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Be a Senior Companion! [Fall Orientation]

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Senior Companion Program

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Senior Companions, all of whom qualify as low-income, receive stipends and travel reimbursement to visit home-bound seniors for 15+ hours a week. They provide needed socialization and non-medical assistance so clients can remain independent in their homes. The program helps both groups stay connected and retain their independence.

During the 2-Day Fall Orientation, accepted Senior Companions will receive training on:

  • Program Overview (Federal and Local)
  • The Role of the Senior Companion
  • Strategies for Working with Older Adults
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Elder Advocacy

After orientation, participants will shadow a current Senior Companion before serving!

Exact orientation details will be provided after you submit an application, participate in a brief interview and have a cleared background check!

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About Senior Companion Program

Location:

Catholic Social Services, 197 E. Gay St., Columbus, OH 43215, US

Mission Statement

Motivated by faith, Catholic Social Services helps poor and vulnerable seniors and families reach their potential.

Description

For 75 years, Catholic Social Services (CSS) has been empowering people in need, regardless of faith or background, with the tools they need to reach their full potential. We are an anti-poverty agency focused on helping working-poor families stabilize and build a better tomorrow and on helping low-income seniors age with grace and independence.

The Senior Companion Program addresses two specific issues within the senior population in Franklin County: 1) Loneliness and isolation and 2) underuse of resources active seniors have to give. It engages two different populations of seniors: home-bound seniors and active, low-income seniors.

Senior Companions, all of whom qualify as low-income, receive stipends and travel reimbursement to visit home-bound seniors for 15+ hours a week. They provide needed socialization and non-medical assistance so clients can remain independent in their homes. The program helps both groups stay connected and retain their independence.

Community
Faith-Based
Seniors

WHEN

Tue Sep 28, 2021 - Thu Sep 30, 2021
09:30 AM - 04:00 PM

WHERE

197 E Gay StreetColumbus, OH 43215

(39.96397,-82.99543)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Veteran Care
  • Community Outreach
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • • Be able to volunteer 15 hours each week • Attend monthly in-service trainings
  • • Be aged 55 or older • Have reliable transportation to visit clients • Pass a background check

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