|Senior Services hosts two programs -- Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions. Both provide opportunities for healthy seniors to give back and be involved in their neighborhoods and communities.
Foster Grandparents Program
Provides older Americans the opportunity to put their life experiences to work for local communities. Foster Grandparents serve as mentors, tutors, and caregivers for at-risk children and youth with special needs through a variety of community organizations, including schools, hospitals, drug treatment facilities, correctional institutions, Head Start and day-care centers.
Senior Companion Program
Provides older Americans with the opportunity to apply their life experiences to meeting community needs. Senior Companions serve one-on-one with the frail elderly and other homebound persons who have difficulty completing everyday tasks. They assist with grocery shopping, bill paying, and transportation to medical appointments and they alert doctors and family members to potential problems. Senior Companions also provide short periods of relief to primary caregivers.
Office Hours and Location of both programs:
Utah County Health and Justice Building
151 S. University Ave., Suite 2200
Provo, UT 84601
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays