The Salvation Army provides a variety of services and activities to help our older adults (age 50+) of Brown County stay active, independent and socially connected. Enrollment occurs on an annual basis. Once enrolled, seniors can participate in as many or as few activities as they choose on a monthly basis and simply need to register for the activities that they want to be involved in.
There is a $5.00 annual cost to receive the monthly newsletter by mail. Transportation is provided to and from most of the monthly activities. The transportation cost is $2.00 per event, roundtrip.
Grocery/discount shopping occurs several Mondays each month. There is also Thursday grocery shopping offered a couple times a month for seniors from two specific housing complexes on the east side of Green Bay, Trail Creek and Woodland Park. The only cost for this activity is the transportation charge, which is $2.00.
This group meets every Tuesday in the senior room from 1:00-4:00 p.m. There is no transportation provided for this activity. Bridge club offers all skill levels from beginners to advanced. There is no cost to play bridge, just a weekly donation towards the snacks and coffee. All bridge players must register ahead of time.
There are several weekly opportunities for seniors to exercise.
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays there is senior volleyball in the gym. There is an annual fee for this activity.
- Tuesdays and Thursdays there is open gym walking. This program operates September through May.
Lunches and Social Activities
Every Wednesday, lunch is served in the senior room at 11:45 a.m. Lunch is followed by entertainment, cards, bingo and special activities. The cost of lunch is $3.00. Transportation is provided for an additional cost for the Wednesday lunches.
Dates and times change monthly. There is a minimal cost for the materials. Seniors make a simple and fun craft and take it home the same day!
The Extension Service provides cooking class the fourth Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Learn how to make healthy meals and snacks for one or two people. There is no cost to attend the cooking class. There are no cooking classes in July and August.
Join us the second Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for an afternoon of fun and fellowship! Bunco is an easy but exciting dice game. Give it a try, you might even win a prize!
Special Outings and Day Trips
Are you adventurous? Then join our Senior Program for one of our many special trips and outings! You can visit a place in Wisconsin you’ve never been before, go back to a favorite spot, or even go on a “mystery tour” in which the destination is known only to the staff and bus driver! You can also take in a Bullfrogs baseball game, a WaterBoard Warrior ski show, or a concert in the park or at the Meyer Theater. Dates, times and costs of these special outings vary, so the best way to get the information is to refer to the monthly newsletter.
The Salvation Army Lake Camp
Join us for Spring Fling, a one day trip to Army Lake Camp in May or sign up for a whole week of Senior Camp in August. There are many activities to do at the camp and lots of friends to share great times with. The Senior Program will provide transportation to and from the camp. Costs for these events vary so check the camp registration materials available in the Senior Room.
Hmong Elders Support Group
In conjunction with Catholic Charities, this group meets at The Salvation Army twice per month. There are both educational programs as well as trips into the community. Join in the fun and fellowship. Transportation and a translator are provided.
Join The Fun!
Register for all Senior Program activities by calling (920) 593-2362. Dates and times may change so please call ahead. Many of the Senior Program activities have a small fee, however, The Salvation Army does not want the cost of any activity to keep a senior from participating. Contact our Senior Services Director to discuss fees if these are a hardship.