Senior Companions

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You know how much you value independence in your life. Now you can help others stay independent too.

Families in every community struggle to care for their loved ones. By becoming a companion to a frail person, you help that person stay in his/her own home. And you’ll join thousands of others to help control the rising cost of health care. Whether you’re giving families or professional caregivers much-needed time off, running errands or simply being a friend, you’ll make a difference that strengthens and helps preserve an individual’s independence.

If you’re 55 and over, and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Senior Companion. It’s that simple.

Senior Companions serve up to 40 hours a week. Some volunteers may qualify to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend. In addition, you’ll receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you serve and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty.

When you volunteer, you’re not just helping others – you’re helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life.

For more information, contact Chuck Ney at 828-356-2836 or email cney@mountainprojects.org.