► CDC Recommendations When Visiting Parks & Recreation Facilities (Revised 7-30-2020)
- All eight Senior Centers
- ONLY serving curbside meals Monday–Friday, 11:30am–12:30pm
- Senior Companion Program
- Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
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.
BEAT THE HEAT THIS SUMMER
For the 11th year, Reliant’s Beat the Heat Program in partnership with the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department will provide a safe way for Corpus Christi residents to stay cool during the hottest days of summer. New this year, Reliant will power the summer by providing fun at-home family activities using their games packet, mini personal cooling products, and cool snacks for residents to pick-up curbside at designated centers to help them keep cool in their homes, while they Play It Safe by wearing masks and continuing to practice social distancing. For persons who qualify, Arctic Air Coolers will be available for pick up by appointment only. Everyone is invited to participate in virtual activities for play and fitness to be offered on the Parks & Recreation Facebook page.
► Summer 2020 Beat the Heat - Flyer (provides the curbside distribution schedule that runs on Saturdays from July 11–August 29, along with more details)
► VIDEO - Free in CC, Senior Center Programs (January 25, 2018)
► VIDEO - Apply to be a Senior Companion (January 2019)
► CALENDAR OF EVENTS - (Senior centers are temporarily closed due to COVID-19 pandemic.)
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