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Lane Community College
Friday, January 9, 2015
Senior Companions Needed in Eugene/Springfield

Senior Companion Program volunteer Barbara Mitchell (R) with two of her favorite clientsVolunteer positions offer stipend and training

EUGENE, Ore. - Are you a people person with time on your hands? Help your neighbors in Eugene and Springfield—and earn a tax-free stipend of $2.65 an hour, plus reimbursement for meals & mileage, in the process!

As a Senior Companion Program volunteer, you will help frail elders and adults with disabilities stay independent by providing them with weekly visits. Some reimbursement for meals and mileage is included. You must be age 55 or better, meet low income guidelines, serve 15 or more hours weekly, and pass a physical exam and criminal background check. Complete pre-service training and ongoing support is provided.

The federal Senior Companion Program has been sponsored locally by Lane Community College since 1977. We need you now!

To find out how you can help others while helping yourself, call Beth at (541) 463-6260. Visit us online at

If you know someone you feel needs a Senior Companion, please contact the Aging and Disability Resource Connection at (541) 682-3353, rather than the Senior Companion Program.

Lane Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Visit online at or or

Lane is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabilities Employer



Beth Brooks


(541) 463-6260