YWCA Houston

Programs For Seniors

Health and well-being, especially with the prospect of extended longevity, is the desire of seniors, families, and the extended community. We are on a mission to help seniors thrive and live fully. 

MEALS ON WHEELS

      

The fact is 20% of all seniors in Texas are at risk of hunger, the sixth highest rate of senior hunger in the nation. 

YWCA of Houston serves on average 300,000 meals to venerable home bounds seniors in Houston and surrounding areas, making us the second largest provider of Home Delivered Meals in the city of Houston and the largest provider of Congregate Meals.

Our Meals on Wheels program provides meals to seniors that are over the age of 60.

Through collaboration with the Houston/Harris County Area Agency on Aging and Harris County Community Service Department we provide more than 2000 seniors with a hot nutritionally balanced meal, Monday through Friday (except approved holidays). The YWCA of Houston nutritional programs allow the seniors the opportunity to remain independent in their homes and interact with their peers.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To qualify for the YWCA of Houston Meals on Wheels Program, a person must be at least 60 years old and/or the spouse of a 60 or over participant, reside in the approved YWCA service area, has an impairment that would prevent you from attending a senior congregate center. All participants are required to complete an initial assessment to ensure eligibility and if approved an annual assessment thereafter. Assessments are completed by a YWCA of Houston Intake Specialist.

To enroll in the Meals on Wheels Program, please contact Monica Gonzalez, Lead Assessment Specialist, at 713-640-6822 or mgonzalez@ywcahouston.org



CENTERS FOR SENIOR LIFE

   

The YWCA of Houston Centers for Senior Life offers a daily nutritional meal, socialization opportunities, exercise, nutrition education, information and assistance, and a variety of other life-enhancing programs. Participants participate in health education and fitness activities at one of our 11 centers located throughout the Houston area.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Where applicable, transportation can be made available to and from the center. To qualify for the YWCA of Houston Congregate Nutrition Program, a person must be at least 60 years old and/or the spouse of a 60 or over participant.

Centers offer seniors valuable education related to healthy meal planning, health care, and accessing medical benefits and services. We are currently located at the following centers listed below:

Centers for Senior Life Locations:
• Bellerive Senior Center, 7225 Bellerive, Houston, TX 77036
• Harrisburg Senior Center, 7250 Harrisburg, Houston, TX 77011
• Kingspoint Senior Center, 10900 Kingspoint Ste., 5, Houston, TX 77075
• Lakeview Senior Center, 8950 Hammerly Blvd., Houston, TX 77080
• Longhorn Senior Center, 1414 Longhorn, Houston, TX 77080
• North Central Senior Center, 9718 Clark Park, Houston, TX 77076
• Oak Tree Senior Center, 14603 Fonmeadow, Houston, TX 77035
• South Kirkwood Senior Center, 8603 South Kirkwood, Houston, TX 77099
• Telephone Senior Center, 6000 Telephone Rd., Houston, TX 77087
• West Office Senior Center, 10303 West Office, Houston, TX 77042
• Gateway Senior Center, 6309 Martin Luther King Jr., Houston, TX 77021
• Legacy Veteran Center for Senior Life, US Vet’s at Midtown Terrace Suites at 4640 Main St., Houston, TX 77002
 

Please contact Augustine Stout, Manager of Nutrition Services at (713) 640-6817 or astout@ywcahouston.org to find out how your loved one can participate or obtain a schedule of activities.

JOIN US ON A MISSION

We’re always looking for people to join us on a mission to help our seniors thrive!

Donate or Sponsor
If you would like to partner with the YWCA of Houston to donate food and/or resources or to sponsor our Seniors Programs, please complete the donation form. 

Volunteer
Our seniors thrive and live a full and active life. We’re always in need of volunteers willing to offer their time and talents to host activities, classes, exercises, and more to create the best experience for our seniors! Please consider volunteering at one of our Centers or to serve and/or deliver meals. Volunteer Here

If you are interested in touring our program or volunteering, please contact April Carson, Volunteer Coordinator at (713) 640-6823 or email acarson@ywcahouston.org if you have any questions.

Thanks to our donors and supporters!