Senior Programs

Senior Meal Program

The YWCA of Houston is the second largest provider of Home Delivered Meals in the city of Houston and the largest provider of Congregate Meals.
The senior meals 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).
To qualify for the YWCA of Houston Home Delivered Meals on Wheels Program Meals, 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.

The YWCA of Houston nutritional programs allow the seniors the opportunity to remain independent in their homes and interact with their peers. To enroll in the Home Delivered Meals on Wheels Program or to find out more about our congregate meal sites, please call 713-868-9922.

Congregate Meals and Programs

The YWCA of Houston Congregate Nutrition Program offers a daily nutritional meal, socialization opportunities, exercise, nutrition education, information and assistance, and a variety of other life-enhancing programs. Participants of the Congregate Nutritional Program are encouraged to participate in health education and fitness activities, at the center. Where applicable, transportation can be made available to and from the nutrition site. 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.
The YWCA of Houston nutritional programs allow the seniors the opportunity to remain independent in their homes and interact with their peers. 

NutritionEducation and Resource Linkage offers seniors valuable education related to healthymeal planning, health care, and accessing medical benefits and services. We are currently located at the following senior citizens centers listed below:

Site Coordinators for Congregate Meals and Programs
Carlos Igulpas - Bellerive Senior Center, 7225 Bellerive, Houston, TX 77036
Gloria Amaro - Harrisburg Senior Center, 7250 Harrisburg, Houston, TX 77011
Tai Truong - Kingspoint Senior Center, 10900 Kingspoint Ste., 5, Houston, TX 77075
Judy Williams - Lakeview Senior Center, 8950 Hammerly Blvd., Houston, TX 77080
Hye Jung Park - Longhorn Senior Center, 1414 Longhorn, Houston, TX 77080
Gloria Amaro - North Central Senior Center, 9718 Clark Park, Houston, TX 77076
Doris Sullivan – Oak Tree Senior Center, 14603 Fonmeadow, Houston, TX 77035
Al Carcedo - South Kirkwood Senior Center, 8603 South Kirkwood, Houston, TX 77099
Shirley Stredic - Telephone Senior Center, 6000 Telephone Rd., Houston, TX 77087
Howard Hsu - West Office Senior Center, 10303 West Office, Houston, TX 77042

Please contact Rhonda James, Director of Programs at (713) 640-6819 or rjames@ywcahouston.org if you have any questions.

If you are interested in a tour, volunteering or making a donation please contact Allison Booker Brooks, Executive Director at (713) 640-6818 or email abooker-brooks@ywcahouston.org if you have any questions.

Nutrition Education and Resource Linkage offers seniors valuable education related to healthy meal planning, health care, and accessing medical benefits and services.

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