SENIOR PROGRAMS

Serving with dignity.

The Salvation Army showers senior citizens with love and serves them with respect.

Rather than simply allowing these wonderful men and women - who are so often the most vulnerable members of our communities - to fend for themselves against loneliness and depression, we organize community meals, offer joyful activities, visit the homebound and even provide affordable residential facilities for seniors.

The Salvation Army Silvercrest Senior Residence Center

 

For seniors living alone and/or have limited incomes, their ability to access services, participate in social and cultural activities, and provide themselves with nutritional meals is compromised. Social isolation resulting from loss of personal mobility can lead to depression and sharp declines in physical health (Maricopa Association of Governments Regional Action Plan on Aging and Mobility).

Our Silvercrest Senior Residences provide low-income, subsidized housing for seniors 62 years and older, and people with disabilities.   The residences provide one-bedroom and studio apartments to individuals who qualify through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8-202 programs. The Silvercrest buildings are located next to Salvation Army corps, which allows for many unique opportunities and a strong sense of community.

The Phoenix Silvercrest shares a building with The Salvation Army's Laura Danieli Senior Activity Center, which provides weekday congregate lunches, activities, and transportation to Silvercrest residents. Through community partnerships like this, the residences provide a safe environment that allows residents to maintain independent living. 

The Salvation Army Phoenix Silvercrest

613 N. 4th Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85003-1575

(602) 251-2000

The Salvation Army Mesa Silvercrest

255 E. 6th St.
Mesa, AZ 85201-5123
(480) 649-9117

The Laura Danieli Senior Activity Center

 

​​For seniors living alone and/or have limited incomes, their ability to access services, participate in social and cultural activities, and provide themselves with nutritional meals is compromised. Social isolation resulting from loss of personal mobility can lead to depression and sharp declines in physical health.

 

The Salvation Army's Laura Danieli Senior Activity Center strives to assist seniors with maintaining their quality of life. After operating senior programs for 13 years, the Laura Danieli Senior Activity Center opened its doors in 1982. Located at 613 North 4th Avenue in downtown Phoenix, the center offers a variety of services to enhance personal growth and health as well as increase social fellowship among senior citizens 62-years of age and older.

 

The senior center offers congregate meals daily, delivers meals to homebound seniors, sells discounted bus tickets, offers exercise classes, arts and crafts classes, Bible studies, a library with current newspapers and magazines, and coordinates the Senior Transportation Outreach program. This program assists seniors with transportation to medical appointments, picking up prescriptions, getting groceries, attending senior group activities, and other basic transportation needs.

 

Seniors are provided with the opportunity to take part in exercise classes, arts and crafts sessions and Bible studies. Free legal assistance is provided twice a month and medical referrals can also be obtained.





 

Senior Asian Outreach

 

Arizona currently has the 7th highest number of people over 65 in the nation. In 2000, Maricopa County consisted of 466,269 persons over age 60. The fastest growing segment of the elderly population in Maricopa County consists of those most dependent upon transportation - those 85 years and older.According the Maricopa Association of Governments Regional Action Plan on Aging and Mobility, 49% of seniors would seek information or education from a senior center.

 

For seniors living alone and/or have limited incomes, their ability to access services as well as participate in social and cultural activities is compromised. Social isolation resulting from loss of personal mobility can lead to depression and sharp declines in physical health.In an effort to provide transportation and activities for elderly, Asian individuals, we implemented the Senior Asian Outreach program.

 

Twice per week, Asian senior from across the Valley of the Sun are picked-up and transported to The Salvation Army's Phoenix Korean Corps to participate in this outreach program. Committed volunteers from the community assist seniors with a variety of activities from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. These activities include arts and crafts classes, a golf club, a calligraphy club, classes for strengthening their English skills and a hot lunch.The Senior Asian Outreach program focuses on increasing Asian senior's knowledge and understanding of the English language as well as providing transportation to participate in socialization opportunities.

 

For program information, call 623-934-5950

 

 

Senior Transportation Outreach

 

According to the Maricopa Association of Governments Regional Action Plan on Aging and Mobility, the percentage of Americans age 65 and older has more than tripled since 1990. In 1998, older citizens numbered 34.4 million and made up 12.7% of the nation's population. This percentage is expected to increase to 20% in 2030.

 

The fastest growing segment of the elderly population in Maricopa County consists of those most dependent upon transportation - those 85 years and older. The areas in the county with the highest concentration of seniors are found in the older adult residential communities including the Central core of Phoenix, which is served by the Senior Transportation Outreach program.

 

The Senior Transportation Outreach program began when the Central Phoenix community lost its only grocery store many years ago. The City of Phoenix recognized that many residents in that area needed a market close by due to financial and/or physical limitations. Therefore, the City of Phoenix offered financial assistance to The Salvation Army's Laura Danieli Senior Activity Center to run a transportation service from their downtown location to grocery stores. Since that time, the program has expanded to provide transportation for much more than just purchasing groceries.

 

This program utilized handicapped-accessible vehicles and reduced-fare tickets from Phoenix Metro Transit to meet client needs, which include going to medical appointments, picking up prescriptions, getting groceries, attending senior group activities, and other basic transportation needs. Clients are eligible for the program if they are a participant of the Laura Danieli Senior Activity Center (4 or more activities/meals per month), are 62 years of age or older, or have a disability.This program also provides participating seniors with social interaction during trips to various locations. Human interaction plays an important role in maintaining a healthy, independent lifestyle and is an essential component of the program. Many clients live alone and do not have the means (either financial and/or physical) to drive themselves to functions in the community. In addition, the drivers observe the conditions of the clients and communicate these observations with case managers so that client needs may be better addressed.

The Salvation Army Phoenix Valley of the Sun

MONDAY-FRIDAY

8:00am - 4:30pm

2707 E. Van Buren St.

Phoenix, AZ 85008

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