Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Northwest IowaNorthwest Iowa, IA 51247

About

The Senior Companion Program provides opportunities for seniors to help other seniors maintain their dignity of independent living.

Who are Senior Companions?
Senior Companions are healthy older adults, age 55 and over, who are able to volunteer 15 or more hours a week. Senior Companions are individuals who are committed to serving their community and have a desire to help others in need.

What do Senior Companions do?

Senior Companions may:
? Provide companionship through visiting,
playing cards or games, etc.
? Provide transportation to appointments,
stores or social events.
? Help with light household tasks.
? Be a connection between the client,
their family and friends.
? Offer brief relief services for primary caregivers.
? Become part of a team of caregivers.

Individuals helped by Senior Companions receive:
? Assistance with important daily tasks.
? Encouragement to remain active.
? A helping hand to make sure they
take their medicine.
? A watchful eye to notice when they
need extra care.
? A friendship that can last a lifetime.

The weekly visits by a Senior Companion volunteer are a free service to the home- based adults who have been referred to the program by family, pastors or home health agencies.

Where do Senior Companions serve?
Senior Companions are assigned to volunteer sites in their own local community. The volunteer sites may be a client's home, senior housing, or medical facilities.

Senior Companions receive:
? The joy of helping others live on their own.
? Gratitude and appreciation from the client and
their family.
? Tax-free monthly stipend averaging $200,
if income eligible.
? Help with transportation and meal costs.
? Flexible scheduling.
? Monthly training sessions.
? Companionship with fellow seniors.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 55
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