Senior Companions

3025 Bull St.

Savannah, GA, 31405

(912) 236-0363

There is no stronger bond than that of friends your own age providing support, encouragement, and companionship.

 

Friends Helping Friends

There is no stronger bond than that of friends your own age providing support, encouragement, and companionship. That’s the premise of the Senior Companions program of Senior Citizens, Inc. – seniors helping seniors to remain independent, retain self-esteem and continue being contributing members of our community.

More than 70 Senior Companions do just that every day. From one-on-one time with other seniors to helping out in senior centers and with other non-profit agencies, Senior Companions perform light housekeeping tasks, help with activity programs, and most importantly, provide much needed personal companionship for other seniors.

Benefits of Being a Senior Companion

Senior Companions are funded by a federal program with each Companion meeting a minimum age and income-eligibility requirement before entering into the program. Once recognized as a Senior Companion, they receive a small stipend for the hours they spend each week providing service to their peers. The stipend does not affect their other benefits, like Social Security, and the job itself provides a small amount of additional income. Senior Companions hold a meaningful and rewarding role in the community and help extend services to seniors who may not otherwise be served through other in-home care programs.

Training, Education, and Community

Senior Companions attend monthly training programs that help familiarize them with caregiving issues, as well as the exploration of other educational topics of interest to this age group. Regularly scheduled social activities for Senior Companions help build a sense of community, as well. Award and recognition programs reward Senior Companions for length of service and recognize their ongoing contributions.

To learn more about becoming a Senior Companion, or to inquire about having a Senior Companion assigned to help you, please call Senior Citizens, Inc., (912) 236-0363.