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Senior Citrizen centers and large towns
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MikeT    Posted 02-21-2005 at 12:26:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My mom is 92 and comes to stay with us each summer. Every place she has ever lived had a Senior Citizens center where there was a lunch every week day or that could provide meals-on-wheels and even provided transportation to and from the center. Mom loves to go to these centers for the socializing.

I was shocked to learn that neither Houston or Harris county TX has any thing similar. There is basically nothing remotely similar here for Senior Citizens.

Are other large metropolitan areas the same? Is this just a small town thing?

RickyB    Posted 02-21-2005 at 18:58:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
heres one that serves Houston

MikeT    Posted 02-21-2005 at 20:09:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That one is many many miles south of here. Probably 2 hours to get there. Plus they don't serve this area. Mom is not house-bound and is not an aethiest, but would not want to "be beholden" to any church organization.

deadcarp    Posted 02-21-2005 at 16:17:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
our center has the big kitchen & good staff, so they load/deliver $2 lunches to 3 other towns. 7 different menus i think - like diabetic, no salt etc.

Red Dave    Posted 02-21-2005 at 15:27:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
The senior citizen center my mom goes to for social events is at one of the local churches, not a government thing here.
There is a meals on wheels program for shut-in's.
I don't know the in's and out's of how it operates, but I know a couple people that do some volunteer work on it.

SusieQ    Posted 02-22-2005 at 03:15:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well we are as small town as you can get here, but our Senior Ct. is absolutely great~ meals at center everyday, MEALS ON WHEELS, volunteers do this, social activities, games, creative projects, a monthly newsletter is printed and mailed to all subscribers, and the senior ctr. has a crew of CNA's that provide homehealth care for disabled, shut in elderly. The have mild excerise classes, line dancing, and they plan trips a couple times a year to head out to places, chartered buses. And it is wonderful.

Chas in Me    Posted 02-21-2005 at 15:05:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's Texas, home of America's number one "Compassionate Conservative".

big fred    Posted 02-21-2005 at 19:02:51       [Reply]  [No Email]

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