DAYTON — Family & Community Services, Inc. (F&CS) has expanded the Senior Companion Program (SCP) into Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble Counties. Previously in Portage, Stark and Summit Counties, Family & Community Services received a grant in September from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to expand services to the Dayton area.
The Senior Companion Program joins the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) in the Senior Corps office in the Dayton Job Center. The Senior Companion Program connects volunteers aged 55 or better with homebound residents in their area who have difficulty with daily tasks. Volunteers provide companionship and assistance with tasks like grocery shopping, doctor visits, or light chores. Senior Companions serve 15-40 hours per week to help clients stay in their homes. Volunteers may also qualify to receive a tax-free hourly stipend for their service.