Services for Older Adults

About Us

About LSS Older Adult Services

FS-foster-gradparent-hugSince 1865, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) has responded to Minnesota's changing needs by being wholly committed to making life better for our citizens.

LSS Mission
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota expresses the love of Christ for all people through service that inspires hope, changes lives, and builds community.

LSS Vision
All people have the opportunity to live and work in community with full and abundant lives.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is one of the state’s largest, nonprofit social service organizations with 2,300 staff serving nearly 100,000 people of all ages in each of Minnesota’s 87 counties and in more than 300 communities. View the LSS Older Adult Services infographic to learn more.

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Services for Older Adults

Our stand for Minnesota’s older adults is that they have choice in their services and opportunities to contribute to community.

Our services are designed so that Older Adults:

  • have services that support their independence, well-being and relationships.
  • are choosing the design and delivery of their services.
  • are contributing time and resources to their community.

Line of Service

Individuals served each year

Volunteer hours

Caregiver Support and Respite Services
(annual report)

1,878 caregivers benefitted from:

  • 6,784 hours of respite care
  • 1,237 caregiver counseling sessions
  • 682 caregiver coaching sessions
  • 556 caregivers attended caregiver support groups 

6,785 volunteer hours

Senior Corps
Senior Companion & 
Foster Grandparent programs
(annual report)

 5,569 individuals served:

  • 2,383 older adults
  • 3,186 children


   volunteer hours:

  • 270,000 Senior Companion volunteer hours
  • 304,000 Foster Grandparent volunteer hours

Guardianship Options

 1,198 individuals served


Senior Nutrition
(annual report)

 18,968 individuals received 1,085,000 meals

  • 503,778 congregate meals
  • 600,886 home-delivered meals

 131,383 volunteer hours

Counseling and Family Resources

 5,000 individuals served (of all ages)


Partners in Community Supports (PICS)

897 older adults and people with disabilities served

PICS does not currently utilize volunteers in the delivery of its services.