Senior adults at The Salvation Army's Booth Manor find companionship through programs offered at the Eagle Creek Community Center, 2010.

We’re always talking about the women and children who come to our shelter, back-to-school supply shopping, Christmas assistance and so on. One outreach of The Salvation Army that doesn’t get the attention it deserves is the ministry to seniors at our Corps Community Centers. Senior adults face many challenges unique to them. Without the financial resources most families have, senior adults depend on social security, a limited income if any at all. In addition, many are alone, without family support and/or dealing with disabilities.

 

Being alone as an older adult can seem hopeless. The Salvation Army cares about seniors and that’s why we’ve invited them into our community centers for fellowship and enrichment. At our Fountain Square Corps, senior adults from the surrounding community are offered lunch each weekday, M-F, for $1. The center is open for them from 10am-1pm, allowing for lunch, Bible study, shopping trips to Walmart/Kmart, games and more.  Fountain Square is currently looking to hire  a Senior Director to oversee and promote these activities for our seniors. If you know of someone who has a heart for senior adults and would fit well in this position, please contact Captains Jason and Sarah Windell at 317-632-0156.

Captains Amos and Cynthia Shiels have plans to add more senior programs, but for now this is the schedule at our Eagle Creek Community Center and all events are FREE:
Wed. @ 10:00 a.m. – Home League (includes games, fellowship, Bible study, crafts, and other activities).
Wed. @ 11:00 a.m. – Lunch
Wed. @ 12:00 p.m. – Bingo

Fri. @ 12:00 pm – Bible Study @ Booth Manor.

For further information about senior adult programs at our Eagle Creek Community Center, please contact Captain Amos Shiels at 317-299-4454 or by email: amos_shiels@usc.salvationarmy.org