The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department strives to cultivate the best quality of life for persons age 50 plus. Programs are designed for active senior adults and those faced with the challenges of mature living. Our benefits counselors are available to assess your eligibility for federal and state assistance programs for seniors.
The eight Senior Centers which are located throughout Corpus Christi offer a variety of programs and activities designed to meet the social, recreational, nutritional, educational and health needs of individuals in our community age 50 plus. Please call for more information.
► VIDEO - Free in CC, Senior Center Programs (January 25, 2018)
► VIDEO - Apply to be a Senior Companion (January 2019)
Beat the Heat Cooling Centers
June – September 2019
The City of Corpus Christi will be open all senior centers and libraries to the public during normal business hours. If you don’t have air conditioning this summer, stay safe & enjoy one of our cooling centers. Reliant Energy is sponsoring three cooling centers. We’ll have water, snacks & movies for the whole family.
► 2019 Beat the Heat Flyer (includes list of all City senior centers and libraries with hours of operation)
► CALENDAR OF EVENTS - September 2019
We provide meals at all eight senior centers and home-delivered meals to home-bound elderly individuals through our Meals On Wheels program. A nutritionally balanced, dietitian certified lunch is served Monday through Friday. For more information on the Senior Center Meal Program, please call the senior center nearest you. Read more about the Meals On Wheels program.
Senior Companion Program
Senior Companion volunteers provide assistance with daily living tasks and companionship to home-bound and disabled seniors. Senior Companions must be age 55+ and meet established income eligibility guidelines to serve 15 to 40 hours per week and receive hourly stipends. This is a program of the Senior Corps. Read more about the Senior Companion Program. ► VIDEO - Apply to be a Senior Companion (February 2019)
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
The Corpus Christi RSVP is federally funded by the Corporation for National and Community Services (CNCS). Since 1977, the City of Corpus Christi has been the local sponsor. The RSVP program serves all of Nueces County and currently has over 385 active volunteers. RSVP staff match volunteers’ interests and schedules with several opportunities through non-profit agencies called Volunteer Stations that are registered with the RSVP program, with services including clerical and administrative duties, fundraising assistants, special project coordinators, receptionists, thrift and gift shop clerks, computer assistants, as well as numerous long-term, ad-hoc or short-term assignments. This is a program of the Senior Corps. Read more about the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Enrollment Form. Volunteer Stations.
SENIOR CENTERS & CONTACT INFORMATION
List of senior centers, addresses, phone numbers, hours of operation and more.
Senior Community Services Administration Office (361) 826-3150
Meal On Wheels Program (361) 826-4120
Senior Companion Program (361) 826-3154