Providing in-home assistance and respite care for seniors and others in need
What is Senior Companions?
Senior Companions of South Dakota is a volunteer program that provides in-home assistance and respite care to older adults and adults with disabilities in more than 50 communities across South Dakota.
Senior Companion activities might include:
- Companionship through visits
- Meal planning and preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Playing cards or other games
- Reminiscing or just enjoying the friendship of a peer
Senior Companions of South Dakota is sponsored by The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society.
Who is Eligible?
Senior Companions offer valuable care and support to our clients, especially in rural communities. There is no charge for Senior Companion services to clients or their families. These services can help prevent or delay long-term care placement, increase the client’s ability to live alone, reduce loneliness and isolation, and reduce stress levels.
Senior Companion volunteers receive mileage reimbursement and other benefits. If income eligible, you may receive a stipend, which does not reduce government assistance and is not taxable. If you are age 55 or older, and can serve 15-40 hours per week, you may be eligible to volunteer.
Make a Donation
Your tax-deductible gift will provide in-home assistance or respite care to seniors and others in need in your community or across South Dakota. This gift will help create a more independent local community and reduce isolation in rural areas.
To donate, please call (605) 312-6700.
Gifts may also be given in honor of or in memory of a loved one or friend. Donations may be sent to:
Senior Companions of SD
4800 W. 57th St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Spring 2021 Newsletter