The Senior Companion Program is a seniors helping seniors program serving Fresno and Madera counties. The intent of the program is to help seniors live independently for as long as possible with a companion to help them complete tasks that they cannot do on their own. There is no cost to clients who are in need of a companion.
Companions assist in a wide range of areas, including light meal prep, shopping, light household tasks, respite care and, most importantly, friendship. They also aid in helping clients to maintain happy, healthy, independent lives.
Senior Companion volunteers must be at least 55 years of age and meet income requirements. All prospective companions must complete a background check, be fingerprinted, and have clearance to volunteer from their primary physician. Training to become a Senior Companion takes place twice a year. Applications in both English and Spanish are accepted and kept on file until training dates become available.
For more information or to learn more, please call us at (559) 498-6377.