Linaje Escogido opened the “Abuelitos” Senior Center in November 2012 to respond to the poverty and neglect that affect many seniors in our community.
The center provides food and ministers love to some 60 "abuelitos" and gives them the opportunity to grow in the knowledge of God's Word, and to feel useful through arts and crafts projects, and have fun playing and simply gathering together. Many of the seniors that attend the center come from very impoverished families, but they are also very lonely, having been forgotten by those same families.
The Senior Center is coordinated by Keyla Velasquez, who abounds in love and creativity as she leads arts and crafts projects, games, dancing, or simply talking over coffee, as well as sharing Bible stories and songs. A delicious and nutritious hot lunch is also served two days a week.
In order to reach more needy seniors, Linaje Escogido also has a "Meals on Wheels" activity, which takes an additional 20 lunches to “shut-ins”, delivered directly to their homes in “Moto-taxis.”
Medical attention at the “Samuel” Medical Center is free of charge for the seniors that are part of the feeding center as well as other low-income seniors.
Amazing Comfort Ministries prepares medical brigades during which doctors and nurses visit La Villa and surrounding communities and provide free medical attention, with a special focus on seniors and children.
17621 NE 130th St. 64060 Kearney, MO
Phone: +1 (816)-507-4440