Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels (Fort Bend Seniors) is one of Fort Bend County’s oldest non-profit organizations and was born in 1974 by community leaders. During their first year of service, FBS provided 20,000 hot meals.
By 1976, the program became a non-profit organization and in 1981, Fort Bend Seniors joined the United Way of Texas Gulf Coast. Fort Bend Seniors is accredited through the Meals on Wheels Association of America as a Certified Nutritional Program.
Through the years, Fort Bend Seniors has evolved and now provides Meals on Wheels services to over 1,000 seniors daily from nine site locations throughout Fort Bend County and a site in Waller County. Fort Bend Seniors is the only organization that provides Meals on Wheels to all persons 60 years of age and over regardless of income, even though 85% of Fort Bend Seniors’ clients live at or below the poverty level.
Today, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels provides comprehensive services and programs including Meals on Wheels, congregate meals, transportation, case management, health screenings, information and referral services, recreation and more. Each of these programs and services enable area seniors to remain in their homes and continue to be an integral part of the community for as long as possible.
Fort Bend Seniors looks forward to continuing to help older adults remain independent by providing necessary services and resources to improve their quality of life.
What is a Poker Walk? A Poker Walk is an organized event where participants follow a designated route which has stations along the route where participants will draw a card to form a poker hand. By the end of the walk, participants will have a full poker hand. Prizes will be awarded to the participants with the top three hands. the walk will begin at approximately 9 a.m. Participants must complete the 1.3 mi. walk by 10:15 a.m. to be considered for prizes.
This is a family friendly event, so please feel free to invite your children, grandchildren, and friends. those with disabilities are encouraged to use a motorized cart in order to participate. Participants may also choose to ride their bike along the route. Animals are not allowed to participate with the exception of service animals.
The route is approximately 1.3 miles long: beginning at the Lakehouse and continuing onto the streets surrounding the lake. A map of the route will be released closer to the event date.
If you are interested in participating in the Poker Walk, you may register on ActiveNet. Participants are asked to make a minimum donation of $10 per adult and $5 per child under the age of 14. Donations will be collected the day of the event by the Men's Club. Donations can be made by cash or check (checks made payable to Sweetgrass Men's Club). You are welcome to make larger donations which will benefit these two local charities.
Are You Ready to Help Our Seniors???
Volunteers are an important part of Fort Bend Seniors’ success and many types of volunteer opportunities are available from attending or participating in fundraising activities to providing one-on-one support for seniors.
Volunteering to help a senior is a most rewarding experience. We invite you to join Fort Bend Seniors as a volunteer and make a difference in a seniors’ life today.
Download and print your volunteer application HERE.
You can fax it back to us @ 281-633-7050, ATTN: Rick Branek or SCAN and email your application to Rick Branek, Volunteer Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org