The Senior Companion program might best be described as “seniors helping seniors.”
Our Senior Companion volunteers take clients to appointments or shopping, help prepare meals, join in activities such as arts, crafts, and games, and provide caregivers with a break.
One of our Senior Companion volunteers, Victor Rodionov, started volunteering in the program in April 2012. He serves 20 hours per week through the Jewish Family & Career Services station. Here is a little about Victor and his experience in the program:
Victor is originally from Omsk, Russia and moved to the United States in 1993. He loves to travel and enjoys photography. He is the author of nine books, fiction and non-fiction, and has three photo-books – “My Kentucky”, “My America”, “My World”.
Some of his favorite activities to do in Louisville is to visit the Speed Museum, the School of Music, and Locust Grove.
He joined the Senior Companion Program to become more socially active himself. Through the program he not only has the opportunity to keep himself connected but provides socialization and companionship to the clients he serves. He is motivated by his service and his clients (as well as himself) reaps the benefits of a daily visit.
We are so thankful for Victor, and all our Senior Companion volunteers!
If you are interested in volunteering at ElderServe, contact Sarah Irvin, Volunteer Services Manager, at 502.736.3847 or email@example.com.