Nutrition with friends daily!


Palacios Center   361-972-2715

Edna Center        361-782-5511



First Friday Lunch 11:00-1:00


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The Palacios Senior Center offers a delicious meal to  everyone every first Friday for only $10. Proceeds benefit the home delivered meal programs in Palacios.   

705 Commerce, Palacios, TX  77465

Call to order your plate today.  361-972-2715

FOEC centers - 705 Commerce St, Palacios & 501 N wells, edna

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 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. 

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


FOEC offers choices for independence

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

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

Bingo, Loteria, Cards, Dominoes, Pool, Zumba

Site Manager John Guerra, not pictured is his Activity Director, Linda Guerra.  On Tuesday and Thursday 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!

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Julia F. Gonzales, Executive Director

Julia F. Gonzales

Julia, a native of Palacios, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to FOEC.

Marianne Cornelius, Finance Officer

Marianne, 361-972-9921

Keeping records in order, Marrianne joined FOEC in 2006.

thank you for support of senior programs!

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 Susie Rivera.  Menus are provided by certified nutritionist and ensure 1/3 recommended daily allowance as required by Texas Health and Human Services

Board of Directors


Jerry Purvis, President

Jesse Rodriguez, Vice President

Lillian Solis-Smith, Secretary

Cheryl Dodd, Treasurer

Markus Sandy

Linda Slaton

Michael Flores

Cynthia Garrett


A United Way Agency

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Better yet, see us in person!

We love our seniors, so feel free to visit during normal business hours Monday-Friday 8 am to 4 pm.


Friends of Elder Citizens, Inc.

705 Commerce St, Palacios, TX, 77465

501 N. Wells, Edna, TX 77957
Palacios Center (361) 972-2715
Edna Center (361)-782-5511
Administration (361-972-9921)
Fax (361-972-9966)