Senior Companion Volunteers are healthy older adults who help other adults live independently. They assist with grocery shopping, providing support to family caregivers and with other tasks of daily living necessary to help their client maintain independence. Without the help of Senior Companions, many older adults would not be able to continue living at home and would need more expensive, less personal care.

You don’t need special medical or technical skills to be a Senior Companion. All you need to know is how to be a friend. Senior Companions offer other, older adults contact with the world outside their homes and make their lives less lonely. Along the way, Senior Companions find out that few things feel as good as knowing that you are needed.

If you are interested in becoming a Senior Companion volunteer, please contact a COAD Regional Coordinator for your county from the list below.

Contact COAD Senior Companion Coordinators by County

Kirk Guisti: Area 1
  • (330) 987-7232
  • Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, Noble, Tuscarawas, Washington
Melissa Shamel: Area 2
  • (740) 856-7974
  • Ashland, Coshocton, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, Richland
Ashlee Corder: Area 3
  • (740) 447-3767
  • Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Ross, Scioto, Vinton

*there is no Area 4 Senior Companion program.

Charlene Fithen: Area 5
Annya Thompson: Area 6

Counties not listed here do not host Senior Companion Programs through COAD. If you live in the COAD service area and want to be part of a different senior program, please visit our other programs on the sidebar to see which ones are in your county.