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Home Support and Outreach

At Pandora Services, we understand your need for comfort, especially when trying to manage the stressors of everyday life. For those of you who need assistance with the issues of everyday, but don’t have the time and resources to travel any distances to get it, or if the help you need is around your home or community, we offer several types of home support. We have friendly, well-trained staff that can meet you in your community and provide you with the personalized support you are looking for. Home support services may include, but not limited to:

Money Management

We can help you track your money to ensure your bills are paid, your fridge is full and you still have enough to spend on fun. We work closely with financial advisors so that you can learn how to earn grants, save your money, and be ready for retirement.

Time management

Life can get busy sometimes. From doctor’s appointments and visits to the dentist, to grocery shopping and birthday parties, sometimes it feels like there’s not enough time in the day. Remembering everything you have to do, is yet another obstacle. Pandora staff work with you to build a clear schedule that is easy to see and remember. We can help you problem solve any issues that come up, such as transportation, or we can accompany you if you feel overwhelmed. Whatever the case, we are here to help.

Activities of Daily Living

Whatever it is you’re needing help with, no matter how big or small, we are here to help. Let us know what kind of support you need and we can be your support.

Cooking Skills and Kitchen Safety

Whether its gourmet cooking, or just simple recipes, if your wanting to learn how to eat healthy or how to cook on a budget, we can help. We can also teach you how to safely use all the kitchen appliances and about food safety so that every day, you and your taste buds are happy!

Medication administration

Taking your prescribed medications is extremely important in maintaining your health and well-being. Whether you need reminders or if you need help administering, our skilled staff can assist you.

Connections with your community

Exploring your neighborhood can seem scary, especially if the area is new to you. Our staff can help get you connected to community organizations and activities you’re interested in and accompany you until you feel safe on your own. You tell us what you’re interested in, and we’ll make it happen!

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 Skill Development

Pandora Services offer skill development groups and activities through our home base in New Westminster BC conveniently located just steps away from a community park, perfect for exercise and play.

We can also provide one to one skill development support in your own community if you live around the Greater Vancouver area. Whether you want to learn how to cook, how to garden, how to take the bus, how to build or are just wanting some type of activity that will stimulate your creativity and keep your mind and body healthy, we have you covered. Alongside our incredibly talented staff, we take feedback from you and your interests and incorporate it into what we teach.

In short, you tell us what you want to learn, and we will teach you with the skills!

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Job Readiness

Getting out into the working field can be a difficult and daunting task. At Pandora Services, we can provide you with the tools and skills you need to succeed. If you are new to this, we can ease some of your anxiety by taking you through the hiring process one step at a time. From building your resume, practicing for interviews, applying to job postings, down to the small details like what to wear, or proper etiquette, we can provide you with the knowledge and skills in a safe and comfortable environment.

For those of you with a more entrepreneurial spirit and who want to be adventurous and start their own small business, Pandora Services can help you get started. In collaboration with Samba’s Convenience Store located right next door to our home base, you will have full access to the facility and hands-on experience on how to run a small business. From registering your business name to buying and selling, and everything in between, you will have close up experience on how it all runs. Whether you want to provide services like lawn-mowing or dog-walking, or if you want to sell baked goods or hand-made arts and crafts, the skills you will learn from this program will prepare you for it all. Best of all, we will be right beside you, helping you every step of the way!

Community Inclusion

We live in such a beautiful city. With so many fun and exciting activities, it’s hard to know where to start.

Pandora Services offers support that provide you with an opportunity to really get to know where you live. We utilize your home communities resources such as community centres and sports centres and join the in the local activities.

We also plan outings where other members join and we go to events such as the Richmond Night Market, PNE, the Abbotsford Air Show and much, much, much more. If you’re looking to socialize, to learn more about your city or are just wanting to have a little fun, join us!

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Respite

We understand that caring for a loved one can be extremely stressful and often exhausting. If anyone is in a position where they are taking on the responsibility of caring for someone else, especially if that person is a relative or is close to them, this can often strain a relationship and can leave both sides feeling irritated and tired.

The first advice we always give is

“In order for you to safely provide care to someone, you need to take care of yourself FIRST”.

Pandora Services is proud to offer support in this area through our Respite Care Services. This service is geared towards individuals and families that simply need a break. We offer several hours to overnight respite care with our trained and qualified staff. We utilize our home base located in New Westminster and we ensure that the time you spend with us is both fun and relaxing!

For more information about our programs, please email info@pandoraservicesbc.com

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