Our Seniors Bring Us Joy

Operation Seniors seeks to improve the quality of life for older adults in the community by providing a variety of services in several different settings.










Operation Seniors

Operation Seniors serves three different senior groups in our community. They are a low-income retirement residence, an assisted living residence and the Grandparents Support Network. We provide a variety of programs from Bingo, arts and crafts, baked goods, holiday gifts, games and notecards. Our goal is to enrich each and every senior’s life in a thoughtful and joyous manner.


AHEPA is a low-income retirement community in Wilmington where we reach every single resident in some type of activity or program. We provide Bingo, arts and crafts, games, handmade notecards for every holiday, homemade baked treats 3 times a year, December holiday gifts, Valentine’s Day mementoes, pizza lunch, a monthly ice cream delivery and more!

In 2023, we were able to provide a Southern Social and a trolley ride to the residents of AHEPA.  The residents will also have a quarterly opportunity to receive clothing from the ALGW Thrift Shop.

Spring Arbor

Spring Arbor Assisted Living is located in Wilmington. We have had the pleasure of providing Bingo games with prizes, December holiday and Valentine’s Day gifts, notecards for every holiday, arts and crafts projects of which many of those go to decorate our “every holiday” tree, and a pizza party. We have also supplied them with yoga balls and drumsticks to make for a unique, fun-filled exercise program!

We are now providing new residents of Spring Arbor with welcome gifts.

Cookies and Crafts always bring smiles from our seniors.

Sometimes when the Slightly Off Key Stringalongs perform, the residents like to dance.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

The Grandparents Support Network, which is run out of the Lower Cape Fear YWCA in Wilmington, is the third group that we support.  These grandparents have taken over the role of raising their grandchildren. Our goal is to make the grandparents feel appreciated and to help support them where there is an unfulfilled need.  We have baked treats and provided Holiday and Spring food baskets.  We also are fulfilling the need for household supplies such as paper goods, cleaners, and laundry needs.  Furthermore, we pick up and deliver 30lb boxes of food once a month from the Food Bank for qualifying grandparents. Lastly, we have started an exciting Life Stories program where grandparents are interviewed about their lives and we have put together a book with pictures for them to keep and share with their families!

“You will never know how much you have helped. I just want you to know I really do appreciate everything. And once again, thank you so much.

Evelena McLaurin

“Thank you for being a blessing to my grandson and I. We appreciate everything that was donated to my family. May you all continue to be a blessing to others. There are definitely stars in your crowns.”

Ginger Lee and NyQuari White

“Thank you so much for sharing your time and travels and smiles with us… and the goodies. I’ve enjoyed every minute of my association with you and look forward to every month. The exercise is great!”

God Bless Lee

Serving New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties since 2008