Every Person is Connected: OPWDD’s Senior Companion Program

PWDD’s Senior Companion Program Become a Senior Companion Today!

Along with the satisfaction of knowing you’re making a difference, Senior Companions receive:

  • A tax-free stipend
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and other benefits
  • A daily meal allowance or a meal
  • Transportation or mileage reimbursement
  • Pre-service and on-going training
  • Senior companions don’t need medical or technical skills, only a willingness to share their time and talents.

The Senior Companion Program offers adults with developmental disabilities:

  • Greater community inclusion
  • A helping hand when needed
  • Socialization opportunities
  • A chance to fine-tune their daily living skills
  • A valued friendship
  • Senior Companions aren’t staff, or program aides, but people who are willing to offer support and friendship to adults with developmental disabilities.

Is becoming a Senior Companion right for you? Senior Companions must:

  • Be at least 55 years old
  • Be able to volunteer 15-40 hours per week
  • Be income eligible
  • Love to help people

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