Senior Companion Program

The Senior Companion Program brings together volunteers ages 55 and better with adults in their community who have difficulty with the simple tasks of day-to-day living.

94¢

of every dollar donated goes toward direct service.

100,000

people are served each year through our programs.

3,500

individuals volunteer every year.

WHO WE ARE

The Senior Companion Program brings together volunteers ages 55 and better with adults in their community who have difficulty with the simple tasks of day-to-day living.

Senior Companions serve one-on-one with the frail elderly and other homebound persons called “clients” by assisting with such tasks as shopping, light chores, interacting with doctors, or just making a friendly visit. Senior Companions may also offer short periods of relief, or respite, to the primary caregiver.

Members who are income eligible may receive a stipend to help defer the costs of volunteering.  Members are eligible to receive mileage reimbursement, annual medical evaluation, and supplemental accident and liability insurance.  All applicants undergo a background check, interview, pre-service orientation, training and on-going, monthly trainings.

Program Mission

To provide meaningful retirement opportunities for persons over 55 years old by assisting other adults and seniors who need person-to-person support because of loneliness, illness or disability.

LOCATIONS
SUMMIT

C/O Mobile Meals

1357 Home Ave. Suite 1

Akron, OH 44310

P: 330.436.5109

F: 330.253.3115

PORTAGE

135 E. Erie St. Suite 301
Kent, OH 44240
P: 330.677.3939 Ext. 304
F: 330.677.3950

STARK

408 Ninth St. SW Suite 2210
Canton, Ohio 44707
P: 330.617.4764
F: 330.617.4766