AmeriCorps Senior Companion Program

The Natchitoches Parish Government’s Office of Community Services (OCS) participated in AmeriCorps Week “Day of the A” in downtown Natchitoches on the riverbank. AmeriCorps Week was March 13-19, a time designated for all AmeriCorps members to be shown appreciation for all their hard work. “Day of the A” is the day when millions of Americans who have chosen to serve their country through AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors are recognized for their commitment, while also encouraging others to follow in their footsteps of service.

The AmeriCorps Senior Companion Program volunteers of Natchitoches are a dedicated group of men and women who are making a significant difference in the lives of others within our community. They provide assistance and friendship to older adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping or paying bills. Through this program, AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers keep seniors independent longer and provide respite to family caregivers.

These committed men and women came together on “Day of the A” March 17, to show off their new logo AmeriCorps shirts and enjoy a meal from a local Deli.

If you would like to get involved and become a Senior Companion volunteer, please contact OCS at 318.357.2220. Together, we are AmeriCorps.