SCP in Full Swing

Article By:  Amanda Hodgens

Newsletter   |   Jun 12, 2019

The Senior Companion Program is in full swing during its busiest time of the year! We have submitted a total of three grants, completed several major reports, and are planning for the annual volunteer recognition.  SCP submitted a grant application requesting donations to United Way of Central Kentucky during the month of March. SCP, CSBG and CCC all applied for funding. An interview with United Way’s Community Investment Team was held on May 1. Notice of allocations will be announced some time during the month.  The Senior Companion Program also submitted its federal grant to the Corporation for National and Community Service in April. If awarded, the program will be operating in its second year of a three-year cycle grant. Notice of grant awards will be announced by the end of the month.  

Client updates, volunteer evaluations, and income reviews are all being conducted at this time. Everyone is doing an awesome job in fulfilling
the program’s mission and is currently income eligible to serve. Of the client surveys completed, each have stated they and their families were extremely satisfied with our services and the vitality of the program. This is certainly reassuring to know that the Senior Companion Program is definitely making positive impacts within the communities it serves. 

The Annual Volunteer Recognition will take place at My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown next month. The recognition is designed to
show appreciation to the volunteers for the services they provide to clients on behalf of the program. The event has been held here the past couple of years and has been a huge success! Details and pictures from the event will be reported in the next bulletin.