The elderly living in poverty are a vulnerable part of our population. The Salvation Army answers the call to meet the needs of our aging population.
The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command:
- Operates two apartment buildings to provide affordable housing for senior citizens
- Visits elderly men and women in nursing homes
Weekday Fellowship Groups Conducted by Dallas County Older Adult Services - Help seniors feel a sense of connection to others and give them something to look forward to on weekday mornings. Two 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 - Salvation Army representatives make personal visits 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