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Senior Companion Program

Senior Companions are healthy older adults who help other adults live dependently Senior Companions provide support to family caregivers. They assist with grocery shopping and other daily tasks necessary to maintaining independence. Without the help of Senior Companions, many older adults would not be able to continue living at home and would need more expensive, less personal care.

Senior Companions:
  • Are over 60 years of age;
  • Can volunteer 20 hours a week;
  • Have a limited income; and
  • Love to help their neighbors.

Senior Companions become part of a team of caregivers. They alert doctors and family members to potential health problems. Senior Companions also provide short periods of relief to primary caregivers such as family members.