Senior Companions

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Senior Companions Program

The Senior Companion Program is a federally funded program through the Corporation of National Service that provides opportunities for seniors to make a difference in their community.  The Senior Companion Program is funded for the seven western counties of North Carolina including Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain and the Qualla Boundary.

Senior Companions are healthy older adults that help other adults that need extra assistance to live independently in their own homes or communities. They serve frail older adults, adults with disabilities, those with terminal illnesses, and offer respite for caregivers.  Senior Companions touch the lives of adults by assisting with grocery shopping, daily tasks, and providing companionship to those in need.  Without Senior Companions, many older adults would not be able to maintain their independence.

Senior Companions:

  • Are 55 years of age or older
  • Must meet income guidelines
  • Are paid a tax free hourly stipend to volunteer
  • Receive paid vacation and sick leave
  • May volunteer between 15 and 40 hours a week
  • Make a difference in their community

Become a Senior Companion:

If you are over 55 and would like to earn tax free money by helping another senior stay independent then call the Mountain Projects Senior Programs.  There may be someone in your neighborhood that needs help.

828-452-1447    or    1-800-627-1548

2251 Old Balsam Road Waynesville NC 28786


25  Schulman Street Sylva NC 28779



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