The Salvation Army is celebrating National Seniors Day and acknowledging their contributions. Salvation Army volunteers and staff brought some cheer and good wishes to seniors so that they know they are always being though of.
The Salvation Army Ottawa Citadel assembled care packages for seniors and are delivering them to their homes in the local community. The packages contain hygiene products, treats, puzzles and activities. Ottawa Citadel officer Captain Graciela Arkell says, “We just want people to know that we are thinking of them.”
The Salvation Army in Barrhaven Church also created activity kits that were delivered to seniors in the neighbourhood. The kits included word search books, adult colouring books, markers & the daily bread. They were created by the leaders of The Salvation Army Sunshine Club in Barrhaven. Club Administrator Sharon Dean said, “This will be a truly welcome gift to seniors who find themselves isolated during these days.”
Residents at Grace Manor received cards and well wishes from youth at The Salvation Army Ottawa Citadel, Bethany Hope Centre and The Barrhaven Church. Residents were very appreciative of the decorative cards and shared them with their friends. The Salvation Army Band also played in Grace Manor’s courtyard to entertain the seniors who have missed hearing live music since the pandemic began.
The Salvation Army honours our seniors today and everyday .