More than 14% of Americans over age 71 are affected by dementia.
Research suggests that elderly care involving human contact and interpersonal conversation lowers the impact of dementia and depression.
Each Salvation Army corps community center serves its local senior citizen community in unique ways to meet specific needs. A wide variety of program offerings - ranging from clubs and classes to groups and gatherings - empowers older adults to learn, laugh, and thrive among like-minded friends.
The Salvation Army works to stimulate the minds and bodies of older adults via educational opportunities, low-impact exercise, dances, lunches, fellowship, and countless other "young at heart" activities.
To help ease the functional transitions associated with advanced age, we offer housing assistance and living quarters for the elderly - each cultivated with a loving atmosphere of help, kindness, and acceptance.
Because the mental and physical disabilities associated with old age impact both the elderly and their loved ones, The Salvation Army offers adult day care facilities. Here, older adults unable to independently care for themselves enjoy friendship, kindness, and monitored activities while their caretakers enjoy a much-needed break.
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