New transportation plan helps Agassiz Harrison seniors

Better at Home provides seniors services to make their lives easier

There’s a new transportation service coming for seniors coming to town this June.

Agassiz-Harrison Community Services, in partnership with Chilliwack Community Services, announced its support of seniors through the initiation of a local Better at Home program.

The service will be offering seniors in the Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs area transportation to and from Chilliwack for grocery shopping.

Seniors who register for the service will be picked up and dropped off at their own home. These will be group trips and may include social activities as well.

In order to be eligible for this service registration for the Better at Home program is required. Participants must be 65 years or older, living in their own home, and be able to grocery shop with limited support.

As there is limited space for each trip, seniors who may be interested are encouraged to call for more information and reserve their space.

Better at Home also offers light housekeeping, transportation, friendly visits and minor home repairs.

Fees for the program services are determined on a sliding scale based on income level and some services may be offered free of charge.

Better at Home is managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland and funded by the Government of British Columbia.

It’s expected the service will be begin in June this year.

For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator, Fiona Delcourt at 604-796-2585 or betterathome@agassizcs.ca, or visit the website at www.betterathome.ca.