The Senior Companion Program matches seniors (aged 55 and older) to frail, homebound elderly or disabled adults. The purpose of the program is to help clients retain their independence for as long as possible, rather than being moved to a nursing home or assisted living facility.
Senior Companions visit the homebound elderly in their homes. They help by providing caring friendship, assisting with simple chores, helping with tasks of daily living such as grocery shopping, serving as a watchful eye to notice when their client needs extra care, and adding richness to the lives of those who otherwise are isolated and lonely.
Funded in part by
Agency on Health Care Association # 5776
Please view the letter from the Director of Senior Corps on the 40th Anniversary of the National Senior Companion Program