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Volunteers Needed to Support and Comfort Seniors in our Community

People Inc.’s Senior Companion program is seeking volunteers age 55 and over who want to make a difference in the life of a senior adult.

The program matches qualified volunteers with seniors age 55 or over who live independently but could benefit from social contact and assistance.

Volunteers provide in home support, companionship and understanding to seniors in Erie County. They help with daily living tasks like shopping, driving, processing mail and paying bills.

Volunteers are carefully screened and serve 15 to 40 hours per week. They receive pre-service orientation and training and must pass a physical exam and background check. They are also reimbursed for travel and meals and may qualify to earn a tax-free hourly stipend.

People Inc.’s Senior Companion program helps seniors remain independent in their homes for as long as they can instead of having to move to a more costly and/or unfamiliar setting. Currently, approximately 15,000 volunteers serve more than 56,000 seniors in our community.

For more information about volunteering, call 716-768-2381.

People Inc. is a not-for-profit health and human services agency providing programs and services to more than 12,000 people with special needs, their families, and seniors throughout Western New York. Since 1971, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity.

Western New York 1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231 | Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

Rochester 1860 Buffalo Road | Rochester, NY 14624 | Phone 585.441.9300 | Fax 585.441.9398

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