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.