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Senior Services

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This program offers volunteer opportunities to low income individuals aged 55 and older. The service Senior Companions provide helps others live independently in their homes instead of moving to expensive institutional care. Companions are given orientation/training. They also receive a non-taxable stipend of $2.65 per hour, transportation reimbursement and on-duty accident and liability insurance protection. The Senior Companion Program averages about eighty-five (85) volunteers. The volunteers serve the following counties, Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester. For more information, please call 856-757-3738. 

A thank you letter from a grateful caregiver stated “my father had a brain tumor and our volunteer helped me survive my caregiver days”. The volunteer sat with the client 3 days a week so that the daughter could do her errands and enjoy some self- care.

Download the Senior Companion Application and Eligibility Form

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This program provides young and old the chance to grow together. This program offers volunteer opportunities to low income individuals who are 55 and older. Foster Grandparents volunteer in schools, hospitals, Head Start and day care centers. They help children who have need special attention including neglected infants and children with physical disabilities and other students that need special help to learn certain skills such as reading. Benefits include a stipend of $2.65 per hour, transportation reimbursement, on-duty accident and liability insurance protection and an annual physical. The Foster Grandparent Program averages about (160) volunteers. The volunteers service the following counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem. For more information, please call 856-757-3738.

Download the Foster Grandparent Program Application

Each year the Senior Services Department hosts a recognition event for its volunteers to show appreciation to our volunteers for all they do.

Staff

  • Marianne H. Comeau, Director, Senior Services | Contact
  • Adria Cruz, Community Liaison, Foster Grandparent Program | Contact
  • Elsie Gutierrez, Community Liaison, Foster Grandparent Program | Contact
  • Christa M. Matthews, Administrative Assistant, Senior Services | Contact

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