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Seniors do better at home

It's an ambitious goal is to keep Chilliwack seniors living independently in their homes as long as possible.

Better at Home is a program from the United Way of the Fraser Valley, funded by the province, says Tony Lapointe, a consultant who will be conducting community consultations soon.

The Better at Home Program helps seniors by providing non-medical support services such as transportation, light house work, lawns, minor home repair, and more.

"The intent is to capitalize on existing services in the community by utilizing volunteers and non-profit activities in order to make the program as affordable and accessible as possible," said Lapointe in a release.

Better at Home is coming to 60 B.C. communities, with each community getting the ability to determine what services are needed and which non-profit organization will provide those services through a community consultation process. The program will run until December 2015.

Lapointe was hired by the United Way to conduct community consultations in the Chilliwack area.

To find out more email tony@tonylapointe.com or call him at 604-864-9294 or toll free at 855-864-9294.

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

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