The UMaine Center on Aging Senior Companion Program currently serves all of Maine’s counties outside of York and Cumberland Counties.. The Senior Companion Program has an average of 100 Companions who serve over 350 clients annually. In 2016, Volunteer Companions made 22,683 client visits for a total of 73,811 hours of volunteer time.
University of Maine Center on Aging Senior Companion Program staff coordinate twenty hours of initial orientation training, including job shadowing an experienced Volunteer Companion. Having an experienced Senior Companion Volunteer as a mentor during orientation helps you feel comfortable with your new role.
The Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program, sponsored by The Opportunity Alliance, provide volunteer opportunities for people age 55 and over, interested in volunteering in schools, child development centers, Head Start, adult day programs and private homes throughout York, Cumberland, and Western Oxford counties.
Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program of Southern Maine added an event. April 5 at 2:21 PM · Join us for an evening to honor Foster Grandparents & Senior Companions and the wealth of experience, skill, talent, and wisdom they bring to our program and the clients and sites they serve.
Through the University of Maine Center on Aging Senior Companion Program, homebound elders are able to stay in their own homes longer thanks to regular visits from Senior Companions -- dedicated, active individuals age 55 and older. More than 100 volunteer Senior Companions are trained in the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) model.
Senior Companions may also provide respite services for family and caregivers. Twenty hours of initial orientation training, including job shadowing, is coordinated by the University of Maine Cooperative Extention. Job shadowing with an experienced Senior Companion helps you feel comfortable with your new role.
In western Maine, a federal program is attempting to address the loneliness problem in a fairly simple way. Most days of the week, you can find Kitty Gee of Chesterville knocking on doors across Frankin County. Gee is a Senior Companion, part of a federal program that connects homebound or isolated seniors to a friendly visitor every week.
Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions ... interested in supporting elders maintain their independence have an opportunity to help through the Senior Companion Program. Senior Companions make independence a reality for frail elders and their families through the provision of companionship to increase socialization, transportation to medical ...
Senior Companions . Senior Companions are volunteers aged 55 or older, who help frail adults achieve and maintain their highest level of independent living. Income eligible volunteers receive a small stipend that enables them to provide practical, compassionate volunteer service while making a very tangible difference in the lives of those they ...
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.