A Program that Builds Friendships and Supports Independence

The Senior Companion program focuses on providing assistance and friendship to older adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping or paying bills. Through this program, Region 10 Seniors volunteers keep seniors independent longer and provide respite to family caregivers. Region 10 Seniors volunteers themselves report better health and longevity having served their community.

Volunteer Companions are active adults, 55 and over, who volunteer to spend time with Host Companions, who are 60+ and may be homebound, frail, socially isolated, or just needing a bit of friendly support. Volunteer and Host Companions meet weekly on a scheduled basis. Their efforts are aimed at helping each other live as fully and independently as possible. Senior Companions also provide respite service for caregivers.

Senior Companion Volunteer Training Videos

Episode 1: Welcome to Region 10’s Senior Companion Program

Episode 2: Introduction to Participating Organizations

AmeriCorps Seniors

Join AmeriCorps Seniors and bring out the best of America

Region 10’s Senior Companion Program is supported by the national organization AmeriCorps Seniors and their Senior Companion Program.

The Senior Companion program focuses on providing assistance and friendship to older adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping or paying bills. Through this program, AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers keep seniors independent longer and provide respite to family caregivers. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers themselves report better health and longevity having served their community.

Additional Region 10 Senior Resources

Aging/Disability Resources (ADRC)

 

Assisting individuals and caregivers seeking resources, and professionals seeking assistance on behalf of their clients.

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The Area Agency on Aging (AAA)

 

Offering a comprehensive array of services for seniors, including medical care resources,  legal aid, senior advocates, in-home services, and more.

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Long-Term Care Advocates

 

Protecting and promoting the rights and quality of life by trained advocates for those residing in nursing homes, assisted living, and similar facilities.

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RSVP  |  Retired Senior Volunteer Program

RSVP gives senior volunteers, age 55 and older, the chance to use their skills, abilities and life experiences to serve other seniors within their community. 

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Senior Companion Program

 

Connecting seniors to available programs that offer companionship services for those living alone or to provide respite for caregivers.

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Medicare Counseling (SHIP)

 

Helping seniors understand their insurance options, make informed choices, know their rights, and save money.

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