Today the 55-plus age category is the fastest-growing group in the country. This makes The Salvation Army programs for older adults more important than ever. Each year thousands of older adults are served by The Salvation Army. In corps community centers throughout the nation, older adults gather to share interests, develop new skills and enjoy the company of their peers. The Salvation Army meets their needs in many ways.
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.
Older adults also enjoy the beauty of God's great outdoors. Many Salvation Army camps are adapted to meet the physical needs of older adults. Clean, comfortable, easy-access camp facilities allow older adults an outing for the weekend or to enjoy week-long programs. Here God works His miracles of physical, emotional and spiritual renewal in the open air.
The Salvation Army operates several residential facilities for older adults. Here older people can live in an atmosphere of love, acceptance and encouragement. There are also several adult day-care service centers for those seniors who need specialized services.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
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