Senior Companion Program

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The Senior Companion Program is Senior Companion Program logothe pairing of limited-income seniors with frail elderly individuals who may have difficulty completing everyday tasks. Senior Companions offer one-on-one support by helping with mail, writing letters, playing cards and other games, offering respite care, talking and listening, all at no cost to the client.

Community agencies and organizations throughout Montgomery County are partnering with the program to bring Senior Companions to the aid of their clients. Companions are placed in these volunteer stations, as well as individual client homes. Current volunteer stations include (partial listing):

The volunteer Senior Companions receive a modest tax-free stipend for a minimum of 15 hours of service each week. Companions receive paid holiday, sick and vacation leave, ongoing training, and transportation reimbursement. Those interested in becoming a Senior Companion must:

  • Be a resident of Montgomery County

  • Be age 55 years or older

  • Meet minimum income requirements

  • Enjoy working with older adults

For more information on the Senior Companion Program, please contact Jenna Saylor, program director, at 215-368-0985 ext. 415 or jsaylor@fsmontco.org.

The Senior Companion Program is regulated and partially funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
 

Program Information
Service Location: 
In-home
Service Location: 
Community-based
Geographic Region Served: 
Greater Norristown Area
Geographic Region Served: 
Greater Pottstown Area
Geographic Region Served: 
North Penn
Eligibility
Income: 
Low Income

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