The elderly living in poverty comprise a vulnerable segment of our population.
With the aging baby boomer generation, the demand for services for older Americans will continue to increase. Considering the ever-increasing number of senior citizens, it is vital that The Salvation Army be prepared to meet the needs of our aging population, when no one else will care for them.
Weekday Fellowship Groups - Help seniors feel a sense of connection to others and give them something to look forward to on weekday mornings. Several Salvation Army community centers have daily morning programs for seniors (Monday through Friday) that include activities such as: crafts, ceramics, sewing, dominoes, games, exercise, sing-alongs, dancing, and guest speakers.
Nursing Home Visits - Through a program called League of Mercy, men, women, and young people spend countless hours making personal visits and conducting services to raise the spirits of lonely and sick people throughout the year.
Older Adult Camp - Each September, senior citizens from the DFW Metroplex travel to The Salvation Army's statewide camp facility, Camp Hoblitzelle- to participate in Older Adult Camp. The three-day retreat on the outskirts of Midlothian, provides a variety of exciting activities for seniors, including crafts, BINGO, fishing, and dancing.
Apartments for Independent Living - Over 200 apartments are available for single or married, low-income seniors.
Catherine and Evangeline Booth Friendship Houses
1901 and 1909 E. Seminary Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76119