At Ladore we believe many of life’s grandest rewards and experiences begin at 50! Since 1975, The Salvation Army has been catering to the needs of Seniors via a getaway at Ladore. Each year thousands of guests, age 50 and older, return to Ladore or visit for the first time. Our program is often referred to as a “Cruise on Land”. It’s a week’s vacation with the option for seniors to participate in the various scheduled programs and activities.
The Adult and Senior getaway is about the participants! A wonderful time of fellowship and fun, it creates an atmosphere where seniors from all over can come together, get to know one another, make new friends and reconnect with old friends. Seniors who’ve attended often make this an annual event.
Each year the program department selects a theme for the summer – the 2019 theme is “Wild West Roundup”
Western Round-up at Ladore! Yep, that’s the theme for 2019! That title made my mind go back to some of the old Western’s on TV when I was growing up. Roy Rogers, Trigger, Bullet & Tonto, Dale Evans, John Wayne…. The bad guys always got their due and the good guys always won. Not always the way real
life works, is it? But for a few days, I hope we can take you back to those days at our Western Round-up at Ladore. I can’t guarantee you’ll get to ride a horse or go on a wagon train trek, but I am pretty sure you’ll get the opportunity to dress up and play cowboy or cowgirl if you want to. And I think you might get to
send someone to an old western “jail”, just for fun! Of course, there will be some new games, a great craft and the opportunity to make some great new friends. I am also pretty confident the kitchen staff will prepare a good old fashioned BBQ at some point during your stay.
Some folks tell us that one of the things they appreciate the most at Ladore is the worship opportunities and spiritual refreshment. Sometimes the Chaplains tell us our themes make it difficult to prepare, yet somehow God always gives them exactly what we need for the days we are here. I thought Western Roundup might be a difficult theme for the Chaplains, but when I looked up Cowboy Devotionals on the internet, I found a whole lot of information to get my mind working. Whether our Chaplains figure out a way to focus on a Western theme or not, let’s pray for God’s direction in their lives as they prepare for what God wants them to share with us. God continues to amaze me because He manages to send just the right Scripture or thought, just when I need it. The reality is God doesn’t care what our style is. He loves us overwhelmingly whether we are inclined to be a cowboy, cowgirl or a high society debutante. In Romans 8:39, we read that “not height nor depth, nor any other created thing shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Hebrews 6:18 in The Message reminds us that “When God wanted to guarantee His promises, He gave His word, a rock-solid guarantee—God can’t break His word. And because His word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable.“ Western, Eastern, Northern or Southern, God loves you overwhelmingly and we want to share the blessing of that love with you this summer. So saddle up, my friend, and call to make your reservations.
DEPOSITS & CANCELLATIONS
Ladore requires a non-refundable $50.00 deposit per person for senior getaways, except for those seniors on scholarships. Deposits are due 60 days prior to arrival, with the balance due during check-in. Cancellations or reservation changes must be received at least 30 days in advance, with the exception of verifiable medical or situational emergencies. Any unused reserved rooms will be invoiced to the individual or senior organization. Ladore will gladly carryover deposits for a stay of up to ONE year from the original reservation date.