Spring is promising to be a busy time at Better at Home. I was fortunate enough to be able to give presentations on the Better at Home program to several banks over the last few months. I partnered with Lindsay Jardine from the Community Response Network. Her presentations on Elder Abuse Awareness fits well with our own objective of promoting independence for seniors. I was also pleased to speak to the local Kiwanis Club and will be addressing the Retired Teachers Association in the near future.
     I am always happy to speak at any gathering about the Better at Home program and how our services can help local seniors. We also like to speak about the many volunteer opportunities available. If you would like me (Linda) or Volunteer Coordinator Arleene, to speak at a gathering, staff meeting, event, or ....   just give us a call.  250-782-2341
      Right now we're gearing up for the Kiwanis Home, Garden, & Leisure Show - April 28, 29, & 30th. We'll be in the Memorial Arena, booth 340. This year we have even MORE great arts and crafts for sale, most made by local seniors. We'll also have the Better at Home Cook Book, and the South Peace Treasured Chronicles DVDs on sale. Stop in and say hi!

      Also coming up is the "Day of Learning" in May. Our volunteers told us that they couldn't make it to workshops that took place during the week. So we scheduled a full day of professional development for our volunteers and contractors and staff on a Saturday. (the roster is filling so if you're a Better at Home volunteer you'd better get your name in soon!).  The Day of Learning will take our volunteers through 'Communicating with Dementia'  and  'Elder Abuse Awareness'. Two topics that are of great importance. We respect and value our clients and our volunteers and any time we can offer information or professional development opportunities we do our best to do so. 

That's all for now!