Ross County Community Action Commission, Inc.

Senior Companion Program

Senior Companions are healthy older adults who help other older adults live independently. Senior Companions provide support to family caregivers.They assist with grocery shopping and other daily tasks which are necessary to maintain independence. Without the help of a Senior Companion, many older adults would not be able to continue living at home and would need more expensive, less personal care.

Senior Companions become part of a team of caregivers. They alert doctors and family members to potential health problems. Senior Companions also provide short periods of relief to primary caregivers such as family members.

Senior Companions:
•Are over 60 years of age
•Can volunteer 20 hours a week
•Have a limited income
•Love to help their neighbors.

As a Senior Companion, you’ll receive:
•Pre-service and on-going training
•An annual physical examination
•Supplemental insurance
•Help with meal and transportation costs
•A small stipend for those who qualify
•The joy of helping others live on their own.

The individuals helped by Senior Companions receive:
•Assistance with important daily tasks•Encouragement to remain active
•A helping hand to make sure they take their medication
•A watchful eye to notice when they need extra care
•A friendship that can last a lifetime.