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Senior Companions & Foster Grandparents
Who Are Senior Companions?
Senior Companions are healthy older adults who help other adults live as independently as possible in their communities. Senior Companions provide support to family caregivers and help connect seniors to services. They also help with grocery shopping, escorting and other daily tasks necessary to maintaining independence.
What is a Foster Grandparent?
Foster Grandparents are older adults who offer love, wisdom and support to children. They assist children and youth in schools, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, Head Start and day care centers.
Are You the Senior Who Will Make a Difference?
Senior Companions and Foster Grandparents receive:
- Pre-service orientations and monthly training
- An annual physical examination
- Supplemental Insurance
- Annual recognition event
- A small contribution towards meals and transportation when funds are available
- A small stipend for those who qualify
- The joy of knowing you’re making a difference for the frail and socially isolated seniors; and for children and youth with special needs
What are the Requirements?
Senior companions and foster grandparents must:
- Be over 55 years old
- Be able to volunteer an average of 15 – 20 hours per week
- Have a limited income
- Love children/youth and seniors!
Become a Senior Volunteer Today!
City of Oakland
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza #4340
Oakland, CA 94612
Funded by: City of Oakland (sponsor); City of Berkeley; Corporation for National & Community Services; Alameda County Area Agency on Aging; City of Oakland, Community Development Block Grant.