Staying independent can be a challenge for many seniors in Maine’s rural areas. Many older adults do not have relatives living nearby and must rely on others to help them. Through the Senior Companion Program, homebound seniors are able to stay in their own homes longer thanks to regular visits from Senior Companions — dedicated, active volunteers age 55 and older.
The Senior Companion Program currently serves 10 of Maine’s counties including: Androscoggin, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo, and Washington. The Senior Companion Program Volunteer Companions serve an average of 400 clients yearly. Last year, Senior Companions served over 63,000 hours, traveled over 72,000 miles, and served over 423 clients. See how you can get involved.