Helping to make things Better at Home

Helping seniors stay independent fir a longer period of time.

Seniors looking for assistance in staying independent had the chance to gather information as the organization Better at Homeheld an information session at the Nakusp Public Library on Feb. 15.

Nakusp is one of six rural and remote communities picked for the pilot program for Better at Home.

At this time, the organization, which is run through the United Way, offers light housekeeping, light home repairs, and snowremoval.

However, as much as there was to learn that evening, only three people showed up to the event.

Some think timing had to do with it.

“I think it might have been the time of the evening,” said Rosalyn Lindgren, project coordinator for Better at Home in Nakusp. “Alot of seniors don’t come out in the evenings, especially in the winter.”

Even though there weren’t many people at the information night, the program is getting noticed in the community and Lindgrenis hoping to take it to other communities in the valley.

“It’s started to pick up since the new year,” she said. “I definitely want to put it out to other communities down the lake Edgewood, Fauquier, and Burton. We’re ready to go into those communities, and there’s funding for those communities as well.”