For more information on Senior Services, please call the Omaha Senior Services Director at (402) 898-5944.
SENIOR OUTREACH SERVICES - friendly contact with lonely seniors through phone calls and visits
OASIS (Omaha Area Service Institute for Seniors) - comprehensive array of one-stop community services for seniors
GOLDENROD CLUB - fellowship and education for seniors
DORA BINGEL SENIOR CENTER - social, recreational and spiritual opportunities for seniors
CHARLES & MARGRE DURHAM BOOTH MANOR - apartment living for low-income senior citizens
OMAHA HOUSING AUTHORITY (OHA) OUTREACH - Case management and service coordination for elderly and disabled residents of the Omaha Housing Authority Towers
A STORY ON HOW THE SALVATION ARMY TOUCHED A LIFE...
At 15 years of age, he was stationed in post-WWII Germany. Just a child, J.R. soon became a man as he was exposed to a completely new world.
J.R. followed the lead of men much older than he was, falling into the habits of drinking, smoking and gambling. "If you didn't do it, you weren't considered a man," he says. But J.R. was also becoming a man he was not proud to be.
After he was released from the Army, J.R. continued living this dangerous lifestyle. He became an alcoholic, barely making it from day to day. He had lost direction in his life.
But 10 years ago, J.R. found that direction when he moved into the Durham Booth Manor. He found faith in God as he overcame the troubles of his past. Today, J.R. carries a Bible with him everywhere he goes, not only to remind him of where he's been, but to give hope to everyone who crosses his path.