This program matches low-income seniors to work with adults who need encouragement to become more fully engaged with life. Each senior volunteer serves 20 hours per week, extending friendship to homebound people, nursing home residents, and adults who have developmental disabilities. This caring peer relationship makes it possible for isolated seniors to continue living independently. Family caregivers also benefit from the respite that can be provided when Senior Companions are befriending their loved ones.
Training, supervision, recognition, and a non-taxable monthly stipend are just some of the benefits of becoming a Senior Companion. Our Senior Companions in Newaygo and Muskegon counties visit with over 150 elderly, homebound, or developmentally challenged adults.