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Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia

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Senior Companions are part of the National Senior Corps program and focused on a "friends-helping-friends" volunteer program model. Isolation and stress are two of the top reasons for health issues in all ages. Research is now showing that having simply having a friend can decrease both stress and isolation leading to a decrease in onset of health problems including dementia and Alzheimer's. Your friendship can dramatically impact someone's health for the better. No technical experience needed!

Senior Companion Program (SCP) partners senior volunteers with adults living independently, who need companionship and a helping hand. In addition to paying a friendly visit, companions often perform a variety of tasks, such as shopping for groceries, writing a letter, or fixing a light meal. In many cases, the senior companion plays a vital role in the life of their client, providing a much-needed link from the community and helping them to remain independent and connected to the community.

Senior Companion volunteers are matched with clients who live right in their own communities.

Volunteers must be ages 55+ to join this program and are asked to contribute 20-40 hours per week to being a Companion.

Apply online and fill out a SSSEVA Volunteer Application to get started today.
https://www.ssseva.org/page/become-a-volunteer/

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About Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia

Location:

6350 Center Drive, Building 5, Suite 101, Norfolk, VA 23502, US

Mission Statement

Mission: To provide seniors and their caregivers with access to programs and services so they may live their lives with choice and dignity in their communities

Description

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia is the regional organization in South Hampton Roads that supports and enriches the lives of seniors and their families through advocacy, education, information and comprehensive services. For one-third of a century, we’ve changed the lives of tens of thousands of the region’s seniors for the better. We’ve served over two million meals, contributed more than six million hours of senior volunteer services, driven seniors over 11 million miles and helped thousands of seniors live in their homes independently as an alternative to nursing home care.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6350 Center DriveBuilding 5, Suite 101Norfolk, VA 23502

(36.84738,-76.1866)
 

SKILLS

  • Veteran Care
  • Elder care
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Relationship Building
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20 - 40 hours per week
  • TB Test and Physical

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