P.O. Box 791, 705 Commerce Street, Palacios, TX 77465, US

Administration 361-972-9921

Friends of Elder Citizens, Inc.

Friends of Elder Citizens, Inc. Welcomes You!

Palacios Senior Center   361-972-2715

Edna Senior Center         361-782-5511

Transit 979-245-6800  or 361-782-5543


Lunches and banquets for all occasions.

Who are Friends of Elder Citizens, Inc.?

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 Thursday of every month rotating between the two  senior centers,   at 705 Commerce in Palacios,Texas and at the 501 North Wells in Edna, Texas. Meetings are scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. 

Funding to support FOEC operations comes from private donations, foundations, Agency on Aging, Title XX and XIX, Department of Transportation and contracts through Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission.  For information on making deductible donation contact foec1@tisd.net.

FOEC offers choices for independence

 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.

Friday Night Bingo is back on the schedule.  Call John at 361-972-2715.

Bingo or Mexican Bingo

Site Manager John Guerra, not pictured is his Activity Director, Linda Guerra.  Bingo is a main attraction, and we provide items for prizes that our seniors might have need of to increase the excitement. Donations are welcome.  Our Clients Love It!


Julia F. Gonzales, Executive Director

Julia F. Gonzales

Marianne Cornelius, Finance Officer

Marianne, 361-972-9921

Keeping records in order, Marrianne joined FOEC in 2006.

Home delivered meals and lunches distributed in Jackson County and Palacios Center are prepared in the certified kitchen in Palacios,Texas by  Margaret Hernandez, Head Cook, and helpers Tammy Gonzalez and Cynthia Saldinera.  Menus are provided by certified nutritionist and ensure 1/3 recommended daily allowance as required by Texas Health and Human Services.

Board of Directors

Paul Smith, Interim President

Jesse Rodriguez, Vice President

Cheryl Dodd, Secretary-Treasurer

Tria Svatek

Jerry Purvis

Lillian Solis-Smith

Markus Sandy

Linda Slaton

Michael Garcia


A United Way Agency

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Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our seniors, so feel free to visit during normal business hours Monday-Thursday 8 am to 5 pm.

Email:  foec.inc@tisd.net

Friends of Elder Citizens, Inc.

705 Commerce St, Palacios, TX, USA

(361) 972-2715