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

- Evelyn Benevides, Heritage Center Patron


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 Heritage Center located at 2104 W Austin Street in Port Lavaca plus a satellite center, in Port O’Connor, Texas.

Heritage Center

The Heritage Center and its satellite office 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 our satellite location. Seniors are invited for lunch. Lunch costs for seniors age 60 and over is a suggested donation of $5.00.

Our Meals on Wheels program provides about 2000 hot meals monthly for approximately 115 elderly and disabled homebound clients, who are medically assessed as unable to maintain a well-balanced diet.

Blood Pressure checks, diabetes screening and information concerning seniors’ health are presented at both locations. CCSCA provides transportation five days a week for all citizens of Calhoun County.

Calhoun County Senior Citizens is also available to 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 and Luke
Rebecca Jernigan, Executive Director, and Luke

Please welcome Rebecca Jernigan, new Executive Director of The Heritage Center, home of Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association, Inc.

Rebecca is a full-time resident of Seadrift, where she has resided for 2 years, having moved from central Texas with her husband, Dana. They chose Calhoun County as their home because of the community spirit and outreach (and of course fishing and the simplicity of coastal life). Rebecca and her husband share 3 grown daughters and 2 grandsons.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management with a focus on Environmental Science and is enjoying acclimating to her new role. She also enjoys continued training for her registered therapy dog, Luke Aaron – who has already become a celebrity in his own right at the Center, and loves providing smiles and comfort to guests.

Please join us in welcoming Rebecca and “Cool Hand Luke”, as he has been dubbed by guests.

Please visit the website at Calhounseniors.org for the latest in Center news and a list of valuable resources available to our community.