Settled In: Raymond’s Story of Hope

Raymond-websiteRaymond retired in 1975 and dabbled in other businesses until he decided to settle down in Oklahoma City. In 2006, he decided to try out The Salvation Army Senior Center in Warr Acres.

“It was just some place to go. I didn’t know anybody or know what they did. So I just settled in and have been coming back ever since.”

What kept Raymond coming back for ten years were the people he met at the center. Mingling with other seniors, playing dominoes and attending field trips has created a community for him. It’s kept him active along with a 30 mile bicycle ride every day.

A proud WWII veteran, Raymond has plenty of advice to share. What’s his advice for those curious about The Salvation Army’s senior centers? “Come and try it”.

If you are able to stop by our Warr Acres Senior Center, don’t miss your chance to meet him and ask his advice. Though, you won’t get all of his secrets.

Because of your support, our senior centers are there for Raymond and seniors just like him. If you would like to support our senior programs, you can:

  • Volunteer as an instructor at our senior centers teaching about any number of activity-based or educational classes.
  • Provide prizes for bingo, board games and jigsaw puzzles for the seniors. Items can be dropped off at 1001 N. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City, OK 73107.
  • Click the Donate Now button above and financially support our senior programs.