CONGREGATE CENTERS

COVID-19 UPDATE:

The Bud O’Shieles Community Center will reopen June 7, all other senior Centers are scheduled to follow through out the summer. We will ensure all other Congregate Program participants continue to receive contactless, home-delivered meals until all locations have been reopened.

As we take this first step towards fully reopening all of our centers, we will continue to follow all health guidelines and recommendations to ensure the continued safety of our seniors, volunteers, and staff members. This includes regularly sanitizing hard surfaces, encouraging participants wear masks, and providing additional space for social distancing.

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 from 10 locations. 9 congregate center locations and 1 distribution only locations. 7 are “Sit & Eat” Community Center style centers located in Brookshire, Fulshear, Kendleton, Missouri City, Rosenberg, Stafford and Sugar Land. These locations include a senior living apartment complex-The Huntington at Sienna in Missouri City, that is open to residents only.

Congregate Centers are open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Bud O’Shieles Community Center is the FBS flagship and houses the administrative offices in Rosenberg, TX.
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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 closed due to covid (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 closed due to covid. FBS staff or volunteers on site 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 partner with the YMCA offer two “Grab & Go” style centers, where fitness programs are offered and lunches are provided. Katy (Monty Ballard YMCA) and the Missouri City (Fort Bend Family YMCA) are Monday through Wednesday and clients must be members of the YMCA to participate.

All programs are open to everyone 60+ regardless of income. Drop by at a location near you to tour the facility. Your local Site Manager can assist you in completing introductory paperwork should you choose to join us, to ensure we 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 9 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.

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.