The Senior Center in La Villa was opened in May 2013 to serve the population of senior adults in the community. It has quickly become a “don’t want to miss” weekly event for the seniors and for the staff from Linaje Escogido Church. The enthusiasm of the seniors and the whole community has been overwhelming!
The seniors come to the Center at lunchtime on Thursdays for a nutritious meal and games or activities. Bible quizzes and craft projects are some of the activities. Birthdays are celebrated every month, always with a piñata and birthday cake!
When mission teams visit La Villa, the Senior Center is one of the favorite ministries for the teams. Cultural exchanges between the teams and the seniors has been exciting for the seniors. In January 2015 the seniors did a surprise performance for the community and for the mission team. They dressed in their Honduran outfits and sang, danced and performed poetry for the team. The Honduran pride displayed by the seniors was heartwarming.
Some seniors are not able to physically attend mealtime at the Center. These shut-ins are delivered a meal through the “Meals on Wheels” program provided by Linaje Escogido Church.