Senior Companions Program of South Dakota

 

Sponsored by the Good Samaritan Society  
 
 
 
         
   

Thank you for a Successful Benefit Concert!

The 28th annual benefit Concert featured the Beverly Gibson Duo. This annual event raises money to support the Senior Companion Program. The concert took place on April 13 in the Jerstad Center at The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society’s National Campus in Sioux Falls.
 
Thank you to the Senior Companions and the Eastern South Dakota Advisory Council members who helped make this event so successful!
 
A special thank you to our concert partners:

Miller Funeral Home (www.millerfh.com/)
Citi (https://online.citibank.com/US/Welcome.c)
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (https://www.thrivent.com/)
Midco Connections (www.midcoconnections.com/
Midcontinent Communications (www.midcocomm.com/)
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society (www.good-sam.com
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Senior Companions of South Dakota is a volunteer program that provides in-home assistance and respite care to the elderly and disabled in more than 50 communities across South Dakota. The program has been called one of South Dakota's most positive senior programs. It allows low income, healthy volunteers an opportunity to provide companionship and in-home assistance to those who need help to live independently.

Senior Companion activities might include companionship through visits, transportation, meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, playing cards, reminiscing or just enjoying the friendship of a peer. Senior Companion volunteers receive an hourly stipend, mileage reimbursement, meal allowances and other benefits. These benefits do not reduce any governmental assistance and are not taxable.

The Senior Companion is valuable in the care and support of our clients, especially in our rural communities. There is no charge for our services to the client or a client's famiy. Clients report that Senior Companions help prevent or delay long-term care placement, increase the client’s ability to live alone, reduce loneliness and isolation, and reduce stress levels.