Companion Programs

Companion programs for seniors are designed to provide companionship to older people who are lonely and may not be in contact with family or friends for a variety of reasons.

CANINE PARTNERS FOR LIFE (CPL)
For 28 years, CPL has been dedicated to training service dogs, home companion dogs, residential companion dogs, and courthouse companion dogs to assist individuals who have a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities. To date, CPL has placed more than 650 service and companion dogs in 45 states.
PO Box 170
Cochranville, PA 19330-0170
(610) 869-4902
www.k94life.org

SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM
This program links older volunteers to other older individuals who need assistance with the activities of daily living.

Generations Home Care
15 Ashley Place
Wilmington, DE 19804
(302) 658-6731
(302) 734-7005
(302) 856-7774

First State Community Action Agency
19 Lambson Lane, #8
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 498-0454

 

FRIENDLY VISITING PROGRAMS

CHEER
Sussex County Senior Services, Inc.
546 S. Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 856-5187

Lori’s Hands
Connecting college student volunteers with individuals in the Newark community who are living with chronic illness.
(302) 440-5454
www.lorishands.org

 

TELEPHONE REASSURANCE PROGRAM
These programs provides telephone calls to individuals over the age of 60 who are homebound and/or live alone to check on the individual’s well being and see if they require any assistance. For more information, call:

CONTACT Delaware, Inc. – Reassurance Program
P.O. Box 9525
Wilmington, DE 19809
(302) 761-9800 / (800) 262-9800

Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers Delaware Ecumenical Council
240 N. James Street B-2
Wilmington, DE 19804
(302) 225-1040

Modern Maturity Center
Kent County TRIAD
1121 Forrest Ave
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 734- 1200, ext. 128 or 129

CHEER
Sussex County Senior Services, Inc.
546 S. Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 856-5187

SENIOR ROLLCALL LIFELINE
(302) 395-8159
The New Castle County Police “Senior Roll Call Lifeline” is a telephone reassurance program that offers daily contact to senior citizens over the age of fifty-five residing in New Castle County who live alone or have a disability that inhibits mobility and have no daily contact with friends or family.