YoloCares Senior Peer Companions Program

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ORGANIZATION: Yolo Hospice/YoloCares/Citizens Who Care

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The Senior Peer Companion Program provides free peer support to adults 60+ in Yolo County. Volunteer Companions are compassionate men and women, age 55+ who offer skilled listening and guidance to help older adults navigate the ups and downs of aging. Clients are matched with trained companions of similar ages who can address clients' individual needs. Senior Peer Companions provide one-on-one visits, phone calls, or video visits once a week for an hour. Companions are trained to integrate their own life experiences as an avenue to help clients feel emotionally supported, access community resources, improve self-care, and maintain independence.

Senior Peer Companions offer support with issues such as:

  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Adjustment to retirement, a health diagnosis, or relocation
  • Caregiver stress
  • Family conflict/boundary navigation
  • Situational anxiety & depression
  • Loss of a spouse/significant other
  • Access to Community Resources
  • Other age-related concerns

Please note- Senior Peer Companions are not licensed Mental Health Practitioners, but trained listeners, advocates, and mentors with lived experience.

Eligibility:

Clients: Men and Women working through age-related concerns who are age 60+ and residing in Yolo County.

Volunteers: Compassionate men and women aged 55 + with an interest in helping others work through age-related issues.

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About Yolo Hospice/YoloCares/Citizens Who Care

Location:

1909 Galileo Court, Ste A, Davis, CA 95618, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to serve our community, providing the highest quality of care to every patient, every family, every time.

Description

As the first established independent hospice in the Sacramento Valley, YoloCares has a storied history of caring for people who have a life-limiting illness. YoloCares is an active member of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation and is recognized as a regional leader in end-of-life care. YoloCares offers a wide variety of supportive care services, from an enriching adult day facility to The Joint Commission-accredited hospice and palliative care programs.

YoloCares is a member of the California Hospice Network, a group of like-minded nonprofit hospice agencies dedicated to improving the quality of, and expanding access to, end-of-life services for individuals and families of all backgrounds.

Named as a national finalist in Modern Healthcare Magazine’s Best Places to Work in 2020 and 2021, YoloCares is dedicated to excellence in all aspects of end-of-life care. Our philosophy of care honors the medical, spiritual and psychosocial needs of the individual and enables us to provide a unique care experience for each patient and family.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, Crisis Support, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Davis, CA 95618

(38.5518,-121.712)
 

SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • one-hour a week based upon your availability
  • Complete onboarding, background check and complete online 10 hour End of Life Specialist certification.

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