The City of Texas City Department of Recreation & Tourism welcomes citizens 55 and older to the Senior Citizens Program.
This program was established in 1977 for citizens age 55 and older. Our program continues today to focus on the needs and well-being of seniors in our community.
The Nessler Center Senior Citizen Program is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed on city holidays). The center is one of five Nutrition Sites in Galveston County providing senior citizens with a nutritious meal. (Donations are encouraged.)
Activities include lunch, dominoes, bingo (42 players), arts and crafts, board games, fellowship, movies with popcorn, reading, picnics, field trips and celebrations for special occasions and holidays.
Our staff is eager to serve our senior citizens by listening to their concerns, encouraging positive thinking, and promoting self-esteem. By interacting in all activities, we focus on the needs of the entire group as well as the needs of each of our seniors.
Guest speakers visit our center on a regular basis and provide valuable information on health screenings, counseling, diabetic testing, nutrition, education, referral services, and more.
Exercise is encouraged daily. "Sit and Be Fit" is a slow and easy upper body workout that is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Lowry Fitness Trail is located nearby and indoor walking around the Wings of Heritage Room is available most mornings.
Lowry Center membership is offered to our Nessler Center Seniors at a reduced rate. Programs offered for seniors include:
|Handicap Van Service|
The handicap van service is provided free of charge by the City of Texas City. Operation is limited to the city limits of Texas City and La Marque. The City of Texas City Department of Recreation and Tourism reserves the right to refuse service to any rider who fails to follow established handicap van use policies.
Passengers who are "no shows" or "late cancellations" will be subject to review of transportation services by Program Coordinator. Van schedule and/or policies are subject to change without notice.
|Who can utilize the service? Any resident of Texas City who is 55 years old or older is welcome to use this service as well as physically- and mentally-disabled residents. Note: Only those citizens, over the age of 18 who can care for themselves, unassisted, are eligible to ride.|
|When is this service available? The handicap van operates Monday through Friday (except on city holidays) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
|When must scheduling be done? Requests for scheduling must be completed at least two days in advance except for Monday request, which must be made by Thursday of the preceding week.|
|What are riders' responsibilities? Be ready to board the van when it arrives at your home. Be prompt in reporting back to the "Pickup Area" following the completion of your business. See that your address is clearly visible from the street. No eating, no smoking or no drinking is allowed while riding in the handicap van.|
|What is necessary in order to cancel a request? It is the responsibility of the rider to call and cancel a request at least 24 hours in advance. If this is not possible, please call (409) 643-5877 by 8 a.m.|
* All doctors' appointments must be made before noon.
For more information about the Senior Citizens Program, call