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ORGANIZATION: NEW ORLEANS COUNCIL ON AGING SCP

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The Senior Companion Program (SCP) is conducting a recruitment campaign seeking healthy individuals 55 years of age and older, willing to serve as Senior Companions to other adults who live independently. Senior Companions provide support to family caregivers. They assist with 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.

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About NEW ORLEANS COUNCIL ON AGING SCP

Location:

2475 Canal Street, Suite 400, New Orleans, LA 70119, US

Mission Statement

Senior Companions make independence a Reality.

Description

Seniors Helping Seniors - Through the Senior Companion Program, people age 55 and older provide assistance and friendship to homebound adults. Senior Companions serve frail older adults and their caregivers, adults with disabilities, and those with terminal illnesses. Senior Companions usually serve two to four clients on a weekly basis, serving 20-40 hours a week. If you are interested in being a Senior Companion, you must meet income eligibility requirements, and for your time you will receive a modest, tax-free stipend to offset the cost of volunteering. Other benefits include reimbursement for transportation, some meals during service, an annual physical, and accident and liability insurance while on duty. Pre-Service and monthly training sessions provided.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Orleans ParishNew Orleans, LA 70119

SKILLS

  • Elder care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15-20 hours per week
  • Must have good references

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