Are you 55 years old or older? Do you have 15 hours or more during the week that you don’t know what to do with? Would you enjoy sharing some of that time to help a few of your neighbors overcome some of their challenges? A few of those challenges could be meal preparation, personal care, transportation, and light housekeeping, or it could just be sitting and being a companion who likes to play cards, read, and chat for a spell. Giving respite care can be very rewarding. One especial need is that of a senior’s or adult’s (with a disability) caregiver or family member. Maybe they could use a couple of hours or so for self-renewal time. If you think that you could be a one-such companion to be match a senior in our area, please give Deborah Snyder a call at (907)987-2976.
The Senior Companion Program is a service provided by the North Star Council on Aging now has an office in the Community Center, front entrance. It is a program that recruits people 55 years and older to provide daily need services to seniors and adults with disabilities in the Deltana area, as well as their caregivers.
Those who apply and receive a week’s training will be matched with clients who apply for companion assistance. The Program Supervisor, Deborah Snyder, may be contacted by cell at (907)987-2976 for details and assistance in the application process.
This is a great program with opportunities to give, help, assist, and enhance the lives of those being serve.
Do you have 15 hours or more during the week that you don’t know what to do with? Would you enjoy sharing some of that time to help a few neighbors overcome some of their challenges?
Well have we got a place for you!
Make up to a minimum of $2,756 a year for 20 hours of volunteering per week
Per diem for meals
Vacation, sick, holidays, bereavement paid time – all non-reportable income
Contact: Deborah Snyder, Program Supervisor (907)987-2976
Volunteer Services offered through the Senior Companion Grant
– Meal preparation
– Personal Care
– Light Housekeeping
1. 55 years or older
2. Income of $30,120 per year or less
3. A physical completed in area of chosen service – (no cost to volunteer)
4. Pass a background check (paid by program)
5. Willing to make a difference in a fellow senior’s life