55+ and looking to do some good? Be a Senior Companion Program volunteer

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The NH Senior Companion Program is a federal, volunteer service under Senior Corps, that recruits local, low-income seniors to provide companionship and transportation to frail, home-bound seniors.

Senior Companion volunteers receive an hourly stipend and mileage reimbursement that does NOT effect financial or housing assistance. This role is a great way for seniors to stay active, give back to the community and make a little bit of extra money.

Senior Companions provide services to seniors and disabled adults who are home-bound. During visits, Senior Companions engage those they visit, playing cards, board games or simply going for a walk. During weekly visits, Senior Companions can also transport seniors for errands, appointments and social outings. Senior Companions also provide weekly respite to caregivers.

  • Ages served: Volunteer Companions must be 55 or older.
  • Income guidelines: Contact us for income guidelines
  • Geographic area: Belknap, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, Sullivan counties
  • Program cost: None
  • Other requirements: Those receiving friendly visitation must be home-bound, not able to drive

FAQS

  • Volunteer opportunity for adults aged 55 and older meeting income requirements
  • Provides respite for caregivers
  • Provides support for home-bound adults
  • Visits are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Senior Companion Program provides friendly visiting, support for trips into the community such as lunch, activities, shopping, and appointments
  • Companions do not provide housekeeping or personal care.

For more information contact Kathleen Stuart, Program Coordinator NH Senior Companion Program Community Action Program,  (603) 225-3295 x1114.

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