The Senior Companion Program

[Photo:  Senior Companions at work.] Through the Senior Companion Program, people age 60 and older provide assistance and friendship to elderly individuals who are homebound and, generally, living alone. By taking care of simple chores, providing transportation to medical appointments, and offering contact to the outside world, Senior Companions often provide the essential services that prevent older Americans from having to enter nursing homes. They also provide respite care to relieve live-in caretakers for short periods of time.

[Photo:  Senior Companions at work.] [Photo:  Senior Companions at work.] Senior Companions not only assist the frail elderly with chores and errands, they also help make the lives of the people they serve less lonely. Many senior Companions serve individuals for several years and form the most meaningful friendships in their lives.

[Photo:  Senior Companions at work.] Senior Companions usually serve two to four clients, providing 20 hours of weekly service. Senior Companions meet income eligibility requirements and receive small stipends.

For more information, call: 1-800-424-8867

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