On April 1, 2004, over one-hundred elderly women and men enjoyed a special program and a noon lunch to celebrate Mother’s Day. For this occasion the elderly people were brought to the refectory in the cloister area of the Lutheran church for a program of music and greetings. Later they sat at tables in the cloister courtyard and the refectory for their lunch and conversation. The Day Center for the Elderly is a program of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Day Center is open from 9 am to 2 pm every day but Sunday and is located in the former Martin Luther School building next to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Over two-hundred elderly people are served through the center. Many are able to come to the center and receive various services and enjoy activities; others who are unable to come to the center due to illness or disability are visited in their homes by nurses, a parish worker and the pastor of the Redeemer congregation, the Rev. Ibrahim Azar.