Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SOS is only offering essential services at this time. SOS Thrift Shop is closed until further notice. SOS Community Services Centres are closed, but we are able to continue our Meals on Wheels program, Emergency Assistance & Advocacy (by phone) and Seniors Advocacy (by phone). Ministry clients can call about using a drop-off/pick-up service for report cards. The Homeless Prevention program will continue support for existing clients. All Child, Youth & Family programs are suspended. For more information or for assistance, call 250-248-2093. We wish you good health and hope to reconnect again soon.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

The SOS' Better at Home Program needs more male volunteers

Friendly visitors could assist a senior on the computer or sit for a chat

Seniors are an important part of the Oceanside community and in order to live independently and comfortably in their own homes some could use assistance from the community.

Right now the program is seeking more male volunteers to visit with their clients, perhaps take them for a much-needed walk, help them on the computer or just sit and talk. The program is also seeking female volunteers.

To volunteer for the program call 250-248-2093 ex. 230 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Oceanside Better at Home, a program supported by United Way and funded by the Government of British Columbia, is about community members helping each other with simple day-to-day tasks, and is administered by SOS for District 69. Oceanside Better at Home volunteers offer:

  • Friendly visiting
  • Transportation to non-medical appointments
  • Grocery shopping

In addition, Oceanside Better at Home provides services on a sliding fee schedule such as:

  • Light housekeeping
  • Yard work
  • Light home repair
  • Snow shoveling
  • Housekeeping

Oceanside Better at Home helps seniors to age with dignity, and prevents social isolation. For more information on the program go to www.betterathome.ca or call 250-248-2093, ext. 248.

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