Programs and Services

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Better at Home

Better at Home provides community-based services from volunteers, contractors and our local non-profit organization. Better at Home supports the non-medical needs of older adults in Kelowna, West Kelowna, and Lake Country. These services are aimed to help seniors stay independent in their own homes.

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Crisis Counselling & Support

Individual help and support is offered including assistance with: 

  • Government forms and supplements
  • Crisis counselling & support sessions 
  • Connecting to community resources
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Information & Referral

Our information & referral service helps connect seniors with resources available in our community.

We are here to listen to your concerns, help you find answers, solve problems, and connect you or a loved one to needed supports.

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Coffee Break Group

Coffee break is a group that meets weekly to allow older adults in the area to get to know each other. This is a casual drop in group for seniors who would like to chat over their morning coffee.

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ElderNet Mentoring

ElderNet is a volunteer run group that meets weekly. Volunteers mentor older adults who can drop in on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. All participants must bring their own devices and will have one-one help from a volunteer mentor with using their devices.

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Seniors Safety Fair

Due to current health concerns and circumstances with COVID-19 we are have made the decision to cancel the Safety Fair for 2021. This was a difficult decision but the health and safety of our seniors is a priority. We were able to have a virtual fair with a handful of vendors.

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Volunteer Tax Program

We offer a volunteer-based tax preparation program for LOW INCOME seniors with SIMPLE returns ONLY.

We are NOT tax specialists or accountants and cannot answer your detailed tax questions. Those must be referred to Canada Revenue Agency.

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Senior Centre Without Walls

Senior Centre Without Walls (SCWW) aims to connect seniors to others in our local community entirely over the telephone or virtually through a computer, tablet, or smartphone . This service is available for Okanagan residents who are 65+.

 

 

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Companioning Housing

Participation is available as a home provider (host) where you will rent out a spare room in your home to a person of your choice, which could be a 55+ adult, or even a responsible university student.

Or, you can participate as a renter (guest) where you will share a home with an older adult and pay a fair rent. 

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Housing Directory

A local directory for low-income, supportive, long-term and assisted living for Seniors! There are Low-income housing (“Subsidized”), long-term care, supportive housing, and assisted living options.

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Elderguide

Everything seniors need in and around Kelowna. Take a look at all the programs and options that help seniors maintain independence, safety, housing and other non-medical needs

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Linked Together

Linked Together connects seniors to a variety of non-medical community supports in order to improve their health and well-being.