The importance of independence is ever apparent especially as we age. The Senior Companion Program is a vital community-based support service that enables frail kupuna to remain independent and live in their homes. The Senior Companion Program is under the Department of Human Services and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Program recruits and trains senior volunteers to provide families and caregivers much needed time off. The companions also accompany kupuna to medical appointments and grocery shopping, provide light meal preparation and assist with other needs.

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Ellen helps Gerrine look over papers.

The Senior Companion Program hopes to extend its reach on all islands by recruiting kupuna 55 years and older on limited income, who are interested in providing supportive services to lonely, isolated and/or homebound seniors in our communities. Recruits who meet the income eligibility guidelines and other requirements receive a nontaxable stipend, meal allowance and reimbursement for transportation costs. The program is also seeks to partner with nonprofit agencies that provide services to kupuna living in our communities. Be a part of helping our kupuna age in place.

 

 


Senior Companion Program
Anne Holton, 808-832-0343 | 808-832-0340
www.tinyurl.com/SeniorCompanionProgram-HI

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