As people we are living longer with greater activity, engagement and productivity. The definition of ‘older people’ is not the same as what it used to be whether you are just retired or not. When Jesus said ‘I have come that they may have life in all its fullness’, He didn’t mean just our first six decades! No matter your age or ability we believe it’s important that every person has the same possibilities and activities to live their life with fulfilment, contribution and enjoyment.
At The Salvation Army, we recognise the transformational challenges and opportunities later life can present to a person and their families, which is why we have dedicated activities, classes and clubs to meet these needs. It’s important to us for you to continue to develop spiritually, socially, culturally and emotionally. We work at the heart of communities across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland to ensure that older people are not isolated; can create new friends through to learning new skills.
Some of the activities you can find at our churches and centres can be:
- Lunch clubs
- Come and meet each other groups (CAMEO)
- Arts and crafts
- Singing by heart (singing groups for people living with dementia)
- Day trips
- Guest speakers
- Workshops including pet therapy
Find your local Salvation Army and see what opportunities we can provide for you.
Age to Age
We have a new study guide being launched in June called Age to Age. This resource will cover a wide range of topics for people journeying through their later years.
Download the form to order your book.