Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions

Senior Corps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency created to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation. Senior Corps offers several ways to get involved.

Volunteers receive guidance and training so they can make a contribution that suits their talents, interests, and availability. The two programs located at the Troup County Health Department are:

  • The Foster Grandparent Program connects volunteers age 55 and over with children and young people with exceptional needs. Volunteers mentor, support, and help some of the most vulnerable children in the United States.
  • The Senior Companion Program brings together volunteers age 55 and over with adults in their community who have difficulty with the simple tasks of day-to-day living. Companions help out on a personal level by assisting with shopping and light chores, interacting with doctors, or just making a friendly visit.

Currently the programs service Troup County (LaGrange, Hogansville and West Point).

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 For more information please contact us at 706.845.4085.