Senior Companion Program
The Audubon Area Senior Companion Program is designed to offer services to frail, needy and home-bound elderly in an effort to prevent or to delay institutionalization. Senior Companion volunteers encourage their clients to live independently to the fullest potential. Volunteers offer services such as light housekeeping, laundry assistance, meal preparation, companionship, and respite for caregivers at no cost to the client.
Senior Companion volunteers must be at least aged 55 and must meet the program’s federally established income guidelines in order to be eligible for program participation. Volunteers receive a tax free stipend of $2.65 per hour in exchange for a service commitment of 20 hours per week. This stipend does not affect other public assistance benefits, e.g. Social Security, SSI, housing, food stamps, etc. The program also offers transportation or mileage reimbursement, supplemental liability insurance coverage, an annual physical examination, pre-service orientation, monthly inservice training, and service recognition.
The Audubon Area Senior Companion Program serves Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster counties. The program is funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service, local governments, in-kind donations and is a United Way agency.
Volunteer Forms - Both forms are required