Senior Companions of South Dakota
Senior Companions of SD is a national service program serving 19 counties in South Dakota. The Program focuses on assisting with independent living and providing respite care. Companions assist their clients with activities including meal preparation, light housekeeping, and transportation for grocery shopping and health care appointments. This support helps older adults and adults with disabilities to live independently. Also, the weekly contact helps reduce isolation and increase socialization. In 2018, 72 Companions served 340 adults providing over 60,000 hours of free service. The program receives a federal grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service and has been sponsored by The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society since 1978.