Lutheran Social Service - Senior Corps
Neighbor to Neighbor Companion
LSS Senior Corps - Central MN
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Offers assistance with daily tasks and transportation to older adults who wish to stay active, and need a little help to continue living at home
Through weekly in-home visits a few hours a week, their trained volunteer companions offer assistance by:
* Being a friend who listens and offers encouragement
* Providing non-medical support - helping an older adult run errands, get to medical appointments, go grocery shopping, etc.
* Sharing hobbies and interests such as playing cards, having a meal, going for a walk or doing a puzzle
* Providing a break for family caregivers
18+ and older, provide companionship and transportation to older adults, get stipend and transportation reimbursed.
To qualify as a companion volunteer you must:
* Have compassion, patience, and respect for others
* Be 18 years or older
* Have dependable transportation, a good driving record, and be willing to travel in your area
* Pass a background and driving record check
* Work well with diverse individuals, families, groups and organizations
Aitkin, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Todd, Wadena and Wilkin counties
- LSS Senior Corps - Northeast MN Call for location, MN
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- LSS Senior Corps - Southeast MN Call for location, MN
- LSS Senior Corps - Southwest MN Call for location, MN
- LSS Senior Corps - Twin Cities Metro Area 1605 Eustis St, Ste 406, St. Paul, MN, 55108-1219
- LSS Senior Corps - West Central MN Call for location, MN
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
PH-1400.1900-230Friendly Visiting Definition
Programs that use "friendly visitors" (usually volunteers but also paid hourly companions) to call on people who are hospitalized or in another institutional setting, who are homebound or socially isolated due to disability or old age, or otherwise lack companionship with the objective of brightening their day and helping them to maintain contact with the outside world by reading, talking, listening, writing letters or performing other similar tasks.
YB-8000Older Adults Definition
Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.