Programs & Services

Senior Companion Program

The Senior Companion Program brings together volunteers ages  55 and better with adults in their community who have difficulty with the simple tasks of day-to-day living. Senior Companions serve one-on-one with the frail elderly and other homebound persons called “clients” by assisting with such tasks as shopping, light chores, interacting with doctors, or just making a friendly visit. Senior Companions may also offer short periods of relief, or respite, to the primary caregiver.

 

Members who are income eligible may receive a stipend to help defer the costs of volunteering.  Members are eligible to receive mileage reimbursement, annual medical evaluation, and supplemental accident and liability insurance.  All applicants undergo a background check, interview, pre-service orientation, training and on-going, monthly trainings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATIONS

 

Summit

C/O Mobile Meals
1063 S. Broadway St.
Akron, OH 44311
P: 330.436.5109
F: 330.253.3115

Portage

135 E. Erie St, Suite 301
Kent, OH 44240
P: 330.677.3939 Ext. 304
F: 330.677.3950

Stark

800 Market Ave N.
Suite 410
Canton, Ohio 44702
P: 330.492.2911