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Lutheran Social Service - Senior Corps

Neighbor to Neighbor Companion

LSS Senior Corps - Southeast MN

Call for location

(877) 540-9443

Website

https://www.lssmn.org/services/older-adults/companion-services/neighbor-to-neighbor

Service Details

Description

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


Volunteer companions:
18+ and older, provide companionship and transportation to older adults, get stipend and transportation reimbursed.


Eligibility

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


Area Served

Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca and Winona counties


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (651) 310-9455

Last Update

2/26/2020

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