La Casa de Mi Amigo
La Casa de Mi Amigo is a project of La Iglesia San Marcos in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
Unlike in the United States, facilities and programs in support of senior citizens are not common in Guatemala. In 2009, the Rev. Dr. Roberto Armas, the rector of San Marcos Episcopal Church in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala accomplished his dream of providing a community center for elderly members of his city.
The program provides participants with a free hot lunch, a comfortable “community center” environment for relaxation, friendship, conversation, television, movies, games, and various forms of entertainment. The center is open daily, Monday through Friday, for our elderly neighbors.