Monthly President’s Report


50 Years!  Senior Citizen Services, Inc. d/b/a Active Generations has been in existence for fifty years because of the vision of Dr. Oliver Bergeland, former Director of Lutheran Social Services.

Dr. Bergeland’s vision was to begin a home delivered meal program to serve the Sioux Falls area to support individual’s independence and nutritional needs.

The program was small, but well accepted by volunteers, the City of Sioux Falls, participants, and donors.

Fifty years later we serve a larger regional base of adults and serve approximately 11,000 people per year.

Nutrition, Adult Day Services, Ceili Cottage, Social, Recreational, Educational, Fitness and Wellness activities along with Workers on Wheels, SHIINE Medicare Part “D” prescription reviews, BRIDGES Employment Resource Center and Caregiver Outreach and Education are a part of this growth.

We have also created an affordable tax credit apartment, appropriately named the Bergeland Apartments after our founder.

The economic impact of all of our programs for our participants, families, and taxpayers is well above $10 million dollars a year.

Thank you to the 1,000 volunteers which support the affordability of this organization!

We are very blessed and look forward to continuing to serve the fastest growing segment of our population.