Monday, October 14, 2019
Isabella County Community Development

Foster Grandparents & Senior Companion Programs

Foster Grandparent Volunteer Day Recognized by Governor Snyder

Governor Snyder has proclaimed January 20th, 2016 to be Foster Grandparent Volunteer Day in the sate of Michigan!

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Foster Grandparent Program

Foster grandparent volunteer helping child with homeworkThe Isabella County Commission on Aging manages the Foster Grandparent Program in Isabella, Clare and Gratiot Counties. This program provides the bridge that connects the generations. It matches the patience and experience of an Older Adult with the physical and emotional needs of a child. Everyday throughout our service area Foster Grandparents are the people children in need depend on for love, wisdom and support.


Senior Companion Program

Senior companion sharing time with older adultThe Isabella County Commission on Aging manages the Senior Companion Program in Isabella, Clare and Gratiot Counties.

The Senior Companions are healthy Older Adults who help other adults live independently. Senior Companions provide assistance with important daily tasks; encouragement to remain active; a watchful eye to notice when someone may need extra care and the easing of loneliness. Without the help of Senior Companions, many Older Adults would not be able to continue living at home. Many of our volunteers also serve in nursing homes, adult day care centers and sheltered workshops.