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Foster Grandparent Program

Foster Grandparents give their experience and talent to help children develop the skills, confidence and strength to succeed in life. Children who need Foster Grandparents gain individual attention they might not otherwise receive, confidence, tutoring, advice and the life-changing opportunity to know the consistent love of a Foster Grandparent.

Men and women age 55 and over who live on a limited income and can volunteer an average of 20 hours a week are eligible to participate in the program. Foster Grandparents receive a small hourly stipend, supplemental insurance, help with transportation and meal costs, an annual physical examination and a 40 hour pre-service orientation.

In addition to being 55 or older, applicants must meet the following household income eligibility criteria. Medical expenses may be subtracted from your total income.

  • Family unit of one: $23,340
  • Family of three: $39,580
  • Family of two: $31,460
  • Family of four: $47,700

Families of five or more may add $8,120 per person



Senior Companion Program

Senior Companions are healthy older adults who help other adults live independently. Without the help of Senior Companions, many older adults would not be able to continue living at home and would need more expensive, less personal care. They volunteer an average of 20 hours a week assisting with shopping, light housekeeping, cooking and other daily tasks in addition to alerting doctors and family members to potential health problems.

Men and women age 55 and over who live on a limited income and can volunteer an average of 20 hours a week are eligible to participate in the program. Senior Companions receive a small hourly stipend, supplemental insurance, help with transportation and meal costs, an annual physical examination in addition to pre-service and ongoing training.

In addition to being 55 or older, applicants must meet the following household income eligibility criteria. Medical expenses may be subtracted from your total income.

  • Family unit of one: $23,340
  • Family of three: $39,580
  • Family of two: $31,460
  • Family of four: $47,700

Families of five or more may add $8,120 per person


R.E.L.I.E.F. (Respite for Elders Living in Everyday Families)

The R.E.L.I.E.F. program offers respite to caregivers by providing short-term, temporary care and companionship to the homebound.

Individuals 18+ years of age who can volunteer an average of 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the program. R.E.L.I.E.F. volunteers receive a small hourly stipend, supplemental insurance, help with transportation and meal costs, an annual physical examination and a 40 hour pre-service orientation.

For more information:
Council on Aging of West Florida, Inc.
P.O. Box 17066
Pensacola, FL 32522
(850) 432-1475
Or email rstephens@coawfla.org




Please help us provide seniors in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties with the programs and services they need to live healthy, safe and independent lives in their own familiar surroundings. These program and services, which include Meals on Wheels, adult day health care and caregiver support, enable seniors and their caregivers to face an uncertain future with the dignity they deserve.


























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