Laura Danieli Senior Center
For seniors living alone and/or have limited incomes, their ability to access services, participate in social and cultural activities, and provide themselves with nutritional meals is compromised. Social isolation resulting from loss of personal mobility can lead to depression and sharp declines in physical health. (Maricopa Association of Governments Regional Action Plan on Aging and Mobility)
The Salvation Army's Laura Danieli Senior Activity Center strives to assist seniors with maintaining their quality of life. After operating senior programs for 13 years, the Laura Danieli Senior Activity Center opened its doors in 1982. Located at 613 North 4th Avenue in downtown Phoenix, the center offers a variety of services to enhance personal growth and health as well as increase social fellowship among senior citizens 62-years of age and older.
The senior center offers congregate meals daily, delivers meals to homebound seniors, sells discounted bus tickets, offers exercise classes, arts and crafts classes, Bible studies, a library with current newspapers and magazines, and coordinates the Senior Transportation Outreach program. This program assists seniors with transportation to medical appointments, picking up prescriptions, getting groceries, attending senior group activities, and other basic transportation needs.
Seniors are provided with the opportunity to take part in exercise classes, arts and crafts sessions and Bible studies. Free legal assistance is provided twice a month and medical referrals can also be obtained.