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Forum staff reports, Published March 15 2013

Volunteers sought for companion program

FARGO – Seniors age 55 and older who are healthy, active and interested in helping their older neighbors can volunteer for Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions.

Senior companions receive a tax-free hourly stipend, travel reimbursement, paid holidays, paid time off, ongoing training opportunities and supplemental insurance coverage. The program is funded by government grants and private donations.

The one-on-one companionship and daily living assistance provided by senior companions can help seniors improve their quality of life, reduce feelings of loneliness and build motivation to stay active and interested in life and the community.

For more information, contact Andrea Lang at (800) 450-1510.