Those who are 55 years of age and older represent the fastest growing age category within our nation today. Given the immeasurable value this population has contributed to our people and our country, it is only fitting that The Salvation Army is dedicated to serving the needs of the aging in ways that support their continued dignity and honor.
Opportunities for fun fellowship, lifelong learning and volunteer service are found in many corps or community centers. Senior adult camping is available in eight locations in the Western Territory.
Other programs for older adults include Silvercrest Residences, which provide low-cost, independent living for senior citizens, and adult day care centers which serve seniors while caregivers are at work.
The Community Care Ministries (also known as the League of Mercy) volunteer visitation program provides companionship and comfort to those who are elderly, invalid or otherwise shut-in. This simple kindness of sharing human company helps to combat loneliness or despair as seniors age.
Other assistance programs such as Salvation Army shelters or food programs endeavor to help seniors meet their basic needs and have access to increased physical and emotional security.
Still other social programs, groups or clubs and special events help seniors to maintain their enthusiasm and vitality.
All of The Salvation Army's senior programs work collectively to improve seniors' quality of life.
Salvation Army services vary according to the needs of the local community. For information on specific programs and locations in your area, enter your city, state and/or zip in the Find a Location field in the left column of this page.
You can also contact the divisional (regional) headquarters in your area, or your local Salvation Army Corps Community Center.