Dawson Creek 'Better at Home'

The Better at Home program has resumed operating out of our office at the Dawson Co-op Mall - corner of 8th Street and 103 Avenue, Dawson Creek. However, the office is only open to the public by appointment. Please call 250-782-2341 or 250-219-2119 to arrange an appointment.

SENIORS' HELP LINE - 250-219-2119 - FOR HELP FINDING SERVICES, RESOURCES, INFORMATION, REFERRALS


Our BETTER AT HOME program is continuing to offer essential support to local seniors throughout the COVID-19 epidemic. 

We will continue to provide yard work services and friendly phone calls/check-ins. 

To protect the health and safety of all parties, these services will involve NO direct contact between seniors and our volunteers. 

Our staff will be available via phone at 250-219-2119, Monday to Friday, 9-4:30 and we will respond to any messages left outside our operating hours as soon as we can. 

We will also do our best to provide seniors with information and referrals they may require to meet any needs that extend beyond what we can offer through Better at Home at this time. 

Be Safe and please reach out if you are in need of support.

Dawson Creek Better at Home Volunteers follow this link.  Volunteer Notification

Seniors receiving services from Dawson Creek Better at Home follow this link.  Seniors' Notification

Housekeepers working for Dawson Creek Better at Home follow this link. Housekeepers' Notification

Change in Office Hours

February 27, 2020


From March 2nd to April 9th 2020, the hours for the Better at Home office will be:
Monday to Thursday
9am to 1pm


 

Thank You Chances Dawson Creek

December 19, 2019
A Big Thank You to Chances Dawson Creek! Your generous donation will make a big difference to local seniors.
(left to right: Barb Smith of Chances presents Linda Studley, Program Coordinator of Better at Home, with a cheque for $1,100.00)


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Thank You Dawson Co-op!

October 1, 2019

What a great time we had, with the folks from Co-op at the BBQ on Sept 21st. The Dawson Co-op generously provided everything we needed to operate the BBQ and we got to keep the proceeds for the Better at Home program.
Thanks Co-op - and thanks to our volunteers and to the folks who braved the crazy winds to enjoy a burger or hot dog.

Picture: left to right - Scott Jamieson-Dawson Co-op, Linda Studley-Better at Home, and Jason Koutstall-Dawson Co-op.



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Review of CBC Video "Never Too Old"

August 28, 2019
I highly recommend taking the time to view this CBC documentary about Olive, an 81 year old woman in PEI. the video follows her journey to earn her PHD. Her dissertation follows rural senior women, focusing on their capabilities rather than obstacles. A very inspiring video with some excellent information and a positive message.
Thank you Angela, for recommending this video. :)

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Get Moving - With ActivAge and Choose to Move!

August 21, 2019
New dates for these two popular programs hosted by the City of Dawson Creek. We've heard lots of positive feedback from seniors who have participated in earlier programs. See the posters for more information.




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Focus Groups at the Library

July 31, 2019
There will be TWO different meetings - 10 am for Seniors.  1pm for Senior Service Providers & Families

 

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Get those knitting needles and crochet hooks flying...

July 31, 2019


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Did you know that if you are 65 or older you can take programs at Northern Lights College and not have to pay the tuition cost? And even better - you will receive credit for that course!

July 31, 2019


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Seniors' Pickleball

July 10, 2019


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Thank You Inland Auto Ltd.

May 14, 2019
Thanks to community minded businesses like Inland, Better at Home can continue to offer services to local seniors to help them remain independently in their own home. 


Left to Right: Arleene Thorpe, Volunteer Coordinator - Better at Home, receives a cheque for $300 for Dawson Creek Better at Home, from Dan Brennan, Owner - Inland Auto Ltd.  

 

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Better at Home
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Information Brochures on the Dawson Creek Better at Home Program:

General Brochure - prints double sided 8x11

Frequently Asked Questions  - prints double sided 8x14

Housekeeping Services  - prints double sided 8x11

Sponsor a Senior - prints one sided 8x11 (card fold)

Leave a Legacy - prints double sided 8x11


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For more information about the Dawson Creek Better at Home program please go to the FAQs page.