Senior Companion Program

The Senior Companion program provides volunteer service opportunities for a small number of low-to-moderate income older persons. In addition to a small stipend, these positions help volunteers maintain a sense of self-worth, retain physical health and mental alertness, and enrich their social contacts; however, the impact of this program goes beyond those serving as the designated companions. These volunteers expand capacity at local community-based sites; they may visit and assist homebound older adults with chores and grocery shopping, provide on-on-one social interaction and assist with transportation to medical and other appointments.  

Contact the Department of Aging and Adult Services Intake and Referral line at (415) 355-6700 for more information.