SCP (Senior Companions Program)


Description

 

SCP is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service and is sponsored locally by Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services. Since 1974, Senior Companions have provided assistance to adults with physical, emotional, or mental health limitations, most of whom are senior citizens. These clients have difficulties with daily living tasks and Senior Companions help them retain their dignity and independence.

The activities of the Senior Companion may include:

  • Visiting clients in their homes.
  • Offering transportation to needed medical appointments, senior nutrition centers or shopping.
  • Providing socialization/companionship.
  • Assisting with correspondence, paying bills, obtaining community resources, translation/interpretation, and other related tasks.
  • Utilizing a self-help approach, provide guidance and support to enable clients to make informed choices.
  • Providing respite to family caregivers.

 

The Senior Companion Program is a grants based project. It could not happen without the support of the following funders:

  • County of Sacramento – Department of Health and Human Services
  • The Corporation of National and Community Service
  • Area 4 Agency on Aging
  • Sacramento Area Council Of Governments (FTA/Caltrans)
  • Health for All
  • Sutter Health Foundation

 

SCP Phone: 916.875.3622

Fax: 916-875-3799


To Qualify

Be an SCP Volunteer
If you would like to help a Senior continue to live in their own home with dignity; become a Senior Companion.
 
How To Get a Senior Companion
Senior Companion Volunteers are placed at a variety of agencies. Each with it's own criteria for matching clients with volunteers.
You must contact the agency directly to be assigned a Senior Companion.
 

Cost

​Not Applicable

Contact Information

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(916) 875-3631
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