Senior Companions serve a vital function by providing friendship, understanding and daily assistance to older adults. By sharing their time and talents, companions ease loneliness and build meaningful relationships.

More than running errands or offering friendship and kindness, Senior Companions provide social, recreational, home management, and advocacy services.

In addition to the training that Senior Companions receive when they begin their service, each month Senior Companions participate in half-day in-service training sessions to ensure that they are able to be effective when working with their clients. In-service topics range from changes in Medicare and Social Security benefits to learning how to identify elder abuse.

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