Caregiver Programs

Family Caregivers are individuals who provide help to chronically ill or disabled adult relatives or friends.

The Caregiver Support Services Program offers the following services to Family Caregivers:

  • Information and Referral Assistance
  • A Resource Lending Library
  • Educational Presentations
  • Self-Care Information

See the Resources page for additional caregiving resources.

Senior Friendship Program

Senior Friendship volunteers are persons 55 years of age and older who assist others through caring and companionship. A Senior Friendship volunteer does the types of things that friends do for friends. This includes sharing hobbies and interests, going for a walk, writing letters, running an errand with or without the client, and providing resource information and advocacy. They can also provide respite for persons caring for a frail or chronically ill loved one.

Clients are matched with a Volunteer by the local Coordinator and on-going visits are usually scheduled on a weekly basis.

Senior Friends do not function in the capacity of health professionals. There is no charge to the client for this service. This program is sponsored by Common Good RSVP.

Healthy Tips for Caregivers

Sometimes it’s hard enough to help another person, without thinking about your own needs. But if caregivers don’t find and follow the right balance of “other-care” and “self-care”, both they and their loved one are at risk.