"We really enjoy the entertainment. We are one large family, and we live day by day by the mercy of Christ. Joan Auld is so friendly and lovely, and we feel so at home. We ride the bus every day."

- Evelyn Benevides, Heritage Center Patron

About

Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association, Inc., grew out of an organization that began in 1975, known as Dial-A-Friend. From this was born the idea of a community gathering place--a place that would make life more meaningful and where Calhoun County seniors are assisted in their efforts to live independently for as long as possible.

Sixty-nine percent of the senior citizens in Calhoun county are low income and forty-eight percent are minorities, who, without the services provided by this organization would be unable to exist independently on their fixed income. The services and programs offered by CCSCA, Inc., keep our seniors active and young at heart.

CCSCA operates the new Heritage Center located at 2104 W Austin Street in Port Lavaca plus three satellite centers within the county; Seadrift, Port O’Connor and Point Comfort, Texas.

Heritage Center

The Heritage Center and its satellite offices prepare around 1000 congregate meals every month. These meals are served five days a week in Port Lavaca, (11:30AM to 12:30PM) and once a week at each satellite location. Seniors are invited for lunch. Lunch costs for seniors age 60 and over is a suggested donation of $3.00. Our Meals on Wheels program provides about 2000 hot meals monthly for 115 elderly shut-ins, who are medically assessed as unable to prepare a well-balanced diet.

Blood Pressure checks, diabetes screening and information concerning seniors’ health are presented at all four locations. CCSCA provides transportation five days a week for all seniors to the Heritage Center, shopping, medical appointments, paying bills, dialysis treatments, etc. Calhoun County Senior Citizens assists Seniors with completing application forms, advocacy, check writing and other needs.

Funding for Calhoun County Senior Citizens, Inc., is provided by Federal and State governments through the Older American Act. CCSCA receives local support from Calhoun County, City of Port Lavaca, City of Point Comfort, United Way, fund-raisers, grants and many other donations from the local community. Other funds come from the operation of the Outpost Resale Shop and from the rental of the Heritage Center.

Executive Director
Monica Pelech, Executive Director