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Senior Companion Program

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Helping elders stay independent can be a challenge in Maine’s rural areas. Many older adults do not have relatives living nearby and must rely on others to help them. Through the Senior Companion Program, homebound elders are able to stay in their own homes longer thanks to regular visits from Senior Companions — dedicated, active individuals age 55 and older.

The UMaine Center on Aging Senior Companion Program currently serves 14 of Maine’s 16 counties. The Senior Companion Program has an average of 113 Companions who serve 414 clients. In 2014, Companions made 24,927 client visits for a total of 77,818 hours of volunteer time. See how you can get involved.


Image Description: Seniors play checkers; photo by Edwin Remsberg, USDA


Contact Information

Senior Companion Program
Phone: 207.581.3870
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System