Senior Companions Program

Helping Adults Remain Independent

volunteers with their most at-risk clients, taking into consideration the satisfaction of the volunteer.  

Good Idea...Great Investment

Senior Companions volunteers often make the difference between living at home and being placed prematurely in a nursing home. The average annual cost of a nursing home is $80,000 compared to placing a Senior Companions volunteer in one’s home at a cost of $4,375 per year; this translates into major health care savings for senior adults, families and community taxpayers.  

In 2010, Senior Companions volunteers helped over 18,000 older adults maintain their independence in Texas . There is never a charge to the client or family member for a Senior Companions volunteer. There are only 52 federally-funded and one state-funded Senior Companions volunteer for the Houston Harris County areas. With the generous support of the Isla Carroll Turner Friendship Trust, and other community grantors, additional volunteers are funded.  

You can make a difference by making a tax exempt donation to this unique program. Your dollars will go to the direct expense of the Senior Companions volunteer. Please mail your tax exempt donation, payable to the Senior Companions Program, and addressed to: Evelyn Rubenstein JCC/Senior Companions Program, 5601 South Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096 .

Are you ready to serve? Contact Marilyn Vargiu Senior Companions Program Director at or 713.595.8183.

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