Catholic Charities West Michigan understands the value of seniors in our community and is pleased to be the sponsor of the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs of the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS).
AmeriCorps Seniors’ mission is to engage persons ages 55+, particularly those with limited incomes, in volunteer service to meet critical community needs; and to provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of the volunteers and those they serve.
The Senior Companion Program provides limited income seniors the opportunity to give back to the local community serving the elderly, shut-in and other citizens with disabilities to sustain their ability to live independently, remain engaged in the community and provide respite care for caregivers.
Since 1965, the Foster Grandparents Program provides limited income seniors the opportunity to give back to the community by serving children and assisting them to increase school readiness and academic engagement.
To receive information about these programs, please contact us at (231) 727-4140.