Senior Services

All Program Activities Cancelled

Due to the coronavirus all program activities are cancelled until further notice.

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Foster Grandparent Program

Life experience matters.

That’s why SDC is asking adults 55 and older to share their experience with a child.
Our Foster Grandparent Program pairs volunteers with young students – pre-school through sixth grade. Volunteers tutor students in math and reading. The relationship that blossoms also helps young students develop self-confidence for life.


We are always in need of foster grandparents. Discover more about the program and apply today!

Senior Companion Program

The Social Development Commission has a long tradition of working to enrich the lives of senior citizens. In 1974, we started the Senior Companion program because as we age, we may need a little extra help.

Like a good friend, a senior companion provides that extra assistance.


SDC Senior Companions Help Their Elderly Neighbors by Providing:

  • Friendship
  • Escorts on walks, shopping trips, and medical appointments
  • Information on other services
  • Help with household services
  • At least 55 years of age
  • Unemployed or retired
  • Interested in helping people

Benefits Seniors Companions receive:

  • A tax-free income that does not affect other benefits such as SSI, Medicaid or rent
  • Reimbursement for mileage and/or bus fare
  • The chance to make new friends
  • The satisfaction of helping others

Paid Training Includes:

  • An orientation course to give you the tools you need to get the most out of your experience
  • Monthly In-Service sessions to help you learn about resources, programs, and health tips for the elderly

For more information about our Senior Programs at SDC, please call 414.906.2700 or complete the form below.

Senior Programs

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CR-Social Development Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need this information interpreted to a language you understand or in a different format, please contact La Toya Jones, Equal Opportunity Officer, at 414-906-2823 or Callers who are deaf or hearing or speech-impaired may reach us at Wisconsin Relay Number 711.

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