Friends of Elder Citizens is a 501c3 Non-Profit Corporation. Your donation helps to feed people who may not be able to get a balanced meal daily. If you can help, please checkout with Paypal. All credit cards are accepted.
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P O Box 791
Palacios, TX 77465
Friends of Elder Citizens,Inc, (FOEC) is a 501 ( c ) 3 private organization formed in 1979 and incorporated in 1981, administered by a Board of Directors elected by the open membership. Public Board meetings are held the third Monday of every month at 705 Commerce, Palacios,Texas. Meetings are scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
Besides transportation, we offer Group and Individual Activities (both recreational and educational) including health and safety education. The Senior Centers in Palacios and Edna offer a hot nutritious lunch to individuals 60 years and older and people with disabilities. FOEC operates programs to meet the needs of senior citizens in Matagorda and Jackson Counties for Nutrition, Transportation, and Socialization. Transportation is offered to the general public through R Transit
Site Manager John Guerra, pictured with his Activity Director, Linda Guerra. Even with the center closed to clients because of Covid-19, John and Linda still make sure our clients receive their home delivered meals and fun activities to keep them occupied while staying home.
Funding to support FOEC operations comes from private donations, foundations, Agency on Aging, Texas Health & Human Services, Department of Transportation and contracts through Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission. For information on making deductible donation contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julia, a native of Palacios, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to FOEC.
Keeping records in order, Marianne joined FOEC in 2003.
Kala, joined FOEC in September 2020.
Home delivered meals and lunches distributed in Jackson County and Palacios area are prepared in the certified kitchen in Palacios,Texas by Tammy Gonzales, Head Cook, and helpers Margaret Hernandez and Maricela Ayala. Menus are provided by certified nutritionist and ensure 1/3 recommended daily allowance as required by Texas Health and Human Services
We love our seniors, so feel free to visit during normal business hours Monday-Friday 8 am to 4 pm. However, we are not hosting visitors at this time.