AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program Replacement and Expansion Opportunity

Program that engages adults age 55 and over to provide companionship and support to other adults in need of extra assistance to remain at home or in the community for as long as possible. Volunteers provide companionship to ease loneliness and social isolation, assisting with transportation and light chores, helping to serve as eyes and ears to professionals who can intervene in the case of medical or other deterioration on the part of the clients, and giving support to informal caregivers. Rural communities are a priority. Geographic coverage: Nationwide -- AmeriCorps
Source: Funding opportunities via the Rural Health Information Hub - Category: American Health Source Type: funding