OUTREACH - ASSISTANCE TO THE MATERIAL POOR: SENIORS PROGRAM
Every Tuesday the Mission hosts a program for the neighborhood’s senior citizens. Our 30-40 “regular” seniors participate in exercise, computer classes, a Bible study, and a lunch each week on Tuesdays.
We also periodically go on field trips. Our past trips have included Mundelein Seminary, the Shedd Aquarium, Long Grove chocolate factory, Holy Name Cathedral, concerts in Millennium Park, and many more!
Very few of our seniors knew each other before the seniors’ program began in 2009. Many of them were afraid to leave their houses because of the neighborhood. We are very grateful that we have been able to provide this programming to encourage them to spend time out of the house and participate in positive, enriching activities.
It is especially important to support our neighborhood’s seniors since many of them are raising their grandchildren or great-grandchildren due to family turmoil. We want to continue to help them as they work hard to teach their families Christian morals within a pervading environment of moral decay.