United Way's Better at Home program helps BC' older adults continue living independently in their own homes by providing simple, non-medical home support services. Its unique seniors planning for seniors' approach means older adults contribute to the design, operation and evaluation of their local program. If you are a senior 65 or older living in our community you are eligible for this program. Seniors who receive Better at Home services will pay a fee based on their income. Some services are free of charge.
Services provided by Sooke Region Better at Home include:
The purpose of the Sooke Region Literacy Project is to build community and help people in the Sooke Region achieve the sense of empowerment that goes along with literacy. Our community development work is aimed at enhancing, coordinating and creating literacy programs in the Sooke Region, from East Sooke to Port Renfrew, making sure that everyone has access to the learning opportunities they need to fulfill their full potential.
The Library's mission is to enrich lives and communities through universal access to knowledge, lifelong learning, and literacy. The Sooke Branch of the Vancouver island Regional Library (VIRL) provides programs, information and support. We have free access computers and helpful staff. Come visit us at 2065 Anna Marie Road, Sooke, B.C.
Transition Sooke (aka the Sooke Transition Town Society) was founded in 2011 by a group of residents dedicated to working with "local people, strengths and solutions" to once again make Sooke a resilient and sustainable community in keeping with its long pioneer and First Nations traditions.
In the SENĆOŦEN language, the word T'Sou-ke is the name of the Stickleback fish that live in the estuary of the river. Exposure to Europeans through the Hudson's Bay Company saw the name changed first to Soke and then Sooke. That English name is now common and is used for many things including the name of our neighbouring town, the river and basin, the main road.