California's fastest growing population is people aged 65 and older. However, construction of affordable housing units for seniors hasn't kept pace. For this reason, The Salvation Army operates a number of senior housing facilities in Southern California, as well as licensed adult daycare services for seniors and those suffering from disabilities. Our Centers provide alternatives to seniors looking for independent living situations, and caregivers who may require additional support.
In addition, many of our Corps Community Centers offer services for seniors. Services vary by the needs of the community and our resources. To find your local Salvation Army use the zip code locator located in the left hand column of this page.
Silvercrest Senior Residences serve to fill a critical need for housing for low-income seniors. Residents pay only thirty percent of their income for housing, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) pays the difference. These apartment-style communities range in size from 22 to 257 units. The units are equipped with a private kitchen and comfortable living quarters, which encourage independent living. Often located adjacent to or near a Salvation Army Community Center, residences offer community-oriented programs for its tenants to give them the opportunity to socialize within their community. Silvercrest facilities are located in the following communities: Glendale, Hollywood, Lake View Terrace, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica and Ventura.
The Mindeman Senior Residence Center in Redondo Beach provides 49 one-and two-bedroom apartment units for seniors, which help the elderly manage escalating housing costs in the South Bay Beach Cities. Residents are encouraged to participate in regular group activities and have scheduled monthly visits from health care professionals.
Sage House Adult Day Care is a licensed adult daycare in San Pedro serving the needs of older adults who suffer from Alzheimer's, depression, Parkinson's or other disabilities. The primary goals at Sage House are maintain cognitive function, help relieve loneliness, reduce depression, enhance self-esteem and increase the socialization of its clients. Sage House provides recreational activities for its clients, including arts and crafts, games, yoga, drama, karaoke and therapeutic exercise.
Services provided through Salvation Army Adult Day Care and Residential facilities include:
- Affordable Housing for Low-income Seniors
- Recreational Activities - Memory Enhancement Games, Arts & Crafts, Therapeutic Exercise, Drama and Music
- Meal Services - Meals are often included with rent at the residences
- Worship Services