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Senior Companion

Are you or a loved one in need of a senior companion?

If you or a loved one is in need of companionship, our Senior Companion Program may be right for you. Our program connects older adults aged 55 and older living at home with a trained peer volunteer who can share a friendly conversation, offer companionship and minimize isolation.

Senior Companion volunteers help their peers with:

  • Running occasional errands
  • Staying engaged in enjoyable activities at home or in the local community
  • Light meal preparation

If you are providing care and assistance for a loved one, this program may provide much needed respite to you and other family members and friends.

Below is a list of residential facilities and organizations in the Greater Cleveland area where our trained Senior Companion volunteers are located.

To receive a Senior Companion, you or your loved one must be a current resident at:

 

Site Name Site Liaison Phone Number
Abington Arms Apartments Mary Stoudenmire (216) 791-6470
RH Myers Tamera Ellis (216) 831-6515
Stone Gardens Assisted Living Amy Kinstlinger (216) 831-2881, ext 176

 

Or, to receive a Senior Companion, you or your loved one must be receiving services from:

 

Site Name Site Liaison Phone Number
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging Felicia Adams (216) 373-1751
City of Euclid: Euclid Senior Center Bob Payne (216) 289-2985
Ernest J. Bohn Rose Center for Aging Well Nicole Alexander (216) 373-1913
McGregor PACE (East)
McGregor PACE (West)
McGregor PACE at Langston Hughes Center
Karen Lisy (216) 202-1650
Paul W. Alandt Rose Center for Aging Well Ashlee Williman (216) 373-1915
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging Darlyne Redd (216) 586-3417

 

Partners:

The Senior Companion Program provides programming and volunteer orientation support in partnership with the City of Cleveland Department of Aging and Hospice of the Western Reserve.

For more information about the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging Senior Companion Program, please contact intake@benrose.org.

Leadership

Leadership

Felicia Adams, MPA

Senior Companion Administrator

Felicia Adams joined Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging in 2016 as the Senior Companion Program Administrator. In this role, she oversees t...

Felicia Adams joined Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging in 2016 as the Senior Companion Program Administrator. In this role, she oversees the federally funded Senior Companion Program, which engages seniors in socialization to combat depression and isolation.

Adams has a passion for community engagement, children’s rights and reducing health disparities. She has more than a decade of experience in research, public health, program management and community health education.

Prior to joining the Eldercare Services Institute, LLC team at Benjamin Rose, Adams was Director of Administration and Communications for the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University. She has also held positions with the Case Center for Reducing Health Disparities, The Centers for Families and Children and University Hospitals. Adams discovered her passion for community engagement and public health while serving as Community Projects Manager for the Greater Cleveland Health Education and Service Council.

Adams graduated with an undergraduate degree in Psychology. She also earned a master’s degree in Public Administration with a focus on Law & Public Policy from the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. Additionally, she earned a certificate in volunteer management.

Adams volunteers regularly at her church, Church on the North Coast, and with the Our Lady of the Lake School Parent Teacher Organization

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