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Welcome to the Center on Aging Senior Companion Program
The Senior Companion Program is a volunteer program for folks fifty-five and older who are interested in helping homebound or isolated seniors or disabled adults maximize, maintain, or regain their independence. The Senior Companion Program is genuinely neighbors helping neighbors.
Staying independent can challenge many seniors in Maine’s rural areas. Many older adults do not have relatives nearby and must rely on others to help them. Through the Senior Companion Program, homebound seniors can stay in their homes longer thanks to regular visits from Senior Companions — dedicated, active volunteers age 55 and older.
The Senior Companion Program serves 11 of Maine’s counties, including Androscoggin, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, 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.
Volunteers are needed in Androscoggin, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo, and Washington Counties! Contact Michael Morang at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 262-7929 to ask how!