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Available in Kerrisdale, Oakridge, Marpole, Southlands, and Dunbar

Coordinated by Jewish Family Services

Better at Home is a program that helps seniors with non-medical, day-to-day tasks so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes, and remain connected to their communities.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19 we are following the Safe Seniors, Safe Communities Initiative and our program has pivoted to provide slightly different kinds of no or low touch services. Currently we offer: no-charge grocery shopping services (at Save-On Foods), Prescription Delivery Services, Friendly Phone Calls, prepared meals and Light Housekeeping (housekeeping is for urgent need situations only). We hope to offer transportation soon but currently cannot.

For the current services or any questions please contact Charlotte Spafford at 604-637-3310.

Services available:

  • Light Housekeeping
  • Transportation to appointments (provided by volunteers)
  • Grocery shopping assistance (provided by volunteers)
  • Friendly visiting (provided by volunteers)
  • Handyman/handywoman Services


Services are available to all seniors 65+ living in Kerrisdale, Oakridge, Marpole, Southlands, and Dunbar (Ontario St. – Blanca St., W25 Ave. – SW Marine Dr.)


Housekeeping and transportation are priced on a sliding scale according to the individual’s income level. There is no charge for grocery shopping and friendly visits. For more information and fees, please see the image below.

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If you would like to volunteer and help provide these services, please contact Charlotte SpaffordBetter at Home Coordinator, at 604-637-3310 or

Seniors Services

Seniors Outreach
Care Management
Home Support
Better at Home
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