- Success Story:
- Sherry is a 74 years old woman who lives on her own in Chilliwack. Before COVID-19 hit, Sherry lived an active lifestyle and was always happy to get out and do her own grocery shopping. Once the pandemic hit, Sherry became hesitant to do her regular grocery shop, as she knew she was in a high-risk age bracket. Sherry tried to stay home as much as she could, but wasn’t sure how to go about getting her regular groceries. She didn’t have a computer, so online ordering and delivery was not an option. Unsure of what other options were available, she called Chilliwack Better at Home.
- Better at Home is a program that strives to help seniors stay in their homes for as long as possible by extending a helping hand and providing social connections to their community. The program is funded by the Province of British Columbia and managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland.
Sherry connected with the Better at Home Coordinator and learned that Better at Home volunteers could go out and do some grocery shopping for her, using a list of preselected, essential items. The only cost to her, would be the cost of her groceries! The Program Coordinator and volunteers enjoy their weekly chats with Sherry, as she now receives a weekly order of items through the program, which has helped her settled into her new “normal”.