Senior Companion Program

Through the SpiriTrust Lutheran® Senior Companion Program the lives of volunteer companions and individuals in York County who are homebound and need limited assistance to live independently are mutually enriched.

Senior companion visits suspended

At SpiriTrust Lutheran® we are committed to caring for the total well-being of those we serve and those that serve. As such, we are closely monitoring ongoing developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the virus to our residents, clients, participants, team members and volunteers. Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid and the PA Department of Health, we have made the decision to suspend the Senior Companion Program until further notice.

We recognize that people value the companionship, connection, and respite that senior companions provide, and we look forward to serving the community again in the future once this unprecedented health care crisis has subsided.

Volunteer as a Senior Companion

Earn tax-free stipend while helping others!

Volunteers 55 and older provide companionship and support to other older adults living in York County as part of the National Senior Corps, the premier and largest senior volunteer agency in Pennsylvania and the United States.

This program is designed for financially qualified individuals aged 55 and older with access to transportation who want to augment their income while helping others 15 hours per week.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Sharing time with peers
  • Sharing hobbies, social events and other recreational activities
  • Listening and offering encouragement
  • Assisting with everyday tasks
  • Providing respite for full-time family caregivers

Qualifications Include:

  • Aged 55 or older
  • Access to transportation
  • Available 15 hours per week
  • Meets income eligibility requirements

Benefits Include:

  • Tax-free stipend
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid training
  • Vacation and sick time

Become a Client

Enjoy conversation and companionship in your own home. Full-time family caregivers receive weekly respite.

This free service helps to keep you connected with the community and may improve your overall well-being.

You will:

  • Enjoy a visit once a week for four or five hours, which may at times include a light lunch.
  • Share a hobby, play games or cards and work on projects with your Senior Companion.
  • Take walks or engage in other activities with your Senior Companion.
  • Receive assistance coordinating transportation to and from medical and other appointments.
  • Strive to maintain the highest level of independence while enjoying the company of a caring, compassionate friend.

Contact Our Team

Please complete the form below or call us at 717.843.2677 to become a volunteer, request services or to get more information.

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