426-3618  | 1-877-489-0803  |  1-877-952-3181   | 1-800-663-7867  | 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)

    Angel Tree

    Thank you, Cranbrook and Kimberley, for so enthusiastically supporting the 2022 50+ Adult Angel Tree Project.

    Over 200 older people received gifts from big-hearted community members, as well as a turkey dinner from the Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap and a treat bag from Bread & Butter Bakery.

    This Cranbrook Better at Home project is possible because of private & corporate donors and a team of cheerful volunteer elves, lead by Wendy Bond, Amy Oakley & Shauna Beaulac (pictured left to right).

    Community Partners include:

    • Bread & Butter Bakery (Kimberley)
    • Caregivers Network for East Kootenay Seniors 
    • Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce
    • Community Connections Society
    • Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap
    • Hearing Loss Clinic
    • Kimberley Ambulance Station
    • Kimberley Elks
    • Kimberley Food Recovery
    • Kimberley Public Library
    • Kootenay CARP
    • Kootenay Kwik Print
    • Paying It Forward * Kindness in the Kootenays
    • Save-On-Foods (Cranbrook & Kimberley)
    • TM Roberts Grade 4 Class