Boundary Family Services now provides services for Seniors in the Boundary area.

To find out more information, apply for services or to become a volunteer contact:

Rachel Warriner – Program Coordinator
Boundary Family Services
1200 Central Ave, PO Box 2498
Grand Forks, BC  V0H 1H0
250-442-2267 or 1-877-442-5355 ext. 40243

Grand Forks Office
Glanville Family Centre
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 – 3:00

Rock Creek Office
Riverside Centre
Wednesday 10:00 – 2:00

All services are provided in a safe manner as per the Public Health Officers recommendations and your comfort.


Healthy Aging Website

West Kootenay Boundary Caregiver Support

Better at Home Services

Better at Home

Better at Home is a provincial program that helps seniors with non-medical day-to-day tasks so they can continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities. Some services are offered for free and provided by volunteers and staff from non-profit organizations. Other services have fees according to a sliding scale that is based on your income and are provided by qualified professionals.  Better at Home services vary from community to community.

Services provided by Boundary Better at Home include:

  • Transportation
  • Friendly Visiting
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Food Security (connect you with your local food bank)
  • Light Housekeeping (coming soon)

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Better at Home

 

 

 

Become a Volunteer

Boundary Family Services Better at Home
offers the following volunteer opportunities.     
  
                                         
Friendly Visitor
The Friendly Visitor provides a social connection and companionship, is at least 19 years of age, and has their own transportation to and from the senior’s home. Friendly Visitors do not perform housekeeping tasks, personal care, or food preparation, but can include accompanying the senior to outings in the community.
 
Transportation/Accompaniment
Transportation volunteers pick the senior up at the senior’s home, drive them to appointments, and make sure they find their way to the correct office/ location.  They will wait for the senior, arrange for a pick up time, or arrange to have the senior call them when they’re ready to leave.
 
Grocery Shopping
A volunteer who ‘accompanies’ the senior will go in to the store and assist the senior by reaching for or carrying items or pushing a cart.

Volunteer Handbook

 

West Kootenay Boundary Caregiver Support

Are you a caregiver for a family member or friend?

This role is incredibly rewarding. It can also be taxing, exhausting and at times, isolating. We are here to support you.

Over 1 million people provide unpaid care for adult family members and friends in British Columbia—you are not alone. Family caregivers are a vital part of the health care team and are deserving of support.

To find out more information, apply for services or to become a volunteer contact:

Rachel Warriner – Program Coordinator
Boundary Family Services
1200 Central Ave, PO Box 2498
Grand Forks, BC  V0H 1H0
250-442-2267 or 1-877-442-5355 ext. 40243

West Kootenay Boundary Caregiver Support Program

Our Programs & Services

In an effort to minimize the risk of infection to Boundary Family Services Participants, Staff and the Community due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following changes have been made to available services based on BC Ministry of Health and WorkSafe BC recommendations.

  • All drop-in groups have been suspended until further notice
  • People accessing the Glanville Centre will be asked to report any symptoms of illness or if they have travelled outside of the country recently
  • People accessing the Glanville Centre will be asked to use the provided hand sanitizer and to ensure physical distancing with staff and other people that are present 

Current participants can arrange for a telephone session or a web-based Zoom session with their worker.  Face to face appointments are available in locations that allow for physical distancing. Please discuss your options with your worker.

New participants and general inquiries can access Boundary Family Services.  We have staff available to respond to your questions in person, by phone or email and general voicemails and emails are checked regularly. 

Thank you for your cooperation in helping
to keep our community safe and healthy.

 

Boundary Family Services provides a wide variety of programs to meet the interests and needs of children, youth and families throughout the Boundary.

A Boundary Family Centre is located in each Elementary School from Christina Lake to Beaverdell with the main hub being the Glanville Family Centre in Grand Forks. Some programs require an appointment while other programs are open for drop in. Accessing most programs just requires that you contact us for an intake appointment or drop in time but some programs have specific guidelines and require a referral.

Please call or email us to discuss interest and eligibility.

 

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