Better At Home

United Way’s Better at Home program helps BC’s older adults continue living independently in their own homes by providing simple, non-medical home support services.

Program Information

The Better At Home Program provides:

  • Light housekeeping
  • Grocery shopping – in store and or phone in
  • Light yard work
  • Good morning calls
  • Friendly visits

Who Is Eligible?

Seniors 65+

Please Note: Some programs are fee-for-service, based on a sliding scale.

How To Refer?

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If you are interested in volunteering for the for Better at Home program please download and fill out the Better at Home Confidentiality Agreement as well as the Volunteer Application Form

Better at Home Ashcroft - Friendly visitors aren’t horsing around about spreading smiles

Three adorable miniature horses have been huge hits as they make visits in Ashcroft.

What could be more heart-warming than an adorable miniature horse kitted out with holiday-appropriate accessories? Why, three adorable miniature horses, of course.

Hunnee, Grumpy (real name Tonka), and Lilly are the Better at Home friendly visitors, and since Christmas 2020 they have been inspiring smiles wherever they travel. Owner Nancy Kendall, the Ashcroft/Cache Creek Better at Home coordinator, says that the road to the horses becoming friendly visitors at Thompson View Manor and Lodge and Jackson House started last year.

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Contact Information


765 Tranquille Rd,
Kamloops, BC
V2B 3J3


2187-A Coutlee Ave
Merritt, BC
V1K 1A9

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