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Senior Peer Counseling Program

WHO WE SERVE

Seniors 55 plus qualify for our free and confidential services.

Any senior in need who may benefit from this program will be provided a volunteer counselor, regardless of income.


We offer weekly visits to your home or local Lake County Senior Center.


Anyone can make a referral for themselves, a friend, a neighbor or family member.


Volunteer counselors are trained to listen to their clients and help them find their own solutions. 

Volunteer Peers

ABOUT the COUNSELORS

Our Senior Peer Counselors are volunteers 55+ who are selected for their ability to listen, be compassionate and have an interest in seniors' issues.


* Please note: To avoid confusion or fear from a stranger's call, it is best to alert the referred senior first.

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Senior Peer Counseling helps with your worries and concerns.


During the free, weekly visit, counselors provide confidential and safe paraprofessional counseling, information regarding resources such as food banks, care giving, housing, transportation, etc. and help filling out forms.

Francois van Wyk , LMFT

Senior Peer Counseling

Program Director

ABOUT the COUNSELORS

Our Senior Peer Counselors are volunteers 55+ who are selected for their ability to listen, be compassionate and have an interest in seniors' issues.


* Please note: To avoid confusion or fear from a stranger's call, it is best to alert the referred senior first.

Weekly meeting and training

Counselors receive training from our psychotherapist who makes the initial home visit to assess client needs and match elders and counselors.

To Refer Yourself or Someone who may benefit:

• Simply call (707) 995-1417 with the senior's name and contact information, or email us at [email protected]


• If possible, tell the the person that we will be calling to schedule an Intake interview.


• The Konocti Senior Support Program Director schedules and completes the in-home intake session.


• After the Intake session, if the program is a good match, a Senior Peer Counselor will call to schedule the first weekly meeting.