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Lutheran Social Service - Senior Corps

Senior Companion Program

LSS Senior Corps - Southeast MN

Call for location

(507) 512-1036

Website

https://www.lssmn.org/services/older-adults/companion-services/senior-companion

Service Details

Description

Program that provides opportunities for older adults to help elderly individuals with everyday tasks to live independently. They may also provide transportation to essential activities, such as medical appointments and household errands.


Senior companions receive a tax-free stipend and other benefits.


This is an AmeriCorps Seniors program.


Additional Information

Senior Companion volunteers offer friendship, non-medical support and transportation to older adults through weekly visits at home and in the community.


Eligibility

To qualify as a volunteer you must:
* Be 55 years of age or older and in good general health
* Be flexible and available with service activity schedule
* Have dependable transportation available and is willing to travel in the service area
* Have compassion, patience, flexibility and respect for others
* Work well with diverse individuals, families, groups and organizations


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Senior Companion assistance is available to seniors who would be able to continue living independently at home with the help of a weekly friendly visitor.


Application Instructions

Contact your local Lutheran Social Services (LSS) representative to receive companion services.


To volunteer as a senior companion, contact LSS with the online form or call (651) 310-9440 for further information.


Area Served

Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca and Winona counties


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 512-1036

Last Update

2/1/2023

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