Senior Companions are volunteers 55 and over who provide assistance and friendship to seniors who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping or paying bills. The program aims to keep seniors independent longer, and provide assistance to family caregivers.
The program is a branch of Senior Corps, a US government agency dedicated to supporting the comprehensive health and dignity of America’s senior population. The Senior Companion Program is run by local organizations in the Bay Area and around the country. Depending on each person’s needs, senior companions may help with household chores ...
The Senior Companion Program has been administered by the Knoxville-Knox County Office on Aging since 1988. Funding comes from the Corporation for National and Community Service, as well as from Knoxville and Knox County.
Another program offered by Senior Corps is the Senior Companion Program. With this program the volunteer is matched with elderly people in the community who need assistance with normal everyday tasks. The volunteer contributes 15-40 hours every week shopping, running errands, or performing household chores for as many as four elderly ...
Senior Companion Program volunteers provide weekly visists to the lonely elderly in the Racine, WI community. There is no cost to be a part of our program, we believe that socialization is vital for everyone's happiness and well-being.
What is the Senior Companion Program? The Senior Companion Program at Homage Senior Services serves older adults in the King County and Snohomish County area by providing Senior Companions to preserve independence allowing isolated and disabled seniors to live in their home longer.
The Senior Companion Program is part of Senior Corps, under the umbrella of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Senior Corps guidelines require SCP to develop partnerships with other non-profit agencies. These non-profit partners provide SCP with clients in their area that are in need of assistance.
Program goals include establishing new social service roles for lower-income elder volunteers through which they maintain a sense of self-worth, improved health, and mental alertness. Read more about this program on www.seniorcorps.gov. For more information, please call (850) 414-2062 and ask for the Senior Companion program.
Training The Senior Companion Program staff provides orientation and training to each volunteer. Orientation consists of 20 hours of pre-service training, including reading material, video presentations, assistance from the Project Director and staff at the volunteer site, and on-the-job training.
A new version of the Senior Corps Progress Report was approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in August of 2013. This version of the Progress Report is used by Foster Grandparent (FGP), Senior Companion (SCP) and RSVP grantees that have either competed or renewed grants using the national performance measures.