Senior Center

The Senior Citizens Service Center of North Sioux City has been operating since June of 1979. Our Center is conveniently located off Military Road at the four-way stop of Military and Main Street. We are open weekdays from 9 am – 1:30 pm throughout the year.

We would enjoy spending time with you and getting to know you better. Join us for lunch and other activities throughout the month. Whether you want to join a card game, have a cup of coffee, or you just want to get out of the house, we’ve got a place for you.

Senior Happenings

Gift Certificates Available for Your Loved Ones

Looking for practical gift ideas for Birthdays, Mother’s or Father’s Days, Anniversaries, Christmas? Then purchase the gift of a meal. The Senior Center is selling “Dakota Senior Meals” meal gift certificates.
Call to inquire at 605-780-0400.

Volunteers @ the Center

Many hands make light work. ~John Heywood

We are always in need of volunteers. Please call if you’d like to help. More volunteers means more opportunities, including opening the center prior to 10 am.
Wanna Play Cards?

Card players of all suits and numbers are invited. Bring your group down to the Center or start a game. We have many open tables just waiting to be filled.

Contact Us

Pat Mersch, Director
Senior Service Ctr: 605-780-0400
Address: 301 Military Rd
Center Hours: 9 am – 1:30 pm

Building Rentals

Phone: 605-780-0400
Please contact the Senior Center for more information.
Please note: All events must be smoke and alcohol free.

Dakota Senior Meals

Kitchen: 605-232-0808

Evening Meals

At least once a month, the Center opens up for an evening meal that is open to the community. We held a Soup Supper in March and a Pancake Dinner in May. Be looking for our next event.

Community Organizations

The Service Center is not only the connection point for our Seniors, but home to other organizations. Two organizations who utilize our facility are the Two River Legion Post 319 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7690.

Building Rental

Our building is here to be used! It can be rented for meetings, family gatherings, graduations, birthday parties, flea market extravaganza, and more. The entire building is rented for your event. All events must be smoke and alcohol free, and have no dancing. Dining Area seats up to 80 people.

The building can be rented evenings or weekends. Weekday rentals can begin after 5 pm. On weekend, the building is available from 9 am to 9 pm.

The facility rents for $100 and $200 on Holidays. It includes tables, chairs, and a commercial kitchen. Groups that run past 9 pm pay an additional $50.

To finalize rental, we need to have a completed rental agreement plus a $100 deposit or $200 deposit on Holidays.


At various times, we plan fundraisers to help supplement our programs. Contact our office to learn about our current activities.


Dakota Senior Meals on Wheels

DSM program came to North Sioux in July 2000. The Dakota Senior Meals is a non-profit nutrition program that has been serving 11 counties in south central and south eastern South Dakota for over 30 years. It is a service provided by the Rural Office of Community Services, Inc. (ROCS).

The program provides a nutritious noon meal five days a week at a nutrition site. Home delivery is also available for those who are unable to leave their homes. Well balanced, flavorful and nutritious meals are prepared and served on-site weekly at noon.

Who’s Eligible

Senior meals is open to any person 60 years of age or older, plus their spouse of any age. If the senior has any person with disabilities who resides at home (regardless of age) and accompanies an older person, they are eligible. A suggested donation is $4.00, or you can purchase a punch card for the month/week. Punch cards do not have an expiration date. Food stamps are accepted.

Reservations are extremely helpful to allow the correct amount of meals to be prepared. If you can, please RSVP no later then 9:30 am, the day of the meal. However, Dakota Senior Meals doesn’t want to turn anyone away so please join us.

All ages are welcome to join us for our noon meal. If you are under 60, the meal cost is $6.40.

Home Delivered Meals

To register for home delivered meals, contact the North Sioux City Senior Service Center 605-232-0808. Meals are delivered by volunteers between 11 and Noon. Anyone who is homebound, unable to leave home for any disability reason, is eligible along with their spouse or care giver, or any age homebound person.

Food Delivery Volunteers Needed

Our local food program, Dakota Senior Meals, is in need of more volunteers to deliver daily meals to our residents. The City’s Senior Service Center helps to coordinate the daily delivery to homebound residents to ensure they receive a healthy and nutritious meal. Please call 605-232-0808 to sign up today.