Dawson Creek 'Better at Home'

You're Invited!

September 26, 2018

Please join us on Monday, October 1st and celebrate National Seniors' Day AND Better at Home's 8th Anniversary. Refreshments will be served - Stop in, visit, have a treat, and participate.  Feel free to share this post - Let's make it a busy, fun open house!


 

What is the CBSS sector?

June 26, 2018
CBSS stands for 'Community Based Seniors' Services' sector.  This sector includes all municipal and not for profit organizations that provide services and programming for older adults at the local level.

Better at Home is a member of the CBSS sector and both of our host agencies (South Peace Community Resource Society and South Peace Seniors' Access Service Society) have signed the CBSS Declaration.

You can too!

Go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/CBSSDeclaration   and sign the declaration and show you...
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Thank You Encana!

March 28, 2018
A Big Thank You to Encana for donating $3,000 to Better at Home to go towards plowing driveways for seniors. Without the help of our generous community, we wouldn't be able to offer this vital service to our local seniors. Left: Better at Home Volunteer Coordinator, Arleene Thorpe, Right: Brian Lieverse, Community Relations Advisor with Encana.


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Attention all Senior Crafters and Artists!!

March 7, 2018
We're already planning for our booth at the Kiwanis 'Home, Garden, and Leisure Show' (April 20 to 22). This year it will be happening at the Encana Centre. Just like last year, we'll be selling seniors' craft and art items. If you'd like to submit your art or crafts for sale during this event, please contact me at the Better at Home office in the Co-op Mall - or call 250-782-2341


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Choose to Move and Active Aging

February 21, 2018



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Just Ask...

November 14, 2017
Just Ask... Better at Home would like to encourage you to take a look around next time you have the snowblower going and see if there are any senior citizens on your block who might appreciate having their driveway cleared. 

Neighbours helping neighbours - it's a beautiful form of volunteering!


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7th Anniversary Open House - Oct 17 2017

October 12, 2017


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2017 ARC Resources/Better at Home RODEO Outing

August 30, 2017

On Wednesday August 9, 2017, Dawson Creek Better at Home partnered with ARC Resources Ltd.  to take 44 seniors to the rodeo to watch the chuckwagon races.  This is the third year that we have done the Rodeo tour for the seniors. All the expenses for the rodeo were paid for by ARC Resources.

The Homers bus arrived at the back gate and the seniors went to the reserved section that was set aside for them. After the races started, the ARC Resources crew of volunteers brought the seniors hamburge...


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Memory Lane - Pioneer Village Bus Tour - July 18 2017

August 30, 2017

On July 18, Better at Home took 22 seniors on the city bus for a trip to the Pioneer Village.  We spent the day touring the Pioneer Village.

Everyone joined together in groups and started walking around the village. Some groups had specific spots they wanted to see other groups just wandered around.

There were more men on this tour than we usually have, and while the ladies were having a coffee break, the men chatted about the old machinery in the barns.  Arms were waving and you could tell...


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Thank You SPSASS and 100 Women Who Care-Dawson Creek

April 26, 2017
Jeannie Lindgren of SPSASS presenting a cheque for $15,000 to Brigitta Ratschker for the Better at Home Program. The funds will be used to provide housekeeping services to local seniors to help them remain independent in their own homes. Special thanks to SPSASS (South Peace Seniors Access Services Society) and to 100 Women Who Care - Dawson Creek.

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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

Volunteer Handbook - prints double sided 8x14

Housekeeping Services  - prints double sided 8x11

Planned Giving prints double sided 8x11 (2 per sheet)

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


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

For older issues of the Volunteer Newsletter, please go to the Volunteer Page.



Special thanks to the United Way of Northern BC for their support of our housekeeping services for seniors. This support has helped us respond to requests for assistance from many Dawson Creek seniors.