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We love and support people of all ages

Through programs designed to address the mind, body and soul, we meet the needs of adults of all ages.

Our programs are specialized to help heal the mind, body and soul for adults in every stage of life.

Our services, which include adult day care centers, senior housing residences, older adult centers provide educational, spiritual and skill-based programs. There is help for veterans, community care ministries for those who are homebound or hospitalized, counseling and more. We give people a whole army of support so they are not alone.

Economic insecurity affects adults daily.

An estimated 4 out of 5 adults struggle with near-poverty, joblessness, or dependence on welfare. While much of social service work highlights families and children, the “invisible poor”, the adult and senior populations within communities are often forgotten.

The Salvation Army gives adults and seniors a toolkit for success through:

Nutrition Programs

The Salvation Army of Camden operates a multi-site nutrition program for seniors. Services include congregate feedings and Meals On Wheels. The Salvation Army's Newark Ironbound Boys' & Girls & Seniors Center in Newark, NJ serves breakfast and lunch daily to seniors and offers many related educational and recreational activities. For more information, contact:

Newark Ironbound: 973-344-2698

Drop-In Center

Every morning from 9:00 am to 1:30 PM, seniors may drop into The Ironbound Boys & Girls & Seniors Center located in Newark's Ironbound section for games, arts & crafts, fellowship, and lunch. For more information contact:

Newark Ironbound: 973-344-2698

Summer Camp

All Salvation Army facilities in New Jersey offer the opportunity for Senior Camping at Camp Tecumseh, the Army's residential camp for New Jersey families. For more information, please call any Salvation Army Corps or contact:

New Jersey Divisional Headquarters: 908-851-9300

Foster Grandparent Program

Foster grandparents are recruited senior volunteers who provide respite and supportive services to families with young children. Many of the families are grandfamilies in which the relative caregiver needs additional support. For more information, contact:

 Newark Westside Corps: 973-373-5045

Jersey City Corps: 201-435-7355

Senior Companion Program

This Newark based program provides companions to shut-ins and at-risk or fragile elderly seniors from Essex and Hudson County. For more information, contact:

The Salvation Army's Human Services Bureau: 973-623-5959

 

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God loves every person at every age.

Roughly 35 million U.S. adults have reading skills that are below a fourth-grade level.

Your donation to The Salvation Army supports programs for adults to learn, grow, and feel God’s love in a supportive environment. Donate now.

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Social activity sharpens minds.

Studies revealed that seniors aged 50 to 60 who were socially active had slower rates of declining memories.

Your donation to The Salvation Army supports visits to homebound senior citizens. Donate now.

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Dementia touches one in seven Americans over the age of 71.

Recent studies show that consistent human contact and interaction can reduce dementia and depression.

Your donation to The Salvation Army supports visits to homebound senior citizens. Donate now.

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