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Salvation Army Adult Day Center participant winning an "Oscar"

Adult Day Center hosts its own 9th annual ‘Oscar’ party

Added on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Written by Julie Borgen, Twin Cities Media Relations Director for The Salvation Army Northern Division.

Roseville, Minn. – The 89th Annual Academy Awards will be the talk of Hollywood on Sunday, but on Friday, Feb. 24, The Salvation Army is honoring its own stars at The Adult Day Center in Maplewood, Minn.

Salvation Army "Oscar" statuesFor the ninth year in a row, program participants will be honored with their Oscar statues for accomplishments like “Best Dressed,” “Brightest Smile” and “Most Energy.”

The event kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Maplewood Salvation Army at 2080 Woodlyn Ave. in Maplewood.

Everyone from workers to caregivers and participants dress to the nines on this special day. A few tears are common, and you may even get to hear one of the winners grab the mic and give an acceptance speech.

“It’s all part of making the people in our program feel special,” said Paula Sandstrom, activities and volunteer coordinator at the Day Center. ” Our staff looks forward to the event as much as our guests do.”

The Adult Day Center is a loving place for adults who need special support during the day. It offers a variety of nursing and personal care services, as well as outings and fun activities, all designed to support the people they serve and give their daily caregivers a little break.

The center currently has openings and is offering a free day of activities to new guests.

The media is invited to attend this fun and festive event. Come experience our own version of the Oscars…we promise this show won’t keep you up late!

About The Salvation Army

Since 1886 the Twin Cities Salvation Army has been a safety net for thousands of people, providing food, housing, financial assistance and more, without discrimination. Each year it serves 187,000 people in the metro area, providing 1,300 hot meals daily and sheltering nearly 900 every night. The Salvation Army relies on 20,500 volunteers who give 160,000 hours of service annually. Please join The Salvation Army by volunteering or making a donation to support your local community.