Michigan Association of Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Programs

Stories of Service

Friends Forever


Senior Companions -

Kay and Gen have been paired together for 3 years and enjoy each other so much. Gen looks forward to Kay’s visits every Monday and they love to go out for ice cream. At 93, Gen is needing more support in her daily living and made the decision to move to assisted living. Gen was so worried and anxious that she would lose Kay as a Senior Companion. When Gen found out that Kay can continue visiting her at her new home, Gen was so happy that she jumped up to hug Kay and they both began crying. Gen is so thrilled that she and Kay can continue their visits and get out to go get their ice cream together. “You just don’t know how much this means to me. This is such a miracle. I had been scared about this move and now I know that Kay will still be with me.”