What Does a Senior Companion Do?

Senior Companion Duties:

Requirements to Become a Senior Companion:

Benefits to Being a Senior Companions:

  • Conversation and socialization
  • Light meal preparation
  • Running errands and light shopping
  • Accompanying participants to medical appointments
  • Must be age 55 or older
  • Must meet program income requirements
  • Must be able to serve 20 hours per week
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Tax-free cash stipend
  • Travel and meal reimbursements
  • Paid holiday, sick and vacation time
  • Paid pre-service training and four hours of continuous monthly training

Senior Companion Duties:

  • Conversation and socialization
  • Light meal preparation
  • Running errands and light shopping
  • Accompanying participants to medical appointments

Requirements to Become a Senior Companion:

  • Must be age 55 or older
  • Must meet program income requirements
  • Must be able to serve 20 hours per week
  • Must pass a criminal background check

Benefits to Being a Senior Companions:

  • Tax-free cash stipend
  • Travel and meal reimbursements
  • Paid holiday, sick and vacation time
  • Paid pre-service training and four hours of continuous monthly training

Our Annual Impact

76 Senior companions participated in the program last year
141 Homebound Philadelphians were assisted by senior companions last year

Become a Senior Companion

Make a difference in the life of homebound Philadelphians. To learn more, call PCA at 215-765-9000, ext. 5126.

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