More than 112,795 senior citizens consider Corpus Christi, a city in Texas. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, its beaches overlook Padre and Mustang islands. Corpus Christi is well-known for many things: the USS Lexington, the Texas State Aquarium, the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, Padre Island National Seashore, and the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center. Other points of interest are The Mirador de la Flor monument that honors Selena Quintanilla-Pérez and the Corpus Christi Cathedral, which is the seat of the Catholic Diocese of the city.
Lindale Senior Center provides meals from Monday through Friday and has a Senior Companion Program.
Friends for Life help seniors in a variety of ways. They have four main programs: Independent Living and Quality of Life Programs, Intergenerational Programs, Guardianship Program, and the Money Management Program, and Adult Day Care
MIR Senior Care Management assist individuals facing the complexities of aging through their life care management services. They advise caregivers and elderly family members on how to prepare for senior living and create customized programs to help them.
Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend assist frail, low-income seniors and minorities, helping them to remain independent and healthy through a variety of community-based programs. They offer a number of programs: Benefits Counseling, Care Coordination, Legal Assistance, Nutrition, Ombudsman, and Transportation.
H2U is a membership program offered at Corpus Christi Medical Center. Membership is $20 a year per person and benefits include health screenings, and access to H2U publications, magazine, and website. The website offers a variety of online tools -- such as health trackers, wellness reports, personal health records, videos, and a virtual library -- to help participants create a wellness strategy.
Senior care services are tailored to meet with senior’s individual needs and may include personal care, transportation, meal preparation, medication reminders, companionship, respite care, errand services, and light housekeeping.
Zavala Senior Center in joint partnership with the WellMed Charitable Foundation has an exercise room with a variety of fitness equipment like treadmills, recumbent bicycles, and weights. A fitness trainer is also available to help members develop a fitness plan. The use of the facility is free for those 50 or older.
Visiting Angels are a caregiving organization that provides personal care services. Caregivers help with bathing, hygiene, hair styling, getting in-and-out of bed, dressing, incontinence, medication reminders, light exercise assistance, and climbing steps.
Senior Companion Program City of Corpus Christi assists homebound or ill seniors with daily living needs as companions and also provides respite for caregivers.
Program: Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) coordinates volunteer opportunities for seniors. RSVP volunteers serve at private, nonprofit, or public community organizations in the Corpus Christi area rural Nueces County.
If you would like to find more services for seniors, you can find these through hospitals, libraries, community centers, and places of worship in your neighborhood.
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