- Recreation & Tourism
- Senior Programs
Nessler Senior Center
The Nessler Senior Center was established in 1977 for citizens 55 years or older. Our program continues to focus on the needs and well-being of our seniors in the community by being a focal point where older adults in the Texas City, West Texas City, La Marque and surrounding areas can come together for services and activities that reflect their experience that respond to their diverse needs and interests, enhance their dignity, support their independence, and encourage their involvement in the center and the community.
Our staff is eager to serve our seniors by listening to their concerns, encouraging positive thinking, and promoting self-esteem. By interacting in all activities we focus on the needs of the entire group as well as the needs of each of our seniors.
Diverse Programs & Services
As a part of a comprehensive community strategy to meet the needs of older adults, the Nessler Senior Center offers a diverse programs and services Monday through Friday:
- Arts and crafts
- Inspirational class
- Line dancing
- Monthly health screenings
- Monthly presentations
- Sit-N-Be Fit
- Special holiday/event celebrations
Before a participant takes part in the program, a completed registration form and transportation waiver must be completed.
Senior Lunch Program
The Nessler Center is one of the five nutrition sites in Galveston County that provides a daily nutritious lunches that is served Monday through Friday at 11:30 am for all seniors who are 60 years or older. All seniors must complete an intake before services. Seniors are encouraged to reserve lunch 24 hours in advance.
Lowry Center (Senior Fitness)
The Lowry Center offers a membership to senior citizens at a reduced rate. Programs offered include:
- "Slow and Easy" aerobics for active seniors, 8 to 8:30 am, Monday through Friday
- "At Your Own Pace" indoor daily walking from 6 to 9 am, Monday through Friday
- "Senior Citizen Water Aerobics," a low-impact water exercise class for seniors
Classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 to 11 am and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 pm.
Daily transportation is provided to and from the center to persons 55 years or older who live in Texas City/West Texas City and La Marque who participate in the Nessler Program. It is the passenger's responsibility to notify the driver or call the main number at 409-643-5877 by no later than 8 am the morning of pickup.
Transportation is also provided locally for:
- Day trips
- Doctor's appointments
- Special outings, etc.
A transportation waiver must be completed by all passengers utilizing transportation services.
All passengers must be able to board the bus with minimal assistance, respect the driver and other passengers. There are no seating arrangements for riders. The drivers will use their own discretion on the route order they will use when picking up passengers.
The route and pick-up times may change if a driver is out and another driver has to cover. To avoid delaying other passengers being picked up, the drivers can only wait two minutes.