To Have a Friend; To Be a Friend

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   Senior Companions

  • Enjoy helping adults who are frail.
  • Are at least 60 years of age.
  • Volunteer 4 to 16 hours per week (non-stipended volunteers serve minimum 4 hours a week).
  • Attend quarterly in-service meetings.
  • Provide one-on-one companionship and daily living assistance.
  • Meet income guidelines if they receive a stipend.

 

Impact

The Senior Companion Volunteer Program helps frail elderly people to continue living in their own homes.

The frail elderly receive:

  • Assistance with important daily tasks such as getting mail, helping write a letter, shopping or transportation to medical appointments.
  • Encouragement to remain active and live with independence.
  • A watchful eye to notice when extra care is needed.
  • A friendship that can last a lifetime.
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   Volunteer Benefits

  • Pre-service orientation and on-going training.
  • A small tax-free stipend for those who are income eligible (non-stipended volunteers do not have to meet income eligibility requirement).
  • Annual physical examination.
  • Accident and personal liability insurance.
  • Assistance with transportation fuel and meals taken during the service.
  • Annual recognition event.
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference in someone's life.

Become a Senior Companion Volunteer today! For more information about the Senior Companion Volunteer program, call Blue Rivers AAA at 402-223-1376 or 888-317-9417.