The Senior Companion program provides an opportunity for limited income seniors to earn a small, tax-free stipend of $2.65 per hour while helping other seniors maintain their independence and providing respite to caregivers. They serve 20 hours per week and assist the elderly with light housekeeping, meal preparation, socialization, rides to doctor appointments, and other essential needs.
The Senior Companion program is made possible by a federal grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service and is sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services.
To participate as a Senior Companion volunteer you must:
The reimbursement you receive ($2.65/hour) is NOT considered income by law, is non-taxable, and does not reduce other entitlement program benefits such as subsidized housing, Medicaid, food stamps, Social Security or SSI.
To receive help from a Senior Companion you must:
Volunteers serve 20 hours per week assisting frail and isolated seniors throughout Salt Lake County. Volunteers serve in the homes of clients needing assistance. Companions also provide respite care to families caring for a loved one at home.
Ability to serve 20 hours per week, 55 years of age or older, monthly income of $2,010 per month or less for a single person household or $2,706 per month or less for a two-person household.