Senior Services: Companionship, Events, Wellness and Caring
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.
The Salvation Army helps our seniors in many ways. 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. Please contact your local Salvation Army for specific information about the senior services and programs available in your area.