About the Senior Companion Program

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The Senior Companion Program, part of AmeriCorps Seniors, is funded in part by the national government and by the local community of Lane County.

The Senior Companion Program of Lane County improves the quality of life for the citizens of Lane County by providing supportive services and companionship to disabled and isolated adults.

Senior Companions in Lane County benefit from service opportunities by providing assistance to clients along side other professionals and by building self-esteem through vital community service. Additionally, studies show that volunteering helps individuals live longer and promote a positive outlook on life.

Senior Companions can:

  • Make a difference in people's lives
  • Are men and women age 55+
  • Volunteer 15-40 hours weekly
  • Meet low income guidelines
  • Receive extensive training and support
  • Receive a stipend of $4.00 per hour
  • Receive some reimbursement for meals and mileage

The Senior Companion Program of Lane County has been operating since 1974 with Lane Community College as our local sponsor. Senior Companions have provided more than 1.5 million hours of service and companionship to the citizens of Lane County.

Each year, approximately 65 Senior Companions work each month to provide services to over 500 seniors and disabled adults in Junction City, Florence, Veneta, Eugene, Springfield, Oakridge, Creswell, and Cottage Grove.

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Senior Companion Program Holiday Party 2023

These Years Can Be Vital and You Can Make A Difference!

"It's hard to believe that my own life can be so different, so much more rewarding."

"I can't begin to tell you how much being a Senior Companion has meant to me, not just financially, but the satisfaction of knowing I am really helping make other people's lives a little better..."

"Now I know how separated from the world I have been. Yes, it's others we're helping, but now it helps me too.

Looking for a Senior Companion?

To see a list of agencies who provide Senior Companions, see our Senior Companion Program Sites.

If additional information or help is needed, please call our office directly at 541-463-6260.

Note: Please contact the individual sites to request a Senior Companion.