Lutheran Social Service - Senior Corps
Senior Companion Program
LSS Senior Corps - West Central MN
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Program that provides opportunities for older adults to help frail or homebound people with everyday tasks
Senior companions receive a tax-free stipend and other benefits.
This is a Senior Corps program.
Offers companionship and visiting to the isolated elderly, including assistance with personal needs such as:
* Letter writing
* Caregiver respite
* Transportation to medical appointments
* Other small errands
Senior Companions receive a tax free stipend for a minimum of 15 hours/week of service.
To qualify as a volunteer you must:
* Be 55 years of age or older and in good general health
* Be flexible and available with service activity schedule
* Have dependable transportation available and is willing to travel in the service area
* Have compassion, patience, flexibility and respect for others
* Work well with diverse individuals, families, groups and organizations
Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Pope, Stevens, Swift, and Traverse counties
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- LSS Senior Corps - Twin Cities Metro Area 1605 Eustis St, Ste 406, St. Paul, MN, 55108-1219
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ND-9200.8000-800Senior Companion Program Definition
Programs that provide part-time opportunities for low-income individuals age 60 and older to serve one-on-one with frail elderly and other homebound persons who have difficulty completing everyday tasks. They assist with grocery shopping, bill paying, and transportation to medical appointments, and alert doctors and family members to potential problems. Senior Companions also provide short periods of relief to primary caregivers. Senior companions receive a modest tax-free stipend for their work as well as reimbursement for transportation, annual physical examinations, meals, and accident and liability insurance during service. Local nonprofit organizations and public agencies receive grants to sponsor and operate Senior Companion projects. The Senior Companion Program is part of Senior Corps, a network of programs administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
PX-2300.1700Companionship Volunteer Opportunities Definition
Organizations that are actively seeking individuals with the requisite skills who are willing, on a voluntary basis without remuneration, to provide friendship and shared activities and/or appropriate role models for individuals who suffer from lack of company, loneliness or social isolation; who need practice conversing in English; or who lack the companionship and guidance of an adult figure or model.