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Senior helper is sought for Companion Link

Published Oct. 1, 2005

(ran SP, NP editions)

Neighborly Senior Services is looking for someone in the Dunedin-Clearwater area, age 60 or over, who is interested in working with developmentally disabled adults age 50 and over through the Senior Companion Link program.

Companion Link Senior Companions receive many benefits, including a $49-per-week tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement, accident and liability insurance, an annual physical exam and training. Companion Link Senior Companions must be age 60 or over, have access to reliable transportation, serve 20 hours per week and meet income requirements (less than $10,000 annually for one person).

Companion Link Senior Companions become friends to their clients and provide many services that help them maximize their independence.

The Companion Link program is sponsored by the Corporation for National Service and the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs. For more information or to volunteer, please call Neighborly Senior Services Volunteer Resources Department at 573-9444.