SCP Volunteer Update

Article By:  Amanda Hodgens, Senior Companion Program Director

Newsletter   |   Feb 04, 2019

The Senior Companion Program submitted its progress report supplement on December 10. The report is a reflection of the progress the program has made in carrying out the outcome-based work plans. A total of 44 volunteers, all over the age of 55, provided 45,951 hours of in-home services to 109 clients living within our six-county service area. Counties served include Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Marion, Nelson and Washington. The program’s semi-annual financial and progress report was also due in e-grants by January 30. Progress of work plans and budget seem to be right on target at this time!

Volunteer performance evaluations will be completed, reviewed and signed off on during the February In-Service. The Director completes an evaluation on all 44 of the program’s volunteers and then reviews it with each one of them. The Director and volunteer both sign the document in approval of the content written in the evaluation.

Income reviews will also be another task that will be completed by March. Each volunteer must turn in proof of their household income annually. This is a requirement for eligibility in serving as a volunteer in the Senior Companion Program. This proves whether or not they meet the criteria of the guidelines established by the program’s federal funding source, the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Volunteers in the Senior Companion Program will be mailing out cards to our veterans, active military and their families. This event will serve as our service activity in honor of “Martin Luther King Jr. Day.” We certainly take pride in making our National Service Projects a huge success!

SCP currently has a waiting list of individuals interested in volunteering, as well as clients that are in need of our services. Anyone interested in joining or knows someone that needs some extra help can call (270) 734-3604 for more information.

We hope that everyone had a joyful holiday season surrounded by the love of family and friends. Saying “thank you” just isn’t enough for the commitment in responding whenever we are faced with needs. Your support will definitely help drive us forward in the important work ahead. As always, we are so thankful for the opportunity to serve Central Kentucky’s elderly and disabled population. We continue to strive to make living independently a reality. We wish you many blessings in the New Year ahead.