Senior Companion Program / Volunteer Companion

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The Center of Concern

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Center of Concern
Senior Companion Program

Senior Companion volunteers provide support and companionship to senior clients requiring additional assistance to continue living independently in their own homes or communities. There is no cost or income guideline for clients to receive the services of a Senior Companion volunteer. Our Senior Companion Program will match screened volunteers with clients within their own communities who need assistance, companionship and friendship. Senior Companion volunteers must be 55 years of age or older, enjoy working with seniors, and commit to serve 15 or more hours per week.

Some of the benefits Senior Companion volunteers receive include:

  • A non-taxable hourly stipend of $2.65 (if income-eligible)
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Pre-service and monthly training opportunities
  • Monthly meal reimbursement
  • Paid holidays, vacation, & sick days
  • Supplemental accident/liability insurance while on duty

The Senior Companion Program provides individuals who are at least 55 years of age, and living at or below 200% of the poverty income guideline, with meaningful volunteer opportunities within their own communities. Volunteers are also welcome if their income exceeds the guidelines. They are still eligible for mileage and meal reimbursement, and supplemental insurance while on duty.

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About The Center of Concern

Location:

1665 Elk Boulevard, Des Plaines, IL 60016, US

Mission Statement

The Center's mission is to provide Housing Solutions, Support Services and Counseling for Seniors, Disabled and Other in Need, enabling them to live with dignity and independence.

Description

The Center of Concern, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, has responded to the needs of the disadvantaged in this community providing services to help Seniors, individuals and families maintain their independence with dignity, alleviate isolation, and promote physical and emotional well being.

The Center’s Program’s provide: Geriatric Counseling, Intergenerational initiatives, a Grief & Loss and Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group. All services are integral in the Center’s response to the growing needs of older residents. Our continuum of care begins with in-home assessments, and continues with ongoing elder care management and friendly visits, daily/weekly telephone reassurance, escort transportation, referrals for in-home health care, personal counseling and support groups, professional housing counseling, affordable housing solutions- home sharing, emergency homelessness prevention assistance, Rapid Re-Housing- timely resources and integrated practical counseling that includes: employment, legal, financial, Medicare/health insurance, money management, tax preparation, Power of Attorney for property and health.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1665 Elk BlvdDes Plaines, IL 60016

(42.04513,-87.88305)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Provide companionship at least 15 hours per week
  • Love to help neighbors and remain active in their community

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