Senior Companions

Learn more about Senior Companions

The Social Development Commission has a long tradition of working to enrich the lives of senior citizens, as exhibited by its Senior Companion program which began in 1974.

SDC Senior Companions Help Their Elderly Neighbors by Providing:

* Friendship
* Escorts on walks, shopping trips, and medical appointments
* Information on other services
* Help with household tasks

Requirements to Become a Senior Companion:

* At least 55 years of age
* Unemployed or retired
* Interested in helping people

Benefits Senior Companions Receive:

* A tax-free income that does not affect other benefits such as SSI, Medicaid or rent
* Reimbursement for mileage and/or bus fare
* The chance to make new friends
* The satisfaction of helping others

Paid Training Includes:

* An orientation course to give you the tools you need to get the most out of your experience
* Monthly In-Service sessions to help you learn about resources, programs, and health tips for the elderly

"I love being a Senior Companion. I am making a difference and getting extra income too."
~ Melvin Avant


"I really enjoy visiting with neighbors who need a little help. They aren't clients they're friends!"
~ Balbina Acevedo

For more info please call:
414.906.2700 ext. 2779

Senior Companions brochure (PDF)

Making a difference today, while investing in tomorrow

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