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Older Adults are Active in Pontiac

"Staying fit is important so we can serve our families and community."

Each day is a gift.  Use it wisely.


"I have increased mobility, and I have found friends."

Her sweet accent belies the 40 years she has lived in the United States as she tells the story of riding the bus just a few years ago. "I heard about the exercise program here at the Sal from a lady I often see on the bus," Christine says. Shortly before that bus ride, Christine hurt her neck and shoulder, and had lost a lot of mobility. She has faithfully been attending the Senior Aerobics class for two years. Christine beams talking about her accomplishments: Weight loss, increased mobility, and friends who miss her when she's gone."

How we help partner with adults

Use this paragraph to introduce the ways you help within this ministry. Then, index your programs or services below. Here is your opportunity to get hyper-local. You may have specific programs or services that apply to multiple ministries. There is no harm in listing these on all applicable ministry landing pages. Consider your audience, who may be looking for immediate help (and make sure they have a way to initiate it).

"Sweating at the Sal" - Senior Aerobics
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  This aerobics class is for seniors (55+), and is run by seniors as well.  All exercises can be modified to be done in a chair.  Weights and exercise balls and bands are provided for use during class.  This class is FREE.  No pre-registration necessary.  **We love our volunteers**

Tai Chi
Fridays, 9:00 a.m.  Slow yourself down for exercises that are meant to reduce anxiety, increase mental clarity, and increase physical balance.  All adults are welcomed, no age restrictions.  This class is FREE.  No pre-registrations necessary.  **We love our volunteers**

Senior Christmas Luncheon
December 6, 11 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  - Theme: "Hidden Christmas."  This annual tradition is a community favorite featuring a carol sing, door prizes, dessert buffet and photo opportunities.  You must be 55 or older to attend.  Reservations are required.  Email Ta'Shena.Smith-Thomas@usc.salvationarmy.org or stop by the office to register.

Focus Hope                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Focus Hope is a food support program for area seniors.  We are a distribution site for these monthly boxes of non-perishable goods.  Eligible seniors can register in the front office or contact Carlton.Elam@usc.salvationarmy.org.  

Community Lunches                                                                                                                                                                                                
Food Service on Wednesdays and Fridays, 12-1:30 p.m.  No reservation necessary.  Come for lunch, stay for conversation.  Fresh food distribution takes place in the hallways just before food service some days.  Lunch is also available after church on Sundays.                                                                                                                                                                     


Eligibility Guidelines

  • Senior activities are for individuals 55 and older.

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