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Programs for Seniors

Foster Grandparent Program | Senior Companion Program | Other Programs

Foster Grandparent Program

Seniors 55 years and older help children with special needs through one-on-one mentoring, with literacy assistance, and through support in various community settings.

Foster Grandparent Program

Foster Grandparent volunteers give children and youth the much needed attention that can change lives. These special volunteers tutor and mentor children and youth one-on-one in school and community settings.

Areas served: Primarily Gary, Hammond and Hobart

CATHOLIC CHARTIES
Foster Grandparent Program
6919 Indianapolis Boulevard
Hammond, IN 46324
Contact: Director - Judy Meux
Program Associate - Charlene Joyce
Phone: (219) 844-4883
Fax: (219) 844-4885
E-mail for information.

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Senior Companion Program

Seniors 55 years and older assist frail, often homebound, elderly citizens maintain independence.

Senior Companion volunteers assist other older adults to live independently and be able to continue living at home and avoid the need for more expensive, less personal care. The companions assist with grocery shopping and other daily tasks necessary to maintaining independence or simply "act as a friend" and visit with their peer.

Areas served are primarily East Chicago, Gary and Hammond.

CATHOLIC CHARTIES
Senior Companion Program
6919 Indianapolis Boulevard
Hammond, IN 46324
Contact: Director - Judy Meux
Program Associate - Charlene Joyce
Phone: (219) 844-4883
Fax: (219) 844-4885
E-mail for information.

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Senior Companion Program

Other Programs

Children's Vision Screening
Provides vision screening for preschoolers at all elementary schools and day care centers in Laporte and Starke Counties.

Ramp/Minor Home Repair
Keeps Laporte County residents safely in their homes by providing wheelchair ramps and minor home repairs for the elderly and/or handicapped of Laporte County.

Click here to learn more about our Wheelchair Ramp Program. 

Blanketeers
Blankets/Lap robes, Caps, Hats, Afghans, Scarves, Draft Dodgers, Walker and Wheelchair Bags handmade for the elderly, handicapped and children of Laporte County.

Triad of Laporte County
A collaboration between Catholic Charities, Law Enforcement and Numerous Community Organizations, profit and non-profit, addressing the safety, protection and well-being of seniors of Laporte County.

Check out our Volunteer Opportunities, click here!
Catholic Charities Volunteer Program
321 West 11th Street
Michigan City IN 46360
Contact - Tom Szawara
Phone: (219) 874-8195
Toll free: 1-888-874-8195
tszawara@catholic-charities.org

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Programs for Seniors

Ramp/Minor Home Repair



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