Senior Companions

An in-home service for older persons and other adults in need

What is the Senior Companion program?

Senior Companions of South Dakota is a program that matches volunteers with older adults and anyone 21 and older who needs assistance so they can live independently.

Senior Companions volunteers are healthy, older adults who provide companionship by assisting clients with various activities:

These activities might include:

  • Companionship through visits
  • Light housekeeping
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Playing cards or other games
  • Reminiscing or just enjoying the friendship of a peer
  • Transportation

Senior Companions of South Dakota is sponsored by The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society.

Learn more about Senior Companions.

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Who is eligible to receive services?

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.

Click here to find out if you’re eligible for this program.

Call us at (888) 239-1210

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If you enjoy helping others and making new friends, Senior Companions of South Dakota has the perfect opportunity for you.

You’ll experience these benefits:

  • A sense of purpose
  • Enhanced life satisfaction and well-being
  • Lasting friendships
  • Hourly stipend
  • Mileage
  • Personal leave
  • And more

Who is eligible to volunteer?

  • Those age 55 or older
  • Those who meet an income guideline
  • Those able to serve 10-40 (average 10-15) hours a week

Click here to learn more about volunteering.

Call us at (888) 239-1210

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.

Gifts may also be given in honor of or in memory of a loved one or friend.

To donate, please call (605) 312-6700.

Or send donations to:

Senior Companions of SD
4800 W. 57th St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

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Fall 2023 Newsletter