CONGREGATE CENTERS

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Senior Centers will remain closed until further notice. We will ensure that all current participants in the Congregate Program receive home-delivered meals during this closure. Our organization is still essential and will remain open. We are delivering more than 1,400 meals to seniors daily, with a new no-contact delivery and sanitizing hands between each delivery.

We have compiled a list of activities for seniors, including senior shopping hours, online senior fitness, music, books games, and more! Share this list with the seniors in your life (and help them with their computers or phones, if they need a little extra assistance).

If you are an active senior, but still need meal assistance during this difficult time, please fill out the referral form.


Fort Bend Seniors serves senior citizens in Fort Bend and Waller Counties by operating 12 congregate center locations. Seven are “Sit & Eat” Community Center style centers located in Brookshire, Fulshear, Katy (Woodlands Park), Kendleton, Missouri City (Fort Bend Family YMCA), Rosenberg, and Stafford. All centers are open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Our flagship center, the Bud O’Shieles Community Center and administrative offices are located in Rosenberg.
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  • Art classes are offered every Tuesday and Thursday with Jaime, our professional art instructor
  • Various exercise classes are offered Monday – Friday at 10:00am with professional instructors
  • The Fitness Center is open Monday-Friday during regular hours (Note: Everyone using the fitness center must fill out paperwork and do a short orientation to ensure equipment is used safely.)
  • The Computer Lab is open Monday – Friday during regular hours with an FBS staff or volunteer to assist (Note: Everyone using the computer lab must do an orientation to ensure proper protocols are followed on the computers.)
  • Bingo is currently offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Monthly shopping trip

We also serve three Senior Living Apartment Complexes–Houston Hometowne on Bellfort, The Huntington at Missouri City, and The Huntington at Sienna in Missouri City.

Additionally, we offer two “Grab & Go” Style centers, where fitness programs are offered and a take home lunch are provided. Katy (Monty Ballard YMCA) is open Monday through Thursday, and Richmond T.W. Davis YMCA is open Monday through Wednesday.

All programs are open to everyone 60+ regardless of income. Drop by at a location near you to see what we offer. Your local Site Manager can assist you in completing introductory paperwork should you choose to join us regularly, so we can provide the best services to you.

CONGREGATE MEALS

Congregate meals are served in a group setting and include one hot meal daily that meets at least 1/3 of the recommended daily allowance of all nutrients required by adults. Meals are served at 10 of Fort Bend Seniors’ senior centers, located throughout Fort Bend and Waller counties five days a week.

RECREATION

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All exercises can be adapted to participants’ needs.

Activities at the senior centers include:

  • Meals & nutrition education
  • Arts and crafts,
  • Bingo games
  • Exercise classes
  • Computer classes
  • Health screenings
  • Field trips
  • Holiday Events

All our recreation activities provide seniors the opportunity to socialize and interact with their peers. Additionally, those attending senior centers are provided with an important opportunity to visit with Fort Bend Seniors’ staff regarding additional needs and services.

Larger holiday celebrations such as Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and an annual Holiday Celebration take place at our flagship center, the Bud O’Shieles Community Center in Rosenberg, and transportation is available.

A monthly calendar of events is provided to seniors outlining upcoming recreational and social programs. You can also visit our Facebook page to see upcoming events at our congregate center in Rosenberg.

TRANSPORTATION

Fort Bend Seniors provides round-trip transportation through Fort Bend Transportation with their fleet of air conditioned, handicapped accessible vans, to each location the congregate meal program is available, with no cost to them. (Transportation is available through transportation vouchers or on an as needed basis).

If you are interested in participating in our congregate meal program or recreation activities post Covid, contact Senior Center Coordinator Shonda Thomas at 281-633-7058 or email shonda@fortbendseniors.org for more information or to sign up.