Updated: July 09 2018

Senior Companion Program (SCP), Senior Corps

The Senior Companion Program (SCP) is part of Senior Corps, a network of national service programs that provides older Americans with the opportunity to apply their life experiences to meeting community needs. Senior Companions serve one-on-one with the frail elderly and other homebound persons who have difficulty completing everyday tasks. They assist with grocery shopping, bill paying, and transportation to medical appointments, and they alert doctors and family members to potential problems. Senior Companions also provide short periods of relief to primary caregivers. Because of the program, thousands of citizens are able to live with dignity in their own homes.

SCP is open to healthy individuals age 60 and over with limited incomes. All applicants undergo a background check and a telephone interview, as well as pre-service and inservice training on such topics as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and issues related to mental health. Senior Companions serve 20 hours a week.

Primary Address

Senior Companion Program (SCP), Senior Corps
250 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20525
Phone: (800) 942-2677
Web: http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/senior-corps/senior-companions

Region(s) Served
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