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Senior Companion Program

 Seniors Helping Seniors.

The Senior Companion Program is a community service whereby senior volunteers, age 55 and older, provide companionship and friendship to isolated and lonely seniors and simple chores/in-home assistance to disabled seniors to allow them to remain living independently.  Respite services for family members/caregivers is also provided. These services add to the quality of life to frail elders and their unpaid family caregivers.

 
  • Seniors who qualify to receive Senior Companion services are 55 years of age or older.
  • Homebound seniors, unpaid family caregivers, local social service agencies, home health agencies, and medical offices can access services by calling the number below.
  • Senior Companions serve Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with a minimum of 15 hours per week.
  • Seniors are served in Sedgwick, Butler, and Harvey counties.
  • Grant funding allows for volunteer stipends of $2.65/hr, mileage reimbursement to and from the clients' homes and meals while serving during mealtime(s).
  • The Senior Companion Program is sponsored by the Corporation for National & Community Services.
  • The Mental Health Association has been recognized for its success by the Senior Corps Division of the Corporation.
  • For more information please call 316-685-1821 Ext. 521 or Ext. 282.

 "The Senior Companion Program is one of the best things to happen to me in my quest to live independently since losing my vision."

 

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