Senior Companion Program
Senior companions provide support and friendship to those who need assistance with shopping, errands and other everyday tasks necessary in maintaining independence. Without this help, many older adults would be forced to leave their homes for assisted living facilities or nursing homes. In Mesa county, seniors 60 years and older, receive help and friendship through St. Mary's Senior Companion Program.
Helping Adults Remain Independent
About Our Program
Volunteers assist adult clients in basic but essential ways
- Offering companionship and friendship to isolated and frail adults
- Help with activities such as grocery shopping, errand and bill paying
- Providing transportation to shopping and medical appointments
- Adding richness to their clients' lives
Who Can be a Senior Companion
Senior Companions are individuals age 55 or over who want to help adults with special needs remain independent and living in their own homes.
You must be able to serve 2 to 3 hours per week.
Senior Companions make connections with other adults and know they are making significant contributions to their lives. In addition, they receive the following:
- Pre-service and monthly training sessions
- Reimbursement for transportation
- Some meals during service
- An annual physical
- Accident and liability insurance while on duty
- Income-eligible Senior Companions also receive a modest, tax-free stipend to offset the cost of volunteering