Senior Companion Program
You know how much you value independence in your life. Now you can help others stay independent too.
Families in every community struggle to care for their loved ones. By becoming a Senior Companion to a frail person, you help that person stay in their own home. Whether you are giving families or professional caregivers much-needed time off, running errands or simply being a friend, you will make a difference that strengthens and helps preserve an individual’s independence.
If you are 60 years of age or older and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Senior Companion. Senior Companions serve from 20 to 40 hours a week. Some volunteers may qualify to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend. In addition, you will receive pre-service orientation, on-going training and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty.
Call ElderServe’s Senior Companion Program at (502) 587-8673 to find out more about becoming a Senior Companion.
CATCH Healthy Habits
Volunteers age 50 and over are needed for ElderServe’s CATCH Healthy Habits program, a unique intergenerational physical activity and nutrition program that benefits two generations: kids and adults age 50-plus. Many volunteers will work with children in kindergarten through the fifth grade in weekly one-hour sessions to play active games, learn about food choices and make healthy snacks. Volunteers can also contribute their skills to help with training, community awareness, coordination and other leadership roles. Those interested should contact Dr. Cathy Causey at (502) 587-8673, ext. 257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In particular, volunteers are needed to help with CATCH Healthy Habits classes at the following locations and dates:
- June 11- July 30 at Kids Café, Peace Presbyterian Church, 4210 E. Indian Trail, on Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- June 12- July 31 at Oak and Acorn (Intergenerational Adult and Child Daycare Center), 631 S. 28th Street on Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m.
- June 14-August 2 at Mosaic Child Development Center, Mosaic Methodist Church, 8008 St. Andrews Church Road on Thursdays, 10-11 a.m.