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HELP ADULTS IN NEED OF EXTRA ASSISTANCE
The Senior Companion Program is a stipended volunteer program that serves people with special needs on a one-on-one basis. This free in-home service helps to prevent institutionalization and provides the volunteer a new purpose in life.The program is designed for those age 60 and older,who meet the income guidelines and are willing and able to serve adults with special needs on a regular basis. The special needs may be loneliness and isolation, assistance with shopping,appointments,terminal illness and just being part of the world again. A speciality of this project is respite care for the family caregiver of a loved one with dementia.Senior Companions usually serve two to four clients on a weekly basis, serving 20 hours a week. If you are interested in becoming a Senior Companion, you must meet the age and income requirements, and for your time you will receive a modest, tax-free stipend to offset the cost of volunteering. Other benefits include travel reimbursement, annual physical,earned annual and sick leave, smock and name tag pin, etc. Pre-service orientation and monthly training is provided by the Staff.
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