Better at Home on Bowen is a satellite of the main North Shore program. We work hard to assist seniors with services that allow them to age in place in their island homes.
The program is open to all residents of Bowen Island who are 65 years and over or who are between the ages of 55-64 and on disability assistance. To be eligible, a resident must be living independently and not in private or publicly subsidized assisted living or a long-term care home. Our team of carefully chosen volunteers provide assistance with the following:
- Grocery or prescription pick-up and delivery
- Assistance with grocery shopping on island
- Light yard work
- Minor home repair
- Transportation on island
- Transportation off island to medical appointments
- Friendly visiting
There is also an NSCR staff member who provides light housekeeping services.
A formal intake assessment is required to determine program eligibility. Fees may apply based on a sliding scale that depends on an individual’s or couple’s annual net income. Friendly visiting services by volunteers are free of charge.
For a quick guide on what we have to offer, click here.
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Kim Sinclair, Better at Home Coordinator, Bowen Island
Email: [email protected]