National Older Americans Month

31 May, 24

Dear Friends,

We owe so much to our elders. They are a vital, interconnected part of our communities that deserve investments in their well-being.

Our goal in Precinct One is to improve the quality of life and overall physical and mental wellness of seniors regardless of their financial resources, physical limitations, and status.

May is National Older Americans Month, and its theme is “Powered by Connection”. We know the profound impact that relationships and social connections have on our health and well-being, which is why we intentionally support our elders with a wide range of programming catered to their needs.

To kick off this special month, 160 seniors from seven different Precinct One centers participated in our “Dress Up to Get Down Senior Prom” at Julia C. Hester House on May 3. They dressed to impress, participated in line dancing, and tapped their beloved peers Arthur Williams and Donna McPherson as Prom King and Prom Queen for their outstanding contributions to their communities. The Alzheimer’s Association, Prairie View A&M, Houston Recovery Center, and the Harris Center attended the event to provide important resources and information to our elders to ensure they stay connected to local resources that are important for their social health.

Throughout Older Americans Month and beyond, Precinct One’s Senior Enrichment Program enhances the lives of seniors (50 years and older) by offering programs and services that promote their physical, emotional, and social well-being. We offer exercise classes, including senior-focused physical fitness, Yoga, Mat Pilates, Line Dancing, and more.

Additionally, seniors can join our enrichment programs that include arts and crafts, computer classes, and health education. They can also meet new friends and develop relationships by participating in our board game days, special events, and day trips.

Precinct One invests in our seniors every day, and we are proud to do so.

To register for any upcoming offerings of our Senior Enrichment Program, visit our Community Portal.


Rodney Ellis