Senior Companion Program

The Senior Companion Program matches vetted volunteers, age 55 and up, with older adults and individuals with disabilities that may need assistance with daily tasks, and will benefit from regular visits. Senior Companion volunteers serve 5 to 20 hours each week in in private homes, independent living communities, and adult day centers.

Before enrolling in the program volunteers must clear comprehensive state and federal background checks, and complete orientation training. Volunteers also receive on going training and support through the program.

“I don’t know what I would do without her. I would probably be in a nursing home without her help.” –Senior Companion client

“She goes above and beyond. My mom depends on her, and if it wasn’t for the Senior Companion Program, we wouldn’t be able to make it.” – Family member receiving respite through the program

Would you or a family member benefit from Senior Companion services?Senior Corps
Call our Senior Corps Program at 706-549-4850 for more information.

Are you interested in serving as a Senior Companion Program Volunteer?
Click here to visit our Senior Corps Volunteer page.

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