Senior Companion Program
Caring for her husband Sam, who suffers from Parkinson's and dementia, became a full-time job, and Carol was overwhelmed.
Carol didn't know the value of Respite Care until her doctor recommended it. That is when Carol found out about Volunteers of America's Senior Companion Program. Now she is able to get the break she needs when Sam's Senior Companion volunteer, Al, visits each week. Al and Sam enjoy going to museums, walking in the park, and telling each other stories. Because of the Senior Companion program, both Carol and Sam receive the support they need to remain happily in their home.
We know that as individuals grow older, their accumulated knowledge, experience and perspective become a huge asset to the community. Each day, however, more and more Puget Sound area seniors and adults with disabilities struggle to live independent, active and dignified lives.
For many seniors, the ability to remain independently in their homes, with the self-confidence and satisfaction that comes from that, is out of reach. Our Senior Companion Program helps to bridge that gap, enabling a growing number of seniors to live on their own. Our companions - seniors themselves - provide high-quality personal assistance with everyday tasks, encouraging participants to remain healthy, active and involved, eliminating many of the feelings of depression and isolation that seniors and adults with disabilities often experience. Enabling clients to live in their own homes saves individuals thousands of dollars from institutional care costs.
Get involved! Whether you are a candidate for our services, want to be a Senior Companion or simply want to make an impact on the lives of seniors, email us or contact us at:
Volunteers of America Senior Companion Program
9041 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103