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.
Families of five or more may add $8,960 per person
If you would like to become a Senior Companion, please call our office at 850.432.1475. If you feel you would benefit from a Senior Companion, please contact the Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging at 850.494.7100.
For more information:
Council on Aging of West Florida, Inc.
P.O. Box 17066
Pensacola, FL 32522
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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