Companions are Enrichment Center volunteers who provide one-on-one assistance to homebound Easthampton residents 60 years of age and older who are not able to utilize existing transportation options or who require the assistance of an escort.
Volunteers provide assistance with transportation/escort to medical appointments, shopping, hairdresser/barber, errands, respite and friendly visiting.
This program is dependent upon grant funding through Highland Valley Elder Services and frequently has a waiting list. This program is free, but donations are encouraged to help offset costs.
To apply for this program, please contact Linda Talbot at 413-527-6151. A homevisit/assessment by the Easthampton Council on Aging Outreach Worker is required to determine eligibility for the Companion Program.