The Salvation Army of Oak Creek To Open New Senior Center Program

Jan 5, 2024

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The Salvation Army of Oak Creek To Open New Senior Center Program
Ribbon cutting, followed by refreshments and games

OAK CREEK – The Salvation Army of Oak Creek will host a Grand Opening for its new Senior Center on Monday, January 8.

The Salvation Army Senior Center, which will be located inside The Salvation Army of Oak Creek’s Church and Community Center, 8853 S Howell Ave., will be open to the public.

“The new center will offer scheduled programming for the body, mind, and soul. Seniors will be able to participate in activities such as educational and financial lectures, health and nutrition workshops, arts and crafts, music therapy, support groups, Bible study, and weekly hot lunches,” said Captain Dana Bigelow, Corps Officer at The Salvation Army of Oak Creek.

A Grand Opening for the new program will take place on Monday at 11 a.m.

The agenda will be as follows:

11 a.m. Ribbon Cutting & Special Remarks
12 to 1 p.m. Resources provided by Community Vendors & Refreshments
1 to 2 p.m. B-I-N-G-O!

“The center is designed to meet the needs of our area’s aging population who may or may not have financial resources to participate in other programs,” Bigelow said. “The main objective will be to enhance and enrich the lives of seniors in our community.”

The Senior Center will be open each Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The new Senior Center program was funded by the Thomas Lyle Williams Grant Fund, a grant that The Salvation Army Central Territory awards to outstanding new Salvation Army program endeavors throughout the Midwest. Funding has to be matched locally at a certain amount, showing both community need and support. 

"Thanks to a variety of our community partners, we were able to demonstrate and verify the need for this sort of programming for Seniors in our area and able to raise the matching funds required for eligibility for the Thomas Lyle Williams Grant," shared Captain Jason Bigelow, Corps Officer at The Salvation Army of Oak Creek. "We are thrilled to include this program alongside the other services we provide to people of all ages, all year long."


About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human Locally, 87 cents of every dollar raised is used to support programs and services in Milwaukee County.

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