Hundreds of older adults gather in our Corps Community Centers around the state to share interests, develop new skills and enjoy the company of their peers through our senior services.
Educational classes, day care, hot-lunch programs and pre-retirement seminars are just a few of the programs we offer. Each center provides a variety of activities to meet diverse needs. Here, in an atmosphere of understanding and respect, new friendships are formed and talents discovered.
Educational classes, day care, hot-lunch programs and pre-retirement seminars are just a few of the programs the Army offers. Each center provides a variety of activities to meet diverse needs. Here, in an atmosphere of understanding and respect, new friendships are formed and talents discovered.
We operate several residential facilities where older people can live in an atmosphere of love, acceptance and encouragement. There are also several Adult Day Centers for those seniors who need specialized services. Check with The Salvation Army in your community for information on what services are available.
Community Care Ministries
Loneliness is a serious problem in hospitals, convalescent and nursing homes, correctional institutions, veteran’s medical centers and children’s homes. To help alleviate the suffering of these individuals, The Salvation Army formed a visitation program called Community Care Ministries. Community Care Ministries connects volunteers, church members and The Salvation Army Officers with those who have special needs in hospitals and nursing homes as well as the home-bound.
Whether through a listening ear, a caring heart, a helping hand or a gentle touch, we let these people know that we love them and that God loves them, too.
Older Adult Camp
Older adults also enjoy the beauty of God’s great outdoors. Clean, comfortable, easy-access camp facilities allow older adults to enjoy weekend outings or week-long programs. Here God works miracles of physical, emotional and spiritual renewal in the open air.
This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families
For programs in your area, please contact your local Salvation Army by contacting your local Salvation Army location or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.