The Senior Companion Program (SCP), sponsored by Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council in Lac du Flambeau, is a federally funded volunteer program whose mission is to connect elders with other elders needing help in the same tribal communities. Senior Companions are volunteers 55 and over who provide assistance and friendship to seniors who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping or paying bills. The program aims to keep seniors independent longer and provide respite to family caregivers.
Senior Companion volunteers must be at least 55 years old, have an income at or less than 200% of the federal poverty level, and pass a three-part background check including fingerprints. Tribal service areas include Bad River, Brothertown, Ho-Chunk, Lac Courte Oreilles, Lac du Flambeau, Lac Vieux Desert (MI), Menominee, Oneida, Potawatomi, Sokaogon-Mole Lake, Stockbridge-Munsee, St. Croix, and Red Cliff.