Senior Companion Program Honors Volunteers

In celebration of National Volunteerism Week, the Senior Companion Program honored its volunteers state-wide with an appreciation pin. Senior Companions visit with folks who are homebound or isolated in some way to help combat loneliness. They also help to keep people living independently in their own homes. Nineteen volunteers were honored in Washington County. To be a Senior Companion you must be 55 years old and to receive a stipend one must meet an income eligibility guideline. For more information please call Deb Gardner at UMaine Center on Aging Senior Companion Program 255-3345 or the statewide office in Bangor at 262-7929. (Submitted photo).