Volunteers serve others, receive small stipend
PROVO, UTAH (November 6, 2014) -- The Utah County Foster Grandparents and Senior Companion programs are looking for active seniors that want to give back. Senior Companions helps the lives of adults who need extra assistance to live independently in their own homes or communities. They serve frail older adults, adults with disabilities, those with terminal illnesses, and offer respite for caregivers. Foster Grandparents assist children in schools, daycare facilities, crisis nurseries and other places where they tutor and mentor children and individuals with special needs.
Men and women who are at least 55 years old and can volunteer 15 - 40 hours a week. Volunteers are trained, and oriented in the program and introduced to companions. Some volunteers who meet the eligibility guidelines may qualify for a small stipend, too.
Guidelines for eligibility can be found at www.UtahCountyHealth.org/seniors, while questions and appointments can be made by calling 801-851-7767.