Vernon’s Terrie Babiuk has always been one to help those in need.
Her new business, All About You Helping Hands, is a reflection of that philosophy. Babiuk, who moved to Vernon from Calgary just over a year ago, believes neither seniors, nor physically challenged individuals, should be forgotten or pushed aside.
Her goal is to provide a service which allows seniors to stay in their own homes longer by assisting them with day-to-day tasks that may have become too challenging to complete alone. Some of the activities All About You can help with include grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions, going to appointments, playing cards or going for a drive.
“Seniors have worked hard all of their lives to give us the freedom we all enjoy now,” said Babiuk, a graduate of the self employment program, operated by North Okanagan Employment Services Society (now run through Community Futures North Okanagan).
“They deserve to enjoy all that is important to them. I want them to be able to do the things that have always been able to do, but now need a little help to complete.”
Babiuk, who volunteers at Hospice House, and with the Kalamalka Caring Klowns, can also assist families of the elderly or disabled by offering respite, palliative care and help with celebrations.